American whiskeys may often be categorised as pertaining to toastiness, spice and vanilla sweetness. This is in large part due to the generous use of new charred oak (predominant in most styles of US whiskey, and used exclusively in the production of bourbon), which lends stunning sweet flavours such as vanillins, and other flavour compounds.
Rye whiskey is made with a mashbill that mainly features rye. The result of this is a more spicy whiskey with lots of complexity. Great examples include Sazerac rye whiskey, Rittenhouse Straight Rye and Pappy Van Winkle’s Rye.
Tennessee whiskeys are essentially bourbons which undergo the “Lincoln County Process”, developed by the world famous Jack Daniel’s. This involves filtering the spirit through sugar maple charcoal.
White dog and Moonshine have becoming increasingly popular, and you’ll find a range here, as well as rarer artisanal US whiskeys such as single barrel and small batch bourbon, straight wheat and straight corn whiskey.
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Nose: Zesty citrus, oak-y resin touches, vanilla pod sweetness and a good kick of rye.
Palate: Honey notes open up the palate, giving way to soft vanilla, fruity orange and dark chocolate.
Finish: Very long, with rye bread and cinnamon spice lingering.
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Nose: Clove and cardamom heat, brown sugar, fresh citrus peel.
Palate: Green peppercorn, coconut, cedar, orange, pear drop, a touch of barrel char spiciness.
Finish: Woodsy cinnamon, candied peels, caraway.
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Nose: Bright with orange zest, toasted oak and vanilla.
Palate: Further orange notes, followed by some warming winter spices and a hint of tobacco leaf.
Finish: Smooth and spicy.
Overall: A new style of Bulleit (at least for us), but it's still as brilliant as ever!
Nose: Some pretty spicy notes, rich with oak. It's cooled down with fruity figs and plums.
Palate: Sweet and buttery, with a surprising hint of orange peel. Some tobacco smokiness follows.
Finish: Very long indeed, the tobacco notes in full effect.
Overall: That Colonel E.H. Taylor sure knew what he was doing, and the distillers of this single barrel bourbon definitely do too. Simply fantastic.
Nose: Caramel apples, fresh corn and cloves. Butterscotch sneaks in after a while.
Palate: More corn sweetness, mixed with slight spiciness of rye and cinnamon.
Finish: Medium and very rich with creamy vanilla.
Overall: A really great small batch bourbon.
Nose: Oily rye spices and all kinds of woody notes. Hints of dried peels, orange zest and linseed.
Palate: Thick with cooked fruit and caramel. Potpourri, rye, hints of butterscotch and prune.
Finish: Long, sweet finish. Very spiced.
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