American whiskies are distilled from a fermented mash of at least 51 percent cereal grain such as wheat, rye, corn and malt. Charred oak and sweet vanilla lend these complexity.

American whiskey is made in the United States from fermented mash of cereal grain. Bourbon whiskey, rye whiskey, rye malt whiskey, malt whiskey, wheat whiskey and corn whiskey are different types of American whiskeys. When it comes to American whiskey, you should search for brands like Kentucky, Heaven Hill, Jack Daniels, Beam Suntory, High West, etc. Eight companies produce more than ninety percent of whiskeys there. These companies have big hand making America great. So, let us make America great again by having them. Some of these brands like Jack Daniels are consumed worldwide due to its quality.

American whiskey is produced in the United States. It is produced from the mash of cereal grains which is further fermented. Some of the styles of American whiskies include Bourbon, Corn, Rye, Tennessee, wheat and White Dog. According to the regulations, the “Bourbon” is made using a mash of 51% to 80% corn and kept in charred white oak barrels. “Corn” style has at least 80% corn and is kept in uncharred oak barrels. The “rye” style contains at least 51% rye. The “Tennessee” is made from mash which contains at least 51% corn. These differ from Bourbon as they must be made in Tennessee State. The wheat style contains at least 51% of wheat.

American and Canadian Whiskies do have a few things in common. But unlike Canadian distillers, who have created a legacy for themselves with the singular ‘Rye,’ Americans have taken things a step forward by adding Bourbon, Rye, Corn and Tennessee to their production list.

 

Historically, the Irish and Scots brought their Whisky to the American tables, but well, American being Americans had to modify everything European just to give it a certain local authenticity!

 

As compared to its European counterparts, American whisky tends to be a bit more on the sweeter side rather than spicy or smoky.  The traditional American Whiskey is made from mash, which is nothing but a mix of wheat, rye, barley and corn.

 

I personally love myself a good ol’ glass of Jim Beam Black. There’s no bourbon out there quite like this one.

 

The popular Kentucky-made Bulleit Bourbon 10 Year Old is also a must try.

 

Then of course, reliable ol’ JD aka Jack Daniels is as American as it gets.

 

Whiskey is made across the length and breadth of the US, and some of it is good and some bad. The latest version of this ever-reliable Kentucky straight bourbon is a real class act, Jim beam being the famous name in the category. Kentucky Whisky or the bourbon is a product of 51% corn. The taste runs the gauntlet from toffee apple to brown sugar to spice, and it has toffees finish – and all of that for just twenty quid. A great buy and a great drink. The particular mix of corn, rye and malted barley makes for complex bourbon with a surprisingly floral smell – there are notes of mint and chocolate in here. It's a little sharp to begin with but quickly softens to a spicy vanilla flavor. Plus, the distillery is still owned by descendants of the founder. 

Another most famous form of American whisky comes from Tennessee and among the most famous brands is Jack Daniel’s. Tennessee whisky is produced using corn.

 

It is a distilled beverage made all across America, from Washington to Virginia. From sweet Tennessee whiskies to spicy rye and unaged corn. The country uses a wide variety of grains in whiskey production. The styles of American whiskey can broadly be sub-divided into these sections: Bourbon whiskey, corn whiskey, rye whiskey, Tennessee whiskey, wheat whiskey, white dog whiskey, rye malt whiskey and malt whiskey and these whiskeys must be distilled to not more than 80% alcohol volume by volume. Whiskey without a grain type identification such as ‘bourbon’ ‘rye’ or ‘corn’ must be distilled at less than 95% alcohol by volume.

 

The filtering process also makes a difference and that’s also how you get Tennessee Whiskey which is filtered through Sugar-Maple Charcoal and the Kentucky Whiskey or the Bourbon uses a filtration process that uses fresh charred Charcoal casks. The name Bourbon actually comes from an area known as Old Bourbon around which is now Bourbon County, Kentucky.

American whisky is regulated through the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations. The Title 27 of the regulations states various requirements for the production of American whisky. For example, all American whiskies except corn whisky are required to be aged for a brief period in charred oak containers. However, the exact ageing period has not been defined. The regulations classify various American whiskies such as rye whisky that is made from 51% rye, wheat whisky (51% wheat), bourbon whisky (51% maize), corn whisky (80% corn), etc. The alcohol content of these whiskies is also different, as per Federal Regulations. It is also important to note that such regulations only apply to whiskies meant for domestic consumption in the United States. Whiskies meant for exports may not have to follow Federal Regulations.
 

  • American whiskey lifts you to the wondrous high of life, especially

    bourbon whiskey. Tennessee whiskey is by far my favorite, and as it

    reminds me of Iceman Cometh by Tennessee Williams. American

    whiskey comes in multiple variants. Bourbon must be produced

    only in the United States. Tennessee whiskey, on the other hand,

  • must be made only in Tennessee. Rye that is made in America only

    qualifies as American whiskey.

    Tennessee whiskey must be made from at least 51% corn, similarly

    Rye whiskey must be made from at least 51% rye. American

    whiskeys are usually made with column stills, although sometimes,

    pot stills are also used. It doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket.

American Whiskey is made all across the United States of America, from Washington to Virginia. From sweet Tennessee whiskies to the spicy rye and unaged corn, the country uses a wide variety of grains in its whiskey production. American whiskey is a distilled beverage produced in the United States from a fermented mash of cereal grain. Among the varied types included under this designation are the bourbon whiskey, rye whiskey, rye malt whiskey, malt whiskey, wheat whiskey, and corn whiskey. As a rule, all of these are made from mashes with at least 51% of their named grains to be qualified as their name suggests.

Contrary to the general belief, American whiskeys are not just Bourbons, but there are a lot of other varieties of American whiskeys. They are usually made up of 'mash' which is a mixture of wheat, rye, corn, and barley. Generally, an American whiskey is known as a wheat American whiskey if the mash contains about 51% of wheat. Similarly, it will be classified as a rye American whiskey if the mash contains 51% of rye. Some American whiskeys worth trying are Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select, Blanton's Bourbon Original, Bulleit, Jim Beam Black, Old Forester 86 Proof and Westland American Single Malt.

The name obviously comes because the whiskey is distilled in The United States of America and with

the typical distinction from European whiskies in the form of fermented mash of cereal grain. The

more famously known American whiskies are bourbon whiskey, rye whiskey, rye malt whiskey, malt

whiskey, wheat whiskey, and corn whiskey. Each of these varieties use mashes with at least 51% of

their named grains.

For the rest of the world, American whisky means bourbon, produced majorly in Kentucky and

Tennessee whisky made in, well, Tennessee giving us one of the most famous brands consumed

worldwide by the name of Jack Daniels.

Unlike styles of ageing employed in Europe, American distillers do not conform to a standard time

frame when it comes to ageing of their whisky. Also, there is a clear distinction in the distillation

processes of the Tennessee whiskey and Kentucky bourbons. The Tennessee whiskies employ

maple charcoal casks, and Kentucky whisky uses charred oaks before the whisky is set for ageing.

American bourbon is the side-effect of years of European relocation into the Americas, revolt creativity, and our monstrous "Show Destiny" period. The twisting story of the country's most loved soul has a place among the defining moments in the very history of this country

Certainly! These days we’re starting to see a rise in the ‘American Single Malt Whisky’ category - Westland is a fine example.

The demand of American Whiskey is on the rise globally, making it one of the most
sought after spirits. American whiskey has many flavours like Rye, Rye Malt, Malt,
Wheat, Corn and Bourbon Whiskey, leaving you with the luxury of selecting the one that
suits your palate best. I personally enjoy drinking Rye Malt American Whiskey as it is on

the lighter side, and also has a smooth taste. I also enjoy the taste of Wheat and Corn
as a blend. American Whiskey products are exported to many countries and they are in
good demand. You can easily find them in any reputed Indian pubs, restaurants and
hotels.

Contrary to the general belief, American whiskeys are not just Bourbons, but there

are a lot of other varieties of American whiskeys. They are usually made up of 'mash' which is a mixture

of wheat, rye, corn, and barley. Generally, an American whiskey is known as a wheat American whiskey if

the mash contains about 51% of wheat. Similarly, it will be classified as a rye American whiskey if the

mash contains 51% of rye. Some American whiskeys worth trying are Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select,

Blanton's Bourbon Original, Bulleit, Jim Beam Black, Old Forester 86 Proof and Westland American

Single Malt.

The American whiskey distilling began in the early 1700’s when Irish and Scottish settlers brought

with them the knowledge of distilling alcohol. Due to the wide variety of crops available to distill in

America, the resulting spirits in the early days of America were quite diverse. Bourbon is the

dominant type of American whiskey. Bourbon is produced from cereal grains but must be at least

51% corn. By law, it must be aged a minimum of 2 years in new oak barrels. These barrels are

usually re-charred and re-used in Canadian and Scotch whiskey aging. Sour Mash whiskey (Jack

 

Daniels) is bourbon that has leftover fermented mash, from a previous batch, added to a new

batch before it is re-fermented. This technique adds flavor and character to the end product.

 

Made from a fermented mash of cereal grain, American whiskey comes in various forms - Bourbon

whiskey, rye whiskey, malt whiskey, and com whiskey.

The most famous among them are Bourbon and Tennessee whiskey. I have occasionally been drinking it

with friends, and I have to say I enjoy the taste thoroughly. Drinking it with close friends always leads to

some real, long-lasting conversations.

Straight whiskey is also one kind which is becoming popular nowadays due to its unique blend.