TOP 10 American Whiskies

Whether you’re a fan of Bourbon, Rye and Tennessee, there's loads of great American whiskey out there - so here's the best-selling Top Ten American Whiskies on our site. Find a great American Whiskey bargain in our Top 10 American whiskeys.

WhistlePig Rye Whiskey 10 Year Old | Barrel Pick 102130 | Whisky-Online Exclusive
WhistlePig Rye Whiskey 10 Year Old | Barrel Pick 102130 | Whisky-Online Exclusive
WhistlePig Rye Whiskey 10 Year Old | Barrel Pick 102130 | Whisky-Online Exclusive
WhistlePig Rye Whiskey 10 Year Old | Barrel Pick 102130 | Whisky-Online Exclusive

WhistlePig Rye Whiskey 10 Year Old | Barrel Pick 102130 | Whisky-Online Exclusive

Straight Rye Whiskey 75cl / 52.5%
Exclusively Bottled for Whisky-Online

This is one of the two 10 year old Whistle Pig single barrels specially selected by Wayne, Harrison and Tim and bottled exclusively for Whisky-Online.

We have selected these two casks to highlight the many variances in flavour you can find from barrel to barrel. Cask 102130 is the more elegant, herbaceous rye, with a lovely interplay of peppery spice and balancing sweetness.

Available only at Whisky-Online, Barrel #102130 was aged for 10 years in Warehouse 2, Rick C, Level 3 at the WhistlePig farm before being hand-bottled at 52.5% (105 US Proof).

WhistlePig 10-year-old Barrel #102130 is limited to just 120 individually numbered 75cl bottles and 144 miniatures (5cl).

Attributes
Distillery/Brand

WhistlePig

Bottler

WhistlePig Exclusively for Whisky-Online

Country Canada / America
Cask Type New American Oak
Age 10
Bottling Year 2020
Barrel Number 102130
Bottles Produced 120
Bottle Size 75cl
ABV 52.5% / 105 Proof
Pre-Owned No

 

Tasting Notes

By Whisky-Online

NoseNicely balanced with dried herbs, fresh fennel and subtle wood glue; develops a vanilla creaminess alongside varnished wood aromas, dried bark and furniture polish. 

PalateSweet initially, with brown sugar and golden syrup, then turns a little menthol with eucalyptus hints, then clove, fennel, cardamom, and black pepper.

FinishGood length, warm but not hot. The peppery spice and dried herbs persist longest.

CommentsPlenty of flavour, very herbaceous but good balance and impressive complexity.

$134.58
WhistlePig Rye Whiskey 10 Year Old | Barrel Pick 102222 | Whisky-Online Exclusive
WhistlePig Rye Whiskey 10 Year Old | Barrel Pick 102222 | Whisky-Online Exclusive
WhistlePig Rye Whiskey 10 Year Old | Barrel Pick 102222 | Whisky-Online Exclusive
WhistlePig Rye Whiskey 10 Year Old | Barrel Pick 102222 | Whisky-Online Exclusive

WhistlePig Rye Whiskey 10 Year Old | Barrel Pick 102222 | Whisky-Online Exclusive

Straight Rye Whiskey 75cl / 53.1%
Exclusively Bottled for Whisky-Online

This is the second of our two Whistle Pig barrel picks specially selected by Wayne, Harrison and Tim and bottled exclusively for Whisky-Online.

Each of these barrels have their own individual qualities that make them stand out. Both casks were bursting with flavour but Barrel #102222 is noticeably different to Barrel #102130, with this one being the more robust and earthy of the two picks.

Available only at Whisky-Online, Barrel #102222 was aged for 10 years in Warehouse 2, Rick E, Level 2 at the WhistlePig farm before being hand-bottled at 53.1% (106.2 US Proof).

WhistlePig 10-year-old Barrel #102222 is limited to just 120 individually numbered 75cl bottles and 144 miniatures (5cl).

Attributes
Distillery/Brand

WhistlePig

Bottler

WhistlePig Exclusively for Whisky-Online

Country Canada / America
Cask Type New American Oak
Age 10
Bottling Year 2020
Barrel Number 102222
Bottles Produced 120
Bottle Size 75cl
ABV 53.1% / 106.2 Proof
Pre-Owned

No

 

Tasting Notes

By Whisky-Online

Nose: A fruit-forward nose with raisins, currants, dried plums and blackberries. The woody aromas follow: varnish, glue, fresh cardamom and vanilla pods. Develops moss and bark aromas with time in the glass.

PalateSweet and earthy off the bat, then becomes very leafy - more herbaceous than the nose suggested. The dried fruits from the nose are there, with pine resin, playdoh and furniture polish notes.

FinishLong, warming and peppery with a faint herby menthol tingle at the end.

CommentsMore robust than the sister cask, this is perhaps less subtle but bursting with character and flavour.

$134.58
Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon
Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon

Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bottled by: Willett Distillery 70cl / 47% / 94 Proof

Willett's Pot Still Reserve is a small batch Kentucky straight bourbon bottled at 47% by Willett Distillery, formerly known as Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (KBD), in an eye-catching still-shaped bottle.

The Willett Distillery was revived in 2012 after a near-thirty year absence, during which time KBD had established themselves as one of the USA's largest independent bourbon bottlers, with a large number of their brands using sourced bourbon from the neighbouring Heaven Hill distillery.

Attributes
Distillery

Willett

Bottler

Distillery

Country America
Cask Type Virgin white American oak 
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 47.0% / 94 Proof
Pre-Owned No

 

Tasting Notes

Nose: Vanilla lemon cake.
Palate: The palate is a balance of caramel, vanilla, spices and citrus. I'm not sure if they made the opulent bottle to match the Whiskey or vice versa.

Tasting notes courtesy of:
Bill Thomas,
Jack Rose Dining Saloon

$79.67
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey | Gift Tin & Whiskey Stones
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey | Gift Tin & Whiskey Stones
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey | Gift Tin & Whiskey Stones
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey | Gift Tin & Whiskey Stones

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey | Gift Tin & Whiskey Stones

Tennessee Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 45%

A smart Jack Daniel's gift set, featuring a bottle of the splendid Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey in a special limited edition gift tin, with a pouch of whiskey stones as a little extra bonus.

This Jack Daniel's gift pack is the perfect Christmas or birthday present for any Tennessee whiskey fan.

Attributes
Distillery

Jack Daniel's

Bottler

Distillery 

Country America
Region Tennessee
Series Single Barrel Select
Cask Type American Oak
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 45%
Pre-Owned No
$51.68
Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon
Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Kentucky Bourbon

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 40%

Buffalo Trace is distilled, aged and bottled at the most award-winning distillery in the world.

Made from the finest corn to add sweetness, rye to add spice and barley malt, this whiskey ages in new oak barrels for years in century-old warehouses until the peak of maturity.

The taste is rich and complex, with hints of vanilla, toffee and candied fruit.

The smooth finish lingers on the palate.

Attributes
Brand

Buffalo Trace

Bottler

Buffalo Trace

Country America
Cask Type American oak 
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 40% 
Pre-Owned No
$26.91
Maker's Mark 46 Wood-Finished Bourbon Whiskey
Maker's Mark 46 Wood-Finished Bourbon Whiskey

Maker's Mark 46 Wood-Finished Bourbon Whiskey

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 47% / 94 Proof

Only a distillery as determinedly individual as Maker's Mark (whose standard bourbon weighs in at 45%) would market a product called Maker's Mark 46 at 47%, but that's just how they roll!

The 46, you see, refers not to the strength but to the stave profile, which was the 46th recipe tried during product development. Maker's 46 is aged for longer than standard Maker's bourbon as the casks used had an extra ten staves of toasted French oak inserted for nine weeks at the end of maturation, adding extra vanilla flavour and oak spice.

As you'd expect for the company's first proper new product since the original appeared in 1953, this is splendid stuff.

Attributes
Distillery

Maker's Mark

Bottler

Distillery

Series

Stave Profile no.46

Country America
Cask Type Virgin American oak 
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 47% / 94 Proof
Pre-Owned No
$43.06
Rowan's Creek Small Batch
Rowan's Creek Small Batch

Rowan's Creek Small Batch

Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Bottled by: Willett Distillery 70cl / 50.5% / 100.1 Proof

Owned by Kentucky Bourbon Distillers Co and bottled at their famous Willet Distillery in Bardstown Kentucky Rowan's Creek small batch bourbon was aged in charred oak barrels and hand bottled at 50.5% abv / 100.1 proof.

A beautiful sipping bourbon.

Attributes
Distillery/Brand

Willett Distillery / Rowan's Creek

Bottler

Willett Distillery

Country America
Cask Type Charred virgin white American oak 
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 50.5% / 100.1 Proof
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

Nose: Bringing your nose to the glass and your olfactory is treated to caramel and vanilla layered on herbal and floral notes. 
Palate: The mouthfeel starts oily but finishes dry. You are then treated to sweet caramel, vanilla, dusted in floral notes.
Finish: Notes of oak and lingering spiciness. 

T
asting notes courtesy of:
Bill Thomas,
Jack Rose Dining Saloon

$68.90
$61.37
Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Kentucky Bourbon
Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Kentucky Bourbon

Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Kentucky Bourbon

Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 43.2%

A modern classic bourbon, Woodford Reserve first appeared in the UK in the late 1990s and has developed a loyal following among bourbon drinkers and in cocktail bars ever since.

Woodford Reserve is a characterful high rye bourbon bottled in small batches at 43.2%. Woodford Reserve is a great slow-sipper but is well-suited to various cocktails.

Please note that batches may vary from the image shown.

Attributes
Distillery

Woodford Reserve

Bottler

Distillery 

Country America
Region Kentucky
Series Distiller's Select
Cask Type American Oak
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 43.2%
Pre-Owned No
$36.60
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey | With Branded Wash Bag
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey | With Branded Wash Bag
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey | With Branded Wash Bag
Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey | With Branded Wash Bag

Jack Daniel's Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey | With Branded Wash Bag

Tennessee Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 40%

A special gift edition of Jack Daniel's much-loved Gentleman Jack Tennessee whiskey, complete with a rather smart washbag embroidered with the Gentleman Jack logo.

Gentleman Jack, along with the JD Single Barrel, has long been the value pick of the Jack Daniel's range, and being filtered twice through the active charcoal that constitutes the famous Lincoln County Process it's noticeably smoother than the standard JD No. 7.

A lovely gift for the Jack Daniel's fan in your life.

Attributes
Distillery

Jack Daniel's

Bottler

Distillery 

Country America
Region Tennessee
Series Gentleman Jack
Limited Edition Yes
Cask Type American Oak
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 40%
Pre-Owned No
$38.76
Willett 4 Year Old Family Reserve Rye
Willett 4 Year Old Family Reserve Rye

Willett 4 Year Old Family Reserve Rye

Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 56.4% / 112.8 Proof

Anther fantastic whiskey from the famous Willett Distillery in Kentucky.

This small-batch straight rye whiskey was distilled at the Willett Distillery in Kentucky before being aged for 4 years in hand-picked virgin charred white oak barrels before being bottled at a cask strength of 56.4% 

Attributes
Distillery

Willett

Bottler

Distillery

Country America
Cask Type Virgin white American oak 
Bottle Size 70cl
ABV 56.4% / 112.8 Proof
Pre-Owned No
Tasting Notes

We need more Rye to drink, so this is a great addition to the market.

Nose: A quick nosing reveals that Rye nose of grassy, herbal goodness with a sweetness that follows it.
Palate: The palate is well balanced with a herbal mintiness, intertwined with a sweetness that dances on your tongue until it exits with a spiciness.

This is a great utility whiskey to drink neat, make an Old Fashioned, or hold up to a rock.

Tasting notes courtesy of:
Bill Thomas,
Jack Rose Dining Saloon

$92.59
$82.90