Rye Whiskey cannot be called Bourbon as the 'mashbill' (ie the recipe of grains used for distillation) is over 51% rye. Corn whiskey has a mashbill of over 80% corn, which also disqualifies it from being labelled as bourbon. Read More »
A very special rye whiskey from High West's maverick David Perkins. This is a combination of a 2 year old 95% rye mashbill with a 16yo 53% rye mash and has gone down a storm in its home country, scoring 90 points from Malt Advocate's John Hansell.
A very interesting whisky, the first to be legally distilled in Texas, made from blue corn (not sure what that is, but it sounds impressive) and, remarkably, being the recipient of a Double Gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Definitely one to watch.
A unique whisky from rising star of the US distilling movement, Balcones. It's a corn whisky made in Waco, Texas using atole, a roasted blue corn meal packed full of nuttiness that comes through into the whisky.
A slightly different addition to the Woodford Reserve Masters Collection - a pair of rye whiskies, one aged in a new American cask (like almost all other American whiskies) and the other in a refill cask that once held bourbon. The former shows off the casks flavours and the latter those of the spirit - an interesting examination of maturation process.