At Middleton Mixology, we know that there’s nothing quite as enjoyable as trying new whiskeys. Whether you’re searching for subtle differences in flavor, experimenting with smoked cocktails, or trying your hand at mixology for the first time, finding the right whiskey can make all the difference in the world. So which made-in-America whiskeys do we recommend? Find out below.
Whether you’re in the mood for bourbon whiskey or rye whiskey, Knob Creek is hard to beat! Their award-winning whiskeys are made in Clermont, Kentucky, and they’re truly something special. Whether you’re drinking Knob Creek neat, making a smoked cocktail, or enjoying a classic Old Fashioned, you’re sure to find something to love.
Founded in 1870, Old Forester stays true to their slogan that it never gets old. We couldn’t agree more. Old Forester holds the title of being the first bottled bourbon, which was presented at 90 proof. Over the years, Old Forester has tried new things, but their flagship whiskey remains a tried-and-true favorite.
Another Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey, Four Roses is known for offering complex flavors that are always a hit. With its unique aroma and fantastic flavor, it’s an 80 proof whiskey that’s as great in a classic cocktail as it is on the rocks.
Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey
Billed as a Rocky Mountain single malt whiskey, Stranahan’s is made in small batches in the Mile High City. A relative newcomer, Stranahan’s has been making its beverages for the past decade using high-quality ingredients and snow melt from the Rockies in each batch they create. With notes of cinnamon butter, vanilla, chocolate, and tobacco, it offers a unique taste unlike any other.
Whether you’re interested in creating smoked cocktails, putting your bartending kit to good use, or just trying something new, the good news is that it’s never been easier to find an exceptionally good whiskey made in the United States. With so many great options to try, our advice is to keep experimenting. You might just find a new favorite! And while you’re at it, be sure to order a whiskey smoker to bring your cocktails to life with a heady, full-sensory experience you’re sure to appreciate.