Move over, Scotch: whiskeys distilled in the USWhile America is, of course, famous for its bourbon and rye, another type of domestic whiskey is getting popular: single malt. Though the term is usually associated with Scotch, an increasing number of craft distillers across the U.S. are creating unique versions of the spirit. Here are a few to look out for.
UPRISING AMERICAN WHISKEY ($42):
The initial step in distilling any whiskey is to brew beer, but Sons of Liberty Spirits Company in Rhode Island takes this process even further. The base of its Uprising American Whiskey is a rich stout. (It’s made from barley, but it doesn’t technically fit the legal definition of malt whiskey, since some of the barrels it uses are not charred before filling.)
HUDSON SINGLE MALT WHISKEY ($45):
Upstate New York’s Tuthilltown has given traditional Scotch its own spin by aging alcohol in small new American oak barrels. It’s bottled at a potent 92-proof and is full of big, woody flavors.