American Whiskey Winners 2023

Whiskey and Barrel Consumer Choice Awards
AMERICAN WHISKEY WINNERS 2023

Whiskies listed alphabetically within each category, not by medals.
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AMERICAN SINGLE MALT WHISKEY

$51 – 101

Cedar Ridge The QuintEssential

Cedar Ridge The QuintEssential

Cedar Ridge – 46 % ABV,  $59.99

AMERICAN WHISKEY

Under $51

J. Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey

J. Rieger’s Kansas City Whiskey

J. Rieger & Co. – 46 % ABV,  $34.99

Journeyman Silver Cross Whiskey

Journeyman Silver Cross Whiskey

Journeyman – 45 % ABV,  $47.99

Mendocino Spirits Spirit Whiskey 7 y.o.

Mendocino Spirits Spirit Whiskey 7 y.o.

Mendocino Spirits – 46.36 % ABV,  $50.00

Yellow Rose Premium American Whiskey

Yellow Rose Premium American Whiskey

Yellow Rose Distilling – 40 % ABV,  $29.99

$51 – 101

Journeyman Corsets, Whips and Whiskey

Journeyman Corsets, Whips and Whiskey

Journeyman – 61.30 % ABV,  $62.99

1861 Distillery Flowers Killer Whiskey

1861 Distillery Flowers Killer Whiskey

1861 Distillery Inc – 41.50 % ABV,  $60.00

Kennessee

Kennessee

Sweetens Cove Spirits – 55.35 % ABV,  $59.99

TENNESSEE WHISKEY

Under $51

Uncle Nearest 1884 Tennessee Whiskey (Small Batch Whiskey)

Uncle Nearest 1884 Tennessee Whiskey (Small Batch Whiskey)

Uncle Nearest – 46.50 % ABV,  $44.99

$51 – 101

Uncle Nearest Single Barrel Premium Whiskey

Uncle Nearest Single Barrel Premium Whiskey

Uncle Nearest – 61.30 % ABV,  $89.99

RYE WHISKEY – AMERICAN

Under $51

Journeyman Last Feather Rye Whiskey

Journeyman Last Feather Rye Whiskey

Journeyman – 57 % ABV,  $47.99

Cody Road Straight Rye Whiskey Bottled-in-Bond

Cody Road Straight Rye Whiskey Bottled-in-Bond

Mississippi River Distilling – 40 % ABV,  $39.99

Journeyman Not a King Rye Whiskey

Journeyman Not a King Rye Whiskey

Journeyman – 45 % ABV,  $47.99

Roulette Rye, 4 yo

Roulette Rye, 4 yo

Proof and Wood – 50 % ABV,  $26.99

Town Branch Straight Rye

Town Branch Straight Rye

Lexington Brewing & Distilling – 50 % ABV,  $49.99

Whiskey Acres Straight Rye Whiskey Bottled-in-Bond

Whiskey Acres Straight Rye Whiskey Bottled-in-Bond

Whiskey Acres – 50 % ABV,  $44.99

Wolf Point Straight Rye

Wolf Point Straight Rye

Wolf Point Distillery – 48 % ABV,  $39.99

Yellow Rose Rye Whiskey

Yellow Rose Rye Whiskey

Yellow Rose Distilling – 45 % ABV,  $39.99

$51 – 101

Sagamore Spirit Cask Strength Rye

Sagamore Spirit Cask Strength Rye

Sagamore Spirit – 56.10 % ABV,  $59.99

1861 Distillery Rye Whiskey

1861 Distillery Rye Whiskey

1861 Distillery Inc – 43 % ABV,  $60.00

J. Rieger's Straight Rye Whiskey, Bottled In Bond

J. Rieger’s Straight Rye Whiskey, Bottled In Bond

J. Rieger & Co. – 50 % ABV,  $54.99

Koval Bottled In Bond Rye

Koval Bottled In Bond Rye

Koval Distillery – 50 % ABV,  $60.00

Driftless Glen Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

Driftless Glen Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

Off Premise Retailer – 60 % ABV,  $65.00

Sagamore Spirit Double Oak Rye

Sagamore Spirit Double Oak Rye

Sagamore Spirit – 48.30 % ABV,  $64.99

Over $101

Mendocino Spirits Captain Fletcher's Rye Malt 8 y.o.

Mendocino Spirits Captain Fletcher’s Rye Malt 8 y.o.

Mendocino Spirits – 46.76 % ABV,  $149.00

RYE WHISKEY – SINGLE BARREL/SPECIAL RELEASE

$51 – 101

Sagamore Spirit Sherry Finish Reserve Series Rye

Sagamore Spirit Sherry Finish Reserve Series Rye

Sagamore Spirit – 53 % ABV,  $79.99

Hard Truth Distilling Co, Straight Rye Whiskey, Single Barrel, Barrel Strength

Hard Truth Distilling Co, Straight Rye Whiskey, Single Barrel, Barrel Strength

Malloy’s Finest Wine & Spirits – 57.50 % ABV,  $74.99

FINISHED AMERICAN WHISKEY – BOURBON

Under $51

Dead Drop Pecan Wood Bourbon

Dead Drop Pecan Wood Bourbon

Thornton Distilling – 43 % ABV,  $35.00

$51 – 101

Cedar Ridge Port Cask Finished Bourbon

Cedar Ridge Port Cask Finished Bourbon

Cedar Ridge – 47 % ABV,  $59.99

Breckenridge Imperial Stout Cask

Breckenridge Imperial Stout Cask “Buddy Pass”

Breckenridge Distillery – 57.35 % ABV,  $59.99

Breckenridge Port Cask Finish, Batch 13

Breckenridge Port Cask Finish, Batch 13

Breckenridge Distillery – 45 % ABV,  $59.99

Breckenridge PX Cask Finish, Batch 8

Breckenridge PX Cask Finish, Batch 8

Breckenridge Distillery – 45 % ABV,  $65.00

Breckenridge Rum Cask Finish, Batch 11

Breckenridge Rum Cask Finish, Batch 11

Breckenridge Distillery – 45 % ABV,  $59.99

Copper & Cask, Armagnac Barrel Finished Whiskey Single Barrel Selection, 15 yr

Copper & Cask, Armagnac Barrel Finished Whiskey Single Barrel Selection, 15 yr

Malloy’s Finest Wine & Spirits – 59 % ABV,  $69.99

Starlight Distillery, Carl T. Huber's Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Honey Barrels

Starlight Distillery, Carl T. Huber’s Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey Finished in Honey Barrels

Malloy’s Finest Wine & Spirits – 56.90 % ABV,  $74.99

Milam & Greene Very Small Batch, Finished with Charred French Oak Staves

Milam & Greene Very Small Batch, Finished with Charred French Oak Staves

Milam & Greene – 54 % ABV,  $69.99

FLAVORED WHISKEY

$51 – 101

Catoctin Creek Hot Honey Rye

Catoctin Creek Hot Honey Rye

Catoctin Creek Distilling Co – 40 % ABV,  $54.99

STORE PICKS

Any Price

Driftless Glen Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

Driftless Glen Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey

Off Premise Retailer – 60 % ABV,  ($1.00)