Meet the 12 Best Single Malt Whiskey Distilleries in America
By Jake Emen
From coast to coast, American whiskey producers are expanding their repertoires beyond the patriotic staple of bourbon and newly resurgent rye. The burgeoning, brave new world of whiskey that’s now being explored is the domain of the American single malt. Just don’t call it Scotch.
While bourbon and rye have histories stretching back hundreds of years in the United States, single malts weren’t to be found. Quite simply, single malt whisky was equated exclusively with Scotch in the minds of most. A few American trailblazers emerged roughly two decades ago, and today, dozens more are finally following suit.
“7) Ranger Creek (San Antonio, Texas): Ranger Creek Rimfire is a single malt smoked with Texas mesquite. Co-founder Mark McDavid cold smokes his barley using a rigged shipping container that serves as a smoker. Less intense on the mesquite front than the Del Bac, although still quite smoky, Rimfire also showcases spice, and a sweet side offering chocolate, molasses, and vanilla.”
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