While Scotch and Japanese single malts have long held the crown for global whiskey acclaim, it’s time to make room for the Yanks. Formed in 2016, the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission was created to establish, promote and protect this emerging yet underserved category of whiskey. While still not legally recognized, members of the Commission pledge that every bottle is distilled from 100% malted barley at a single American distillery, among other qualifications—authenticating arguably the most exciting thing to happen to domestic whiskey this century.
Maxim: The Best American Whiskeys to Try Right Now
February 17, 2020