Top 50 American Whiskeys

Hey y’all! Here you can find my always up to date top 50 American Whiskeys. This will update with every review posted, so you can always be sure it’s up to date.

This contains Bourbon, Rye, American Single Malt and more, and you can filter from the Type column! I’ve drank whiskey from the 1950’s, 1960’s, all the way up to 2020. There’s a lot to sort through, but this will show you what’s consistently scored the best, and you may even notice some trends.

If you’re interested in whiskey from across the pond – consider checking out the Top 50 Scotch Whiskey guide, or rather, the comprehensive Top 100 Whiskeys Guide!

Review TitleReview #RankDistillerType
  • Review #270 - Smooth Ambler Old Scout 10yr Limited Edition Gift Shop Rye
  • 270

    T8

    MGPRye
  • Review #1575 - Sazerac 18yr Rye 2015
  • 1575

    T8

    Buffalo TraceRye
  • Review #1581 - Van Winkle Family Reserve 13yr Rye 2015
  • 1581

    T8

    Buffalo TraceRye
  • Review #303 - Charbay: Bourbon Crusaders Pick
  • 303

    T8

    CharbayBourbon
  • Review #344 - William Larue Weller 2016
  • 344

    T8

    Buffalo TraceBourbon
  • Review #100 - George T. Stagg (2015)
  • 100

    T8

    Buffalo TraceBourbon
  • Review #639 - Parkers Heritage Collection Release #5 - 10 Year Old Cognac Finished Bourbon
  • 639

    T8

    Heaven HillBourbon
  • Review #350 - Very Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 1954
  • 350

    T8

    Stitzel-WellerBourbon
  • Review #1001 - Buffalo Trace Antique Collection: George T Stagg 2018
  • 1001

    T8

    Buffalo TraceBourbon
  • Review #183 - Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye 2011
  • 183

    T8

    Buffalo TraceRye
  • Review #329 - Old Grand Dad 114 ND Lot 12
  • 329

    T8

    National DistillersBourbon
  • Review #226 - Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond - 1973 Stitzel Weller
  • 226

    T8

    Stitzel-WellerBourbon
  • Review #467 - Russells Reserve Single Barrel Rye Russells Family Collection Liquor Barn Series #2
  • 467

    T8

    Wild TurkeyRye
  • Review #958 - Buffalo Trace Antique Collection: George T. Stagg 2017
  • 958

    T8

    Buffalo TraceBourbon
  • Review #349 - William Larue Weller (2015)
  • 349

    T8

    Buffalo TraceBourbon
  • Review #149 - Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye
  • 149

    T8

    Buffalo TraceRye
  • Review #65 - Smooth Ambler Old Scout 8yr Cask Strength Single Barrel Rye
  • 65

    T8

    MGPRye
  • Review #974 - Makers Mark Private Selection No Mocha No Cry Selection
  • 974

    T8

    Makers MarkBourbon
  • Review #576 - Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve (Lincoln Road Old Hallows Eve)
  • 576

    T8

    BeamBourbon
  • Review #140 - Elijah Craig Barrel Proof (Batch 6)
  • 140

    T8

    Heaven HillBourbon
  • Review #1055 - WhistlePig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye Specs Selection
  • 1055

    T8

    AlbertaRye
  • Review #1601 - Jack Daniels Single Barrel Barrel Proof Gooses Lightning Selection
  • 1601

    T8

    Jack DanielsBourbon
  • Review #150 - Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye
  • 150

    T8

    Buffalo TraceRye
  • Review #230 - High West Rendezvous Rye Quady Port 2 Month Finish
  • 230

    T8

    VariousRye
  • Review #327 - Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye KLWines Selection
  • 327

    T8

    AlbertaRye
  • Review #1560 - Four Roses OESO Private Selection
  • 1560

    T8

    Four RosesBourbon
  • Review #363 - Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye (2016)
  • 363

    T8

    Buffalo TraceRye
  • Review #449 - Russells Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon Longman and Eagle Pick
  • 449

    T8

    Wild TurkeyBourbon
  • Review #314 - Charbay III
  • 314

    T8

    CharbayBourbon
  • Review #535 - Bella Meade Hardpour Corn V2
  • 535

    T8

    MGPBourbon
  • Review #446 - Russells Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon Lukas Liquor Pick
  • 446

    T8

    Wild TurkeyBourbon
  • Review #1350 - Knob Creek Single Barrel Reserve 15yr Barrel Seekers First Selection
  • 1350

    T8

    BeamBourbon
  • Review #390 - Wild Turkey 101/8 (1981)
  • 390

    T8

    Wild TurkeyBourbon
  • Review #305 - Bookers Rye
  • 305

    T8

    BeamRye
  • Review #1380 - Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2019
  • 1380

    T8

    Four RosesBourbon
  • Review #674 - Wild Turkey 8/101 1984 Decanter
  • 674

    T8

    Wild TurkeyBourbon
  • Review #641 - Four Roses 125th Anniversary Limited Edition
  • 641

    T8

    Four RosesBourbon
  • Review #781 - 1968 Ezra Brooks 12yr Bourbon
  • 781

    T8

    Ezra BrooksBourbon
  • Review #151 - Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye
  • 151

    T8

    Buffalo TraceRye
  • Review #427 - Smooth Ambler Old Scout 9yr Limited Edition Rye
  • 427

    T8

    MGPRye
  • Review #1547 - Four Roses OBSF Private Selection Unknown Selection
  • 1547

    T8

    Four RosesBourbon
  • Review #1505 - Old Fitzgerald Bottled in Bond 13yr Limited Edition 2005
  • 1505

    T8

    Heaven HillBourbon
  • Review #334 - Four Roses Private Selection OESK Rileys Pick
  • 334

    T8

    Four RosesBourbon
  • Review #1435 - Elijah Craig Barrel Proof C919
  • 1435

    T8

    Heaven HillBourbon
  • Review #147 - WhistlePig Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye Cork Dorks Pick
  • 147

    T8

    AlbertaRye
  • Review #420 - Hochstadters 16yr Rye
  • 420

    T8

    AlbertaRye
  • Review #148 - Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye
  • 148

    T8

    Buffalo TraceRye
  • Review #1068 - Whistle Pig 10yr Single Barrel Cask Strength Rye Specs Selection
  • 1068

    T8

    AlbertaRye
  • Review #1579 - Wild Turkey Rare Breed Rye
  • 1579

    T8

    Wild TurkeyRye
  • Review #1396 - Stagg Jr. Batch 6
  • 1396

    T8

    Buffalo TraceBourbon

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