Whiskey Distilleries

Whiskey has a long and rich history in the United States. It is made by distilling fermented grain, most commonly corn, rye and barley. Whiskey can vary in its strength, ranging from 40-50% alcohol by volume for the standard variety, although local distilleries and craft whiskey distilleries will often make different proof levels of whiskey. Whiskies have been popular for centuries. Learn how distilleries recreate classic drinks such as Manhattans or Whiskey Sours using their locally crafted varieties of whiskey. At the same time, modern mixologists are also creating more inventive cocktails that showcase the complexity of different whiskies – this could include taking a single malt whiskey and blending it with other local varieties for a unique flavor profile. Different types of whiskey will offer varying tastes and aromas – but if you’re keen to explore the wide spectrum of flavors available, visiting local distilleries or trying a wider range of cocktails can be an ideal way to start! Remember, all bourbon is whiskey, but all whiskey is bourbon.