Distiller's Top Rated Flavored Whiskeys

You hear "flavored whiskey" and you might groan, but there are actually some fantastic expressions out there you should try. Besides, tailgating season is almost here!
Aug 17, 2016
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    Tap 357 Canadian Maple Rye Whisky begins with a blend of 3, 5, and 7-year Canadian rye whiskies that have aged in used bourbon barrels. The blended whisky is then flavored with Grade 1 light Canadian maple syrup, sourced from Quebec.
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    Catskill Provisions New York Honey Whiskey is an 80-proof rye infused with local honey from the Catskill Mountains. The rye whiskey is distilled from a mash bill of 80% rye and 20% barley at Finger Lakes Distilling (contract distilled) in upstate New York.
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    Sweet & Rich
    Wild Turkey Spiced is an 86-proof bourbon flavored with "island spices." It's a whiskey-take on spiced rum, if you will.
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    Herbal & Spicy
    This flavored whiskey begins with bourbon made from 60% corn, 36% rye, and 4% barley (the same mash bill for Virgil Kaine High-Rye Bourbon). This young bourbon is then infused with yellow Hawaiian ginger, locally grown at Spade & Clover Gardens.
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    Sweet & Tart
    Pow-Wow is an infused 2 year old sourced Straight Rye Whiskey bottled by Georgetown Trading Company. It is infused most prominently with saffron and orange peel, but other botanicals are not disclosed. Pow-Wow claims homage to the Algonquin term for “gathering” and during these times of gathering, a practice was to make herbal recipes using what they could gather around them.
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    Floral & Sweet
    You put beer in my whiskey! No, you put whiskey in my beer! Just drink both! That's the thinking behind this whiskey from Darek Bell at Corsair Distillery, which is a malted barley with Mosaic hops left in the vapor basket as it ferments. Aged for several months.
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    Corsair Master Distiller Darek Bell is always looking to push the envelope and take risks when it comes to whiskey making. This is the fine line where beer and whiskey meet in the same bottle (as opposed to side by side in a bar.) It's fermented with traditional malted barley that has Citra Double IPA hops in the vapor basket to impart their flavor.
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    Corsair Master Distiller is always searching for new ways to experiment with whiskey and push its boundaries. This is where close cousins beer and whiskey finally meet. While fermenting traditional malted barley, he keeps Centennial hops in the vapor basket to impart flavor.
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    Corsair Master Distiller Darek Bell always likes to push the limits of whiskey making. Here he blends the art of distilling with his fascination with beer. This whiskey is made from traditional malted barley flavored with Galaxy hops, which are kept in the vapor basket during distillation.
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    Fruity & Spicy
    Clyde May was a moonshiner. He even went to prison for it. Most of what he made was un-aged, but some of it ended up in a barrel. Additionally, he added oven-cooked apples to the barrels creating what is known now as "Alabama style" whiskey. Recreated using a recipe of May's, this (sourced) whiskey is made using a mash bill of corn, rye, and malted barley and ages for 6 years. And yes, there are apples.