When it came to ranking the 2017 Top 20, each whisky had to hold its own among high-scoring peers. Though it has a delicate character with elegant fruit and floral notes, Glenmorangie Astar’s cask-strength ABV provided body and structure. The final result pushed this $100 single malt scotch into the number-two spot.
This virtual tasting features two examples of Maker’s Mark’s iconic house-style of red winter wheat whiskey: the long-standing flagship bourbon and its newest, and more limited, high-proof counterpart. With special guest, Bill Samuels Jr., founding family member of Maker’s Mark.
This virtual tasting features two examples of bottled in bond whiskey—that is, American whiskey from one distillation season and one distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years, then bottled at exactly 100 proof.