14 best American whiskies
The vastness of America, both in terms of geography and its taste for whiskey, means that there is a great, diverse array of spirits available. So, first things first: let’s get through some jargon.
Bourbon is a whiskey made up of at least 51 per cent corn, rye whiskey must have at least 51 per cent rye, and a wheat whiskey needs to clock up at 51 per cent of – you guessed it – wheat. A corn whiskey, however, needs be at least 80 per cent corn.