American whiskey has a long tradition in the US, especially in parts of Kentucky and Tennessee where most of this spirit is produced. Bourbon mash, at least 51% corn, is distilled to no less than 80 proof and aged in charred oak barrels. The major US producers of bourbon are Jim Beam and Buffalo Trace Distillery. The most famous Tennessee whiskey, Jack Daniels, is made from potato mash.
When it comes to high end bourbons names like George T. Stagg, Eagle Rare, Pappy Van Winkle, Booker’s, and Black Maple Hill come to mind.
Fette Sau BBQ. 35 Metropolitan Avenue, between Havemeyer and Roebling Streets, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Sip on one of the top bourbons while eating the best bbq in Williamsburg. They even carry Hudson, NY’s
The Whiskey Ward. 121 Essex Street, near Rivington Street, Lower East Side. Nothing like a nice Pappy Van Winkle, Four Roses, or Booker’s 6 year on the rocks after a hard days work.
Char No. 4. 196 Smith Street, Brooklyn. Char No. 4 claims to be passionate about bourbon and it shows with over 150 American whiskeys available.
Idle Hands. 25 Ave B, between 2nd and 3rd Street, Alphabet City. A hidden bourbon bar with an extensive bourbon list. They have it all here from 4 types of Four Roses, Eagle Rare 17, George T. Stagg, The Pappys, Old Crow, and other rare bottles.
Blue Smoke. 116 E 27th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenue, Flatiron. Try the Blue Smoke bourbon flight, a sample of 5 -1 ounce whiskeys or my personal favorite, barrel proof George T. Stagg.