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Let us help you find your new favorite whiskey bottle for your home bar. This centuries-old brown spirit was once known to the world as aqua vitae, which translates from Latin to mean “the water of life.”

From Kentucky to Kyoto, discover the top ten whiskeys from around the globe, perfect for every collection. You really can't go wrong with any of these!

Here are some of the best whiskeys you can get your hands on. Are you more of a Scotch fan? No worries, we have a whole page dedicated to the best 10 scotches.

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  1. Cooperstown Select American Blended Whiskey

    Proof90 (45% ABV)
    Size750mL
    Cooperstown Select American Blended Whiskey is crafted by hand at the Cooperstown Distillery in Otsego County, New York. The whiskey is distilled on their custom-made stills from 100% locally-sourced grains and pure water from Lake "Glimmerglass". Then, it matures on-site in hand-selected oak casks before being finished in French oak. The small-batch whiskey is bottled at 90 proof and features a soft and nuanced taste profile that was awarded 91 points by Jim Murray's Whisky Bible two years in a row: in 2019 and 2020.

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    Look for maple syrup, dark fruit, and oak on the nose. It's a smooth whiskey with notes of spice, caramel, leather, and black pepper on the palate, culminating in a satisfyingly long finish.
    $61.99
  2. Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey

    Proof92 (46% ABV)
    Size750mL
    Rieger's Kansas City Whiskey was the first release of the freshly-revived brand. It pays tribute to the practice of "rectifying" whiskey that was widespread in the late 1800s. The process involved adding sherry, prune juice, or other additives to a young whiskey in order to improve its taste and reduce harshness due to the whiskey being under-aged. This expression is a blend of sourced American straight bourbon, light corn, and straight rye whiskeys aged at least 4 years with the addition of 15-year-old Oloroso sherry from the Williams & Humbert Bodega in Jerez, Spain. The unique whiskey is bottled at 92 proof.

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    This well-balanced whiskey opens with aromas of berries, caramel, and baking spices. The palate is sweet with caramel, honey, oak, and a touch of spice, culminating in a bittersweet and fruity finish.
    $41.99
  3. Orphan Barrel Fable & Folly 14 Year Old Whiskey

    Proof90 (45% ABV)
    Size750mL
    Orphan Barrel Whiskey Distilling Company is a dedicated cause, acquiring some of the rarest casks from some of the finest whiskey cellars, and releasing them into the world as a cascade of limited edition, barrel-aged ambrosia. In 2013 bourbon and Tennessee whiskey were labeled the fastest growing product category by volume in the U.S. alcohol business.

    The Orphan bottling project was more or less an ingenious response to this boom in the whiskey industry, and an effort to accommodate the vast quantities of leftover product from their monopoly of acquisitions. When Diageo didn't have a place for the acquired product in their blends, they set the spirits aside. Time transformed this new spirit into aged delicacies. In 2013, Orphan Barrel Whiskey was created by Diageo, commercializing a large stock of ultra-aged American whiskeys that it had been maturing at the Stitzel-Weller distillery in Shively Kentucky.

    Orphan Barrel Fable & Folly had their master blender Andrew Mackay put together the last remaining Orphan Barrel stocks of Barterhouse, Forged Oak, and several Rhetoric releases. These were married with aged rye and corn whiskeys, resulting in a beautifully mature 14-year-old whiskey. Bottled at 90 proof, it's a rich, creamy, and spicy expression with sweet and fruity notes.

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    The nose is mature with oak, antique furniture, and rye spice. The palate is smooth and creamy with the rye spice and pepper giving way to rich syrup, caramel, and fruit notes that linger through the oaky finish with a hint of dried fruit.
    $175.99
  4. Keeper's Heart Irish + American Whiskey

    Proof86 (43% ABV)
    Size700mL
    Patrick and Michael O'Shaughnessy are cousins and lifelong friends. While the two were sharing a bottle of whiskey with Michael's father Gerry at the end of a family reunion, they started talking about the importance of family and ways to keep their ties even for future generations. They found their answer in their glasses ― a whiskey that would celebrate their Irish-American heritage.

    The cousins traveled to Ireland and contacted acclaimed Master Distiller Brian Nation, who worked at Jameson, Redbreast, Middleton Very Rare, and other prominent whiskey brands. The group formed an immediate connection, developing a vision of a whiskey that would bridge the gap between Irish and American whiskey. O'Shaughnessy distillery was launched in their hometown of Minneapolis in an old potato factory and 3 copper pot stills were brought in.

    After the malted and unmalted barley is milled, the mash is created and filtered through a Lauter Tun. The resulting wort is fermented with the help of dried yeast. Then, the wash is triple-distilled in 3 separate copper pot stills, with only the heart of the distillate making it into the product. Finally, the new whiskey is matured for at least 2 years in American virgin oak and various other casks such as sherry, Malaga, and refill bourbon casks.

    While their own spirit is maturing, they have released Keeper's Heart Irish + American Whiskey, a blend of 3 whiskeys: a smooth and delicate Irish grain whiskey, a rich and complex Irish pot still whiskey, and a spicy and bold American rye, all of them 86-proof and 4 years of age. The whiskey has won a Gold Medal at the 2022 edition of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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    The nose of this light-amber whiskey is bright with floral, cinnamon, and clove aromas. Look for biscuits, brown sugar, cooked fruit, vanilla, citrus zest, and ginger on the pleasantly sweet palate. The finish is long and sweet with spice, caramel, and charred oak lingering
    $32.99
  5. Proclamation Blended Irish Whiskey

    Proof81.4 (40.7% ABV)
    Size750mL
    Released in 2020, Proclamation Irish Whiskey is a blend of triple-distilled Irish malt and grain whiskeys that were mostly matured in ex-bourbon casks with just a touch of sherry-finished malt. Crafted in small batches, the expression pays tribute to the 3 printers ― William O’Brien, Michael Molloy and Christopher Joseph Brady ― of the 1916 Proclamation, the document that proclaimed Ireland's independence. The design of the bottle was inspired by the physical attributes of the document itself, right down to the font used and the blind embossing. The complex and deep whiskey is bottled at 81.4 proof.

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    The nose is fruity with a sweet pear aroma immediately apparent. Apricot and crème brulée follow with hints of wood and coffee. The palate is rich with pastry, fruit, and tannins, leading to a smooth and creamy finish with a touch of cereal.
    $34.99
  6. Mr Peabody Small Batch Rye Whiskey

    Proof90 (45% ABV)
    Size750mL
    Peter "Peabody" Spicer was hopping from job to job for 20 years (and just as many jobs!), until he found his true calling: the spirits business. He poured all his savings into Dumbass Whiskey, which is practically a one-man outfit with the simple goal of delivering high-quality whiskey. Mr. Peabody Rye Whiskey is distilled in small batches from a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. Peppery, spicy, and smooth, the 90-proof spirit has a classic rye taste profile that's equally delicious on its own or in various cocktails.

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    The nose of this rye is spicy with pepper, herbs, oak, and hints of mint. The palate has plenty of rye spice and pepper along with oak. The finish is smooth with lingering peppery spice.
    $26.99
  7. Jack Daniel's Bonded Tennessee Whiskey

    Proof100 (50% ABV)
    Size700mL
    Born on September 5, 1850, Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel was the youngest of ten children. His parents were of Scottish and Irish descent. In 1864 Jack learned the art of whiskey making from the preacher and an enslaved man named Nathan “Nearest” Green. Nearest eventually became Jack Daniel Distillery’s head distiller. Daniel’s distillery —founded in Lynchburg, Tennessee in 1866— was the first registered distillery in the country (at the time, distilleries were required to register with the federal government, and the Jack Daniel Distillery was given Registered Distillery Number 1). Today, Jack Daniel Distillery is one of the most distinguished and recognizable names in the spirits industry.

    Among all their offerings Jack Daniel's Black Label stands out as the instantly recognizable, iconic classic and the brand's flagship. It accounts for 96% of Jack Daniel's sales, making it the best-selling whiskey in the world. While the true meaning behind the "Old No. 7" on the label was lost with Daniel's death, it is known that it won 7 gold medals in a very different time. It received its very first at the 1904 World's Fair in St Louis, Missouri, where the spirit reigned supreme over 24 others from across the globe ― a sign of things to come. The most important step in its creation is still the charcoal mellowing, or as they like to call it "The Extra Blessing". Before going into barrels, the clear, 140-proof distillate is filtered through handcrafted charcoal drop by drop, a process that takes from 3 to 5 days and is the reason behind the Black Label's signature smoothness.

    Being a Bottled-in-Bond whiskey, Jack Daniel's Bonded is distilled in a single season from a recipe of 80% corn, 12% malted barley, and 8% rye. It's matured in a government bonded warehouse for a minimum of 4 years before being bottled at 100 proof. Each barrel is hand-selected for its depth of color, flavor, and aromas. Oaky, big, and bold, the whiskey has rich notes of caramel, prominent oak, and spice.

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    It's a bold whiskey with brown sugar, spice, and rich oak on the nose. The palate is pleasantly sweet with caramel, spice, stewed fruit, and toasted oak notes. The finish is long and gently warming with spice and a touch of smoke.
    $32.99
  8. Five Trail Blended American Whiskey

    Proof95 (47.5% ABV)
    Size750mL
    Five Trail Blended American Whiskey is the first whiskey expression to come from the Molson Coors Beverage Company, one of the largest brewers in the world. After sampling over 100 whiskeys, they settled on a blend that consists of a Colorado single malt and 3 bourbons: the 4-year-old Colorado single malt, a 4-year-old Indiana wheated bourbon, a 4-year-old Kentucky four grain bourbon, and a 13-year-old Kentucky bourbon. The whiskey is distilled, blended, and bottled with the help of the Bardstown Bourbon Company and cut to 95 proof with pure Rocky Mountain water. The balanced expression is equally suited for sipping neat, on the rocks, or for use in mixology.

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    The nose is fruity, malty, and earthy with vanilla and honey aromas. The palate is distinctly sweet with toffee, honey, apple, nuts, and oak, as well as spice, ginger, and cinnamon notes that linger through the long, vibrant, and gently warming finish.
    $68.99
  9. Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Irish Whiskey

    Proof92 (46% ABV)
    Size750mL
    Bushmills Prohibition Recipe Irish Whiskey was inspired by BBC's hit TV series Peaky Blinders. Set in the aftermath of the First World War, the show follows a crime family of Irish descent as their organization keeps expanding. The whiskey was crafted by Master Distiller Colum Egan to be a nod to Prohibition-style whiskey. Aged in ex-bourbon casks, the whiskey is bottled at 92 proof and features a complex and intense taste profile with notes of barley, oats, honey, dried fruit, baking spice, citrus, and nuts.

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    The whiskey opens with a complex nose of barley, oats, honey, dried fruit, and baking spices. The palate is bold and intense with rye bread, citrus zest, hints of nuts, and cinnamon. The finish is citrusy with a touch of vanilla.
    $26.99
  10. Mars Shinshu Iwai Tradition Whisky

    Proof80 (40% ABV)
    Size750mL
    Mars Shinshu is Japan's highest whisky distillery, at 798 meters -just over 2,600 feet- nestled between Japan’s Southern and Central Alps. Mars Shinshu is owned by the Hombo family, who have been in the business of distillation for over a century.

    Whisky became a part of the Mars Shinshu production line up in 1949. In 1984, Shinshu decided to move their southernmost Kyushu distillery to the picturesque alpine Miyada village, where the high altitude and cool climate make for suitable conditions for whisky-making. The whisky is produced from waters that pass through granite rock, this water is high in natural minerals.

    This whisky is named after Kiichiro Iwai, known as “The Silent Pioneer of Japan Whisky,” and the former mentor of Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka and Suntory Whisky. Iwai sent Taketsuru to Scotland to learn the art of whisky-making. Taketsuru returned to Japan, presenting a whisky-making report- the Taketsuru Notes- to Iwai. Taketsuru was the first Japanese to learn the art of whisky-making.

    Mars Shinshu’s whiskies continue to be some of the most inexpensive Japanese whiskies on the market, and they are full of high quality character and complex flavor. Iwai Tradition, is a blended whisky, comprised of both single malts, grains, and blended whiskies. The whisky is then aged in a combination of ex-bourbon, ex-sherry, and ex-wine casks, creating a perfect harmony of flavors.

    “Iwai Tradition is a special tribute to Iwai and Japanese Whisky. This is malt driven spirit is truly a reflection of contemporary Japanese whisky. Incredibly balanced, soft and layered. A blending of sherry, bourbon and wine casks with hints delicate hints of peat make for a harmonious whisky that would make Iwai-san proud.”

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    On the nose are sherried notes, peat and malt. The palate is peppery with flavors of ripe cherry, honey and toffee with a beautiful ginger spice. The finish is long, crispy and rounded.
    $49.99