Whiskey is America’s drink. Sure, Irish monks invented it and the Scots perfected it, but without whiskey would Alexander Hamilton have ever hip-hopped his way into America’s hearts? Would NASCAR have ever gotten off the starting line? Would thousands of mixologist mustaches have ever seen the dim light of happy hour?
For all the impact whiskey has had on the US of A, it is often only associated with Kentucky and Tennessee. Both states have excellent sources of water, fantastic soil and dynamic temperature fluctuations. As a result, their whiskey has been traditionally unmatched in quantity and quality.
That is changing.