Another month, another set of recommendations! As August rolls through and summer dwindles down, let’s look at some great options for your whiskey shelves!
1. Sazerac Rye
I’m pleased to report that Sazerac Rye is finally becoming easier to find after years of difficulty. This is a great thing since it is one of my favorite cheaper ryes. It mixes well and drinks great neat.
If you have the opportunity to find one of these at a reasonable price, it’s worth it to have a great addition to your shelf.
2. Kozuba & Sons 7 Year
Kozuba & Sons is a craft distillery out of St. Petersburg, Florida. And they have all of Tampa Bay buzzing with how delicious their high wheat rye whiskey is.
If you’re lucky enough to be in one of their distribution areas, it’s worth a pickup to see how unique and tasty this particular mash bill is.
3. Pikesville Rye
All aboard the Rye Train! *choo choo*
One of my good friends, Vince, turned me onto this bottle. It drinks well below 110 but still carries a big, swinging, bold rye flavor. It’s typically available in most places. This is one for the shelf if you’re a fan of bold pours and bolder flavors.
4. Michter’s Bourbon
Michter’s is a historic brand dating back to before the American Revolution. When the British cut off our rum trade routes, Washington bought barrels and barrels of whiskey from these guys.
Their Bourbon is a solid expression full of delicious caramel, vanilla, and oaky notes.
5. Knob Creek 12
Knob Creek has a pretty devout fanbase. And for good reason.
The 12-year takes everything you love about Knob Creek and amps it up to 11. You’ll get classic bourbon flavors, but expect it to pull more heavily in the woody and spiced profile.
Greg Sinadinos started his spirits journey writing a whiskey periodical for Fine Tobacco NYC Magazine. He began answering review requests under a social media page he named “Whiskey Culture,” which quickly merged with Greg’s passion for connecting with others and his interest in history.
Today, Greg travels the country not just looking for great whiskey, but also exploring the history and individuals that the whiskey community is founded upon. He has authored “Whiskey History From Around The World” and is the host of “The Rickhouse” web series.