Caption: Lucky Day in Buffalo, MY, opened last year with a robust menu of more than 150 American whiskeys
are in great demand around the world - with India as an important gateway and trend-setter for other key growth markets in the Asia-Pacific region," said Keith Sunderlal, the Council's India representative.
Limited-edition offerings, with heftier prices than typical stocks, have become commonplace as American whiskey
makers dabble in new flavors to lure customers.
Keeping up with the changes in American whiskey
is a full-time job.
Caption: Dry 85: Bourbon, Beer, Provisions in Annapolis, MD, has a curated, rotating list encompassing 150 American whiskeys
Being able to guess how long the current boom for American whiskey
will last and stocking up inventories, he says, is "like throwing a dart at a wall." But Henderson adds, "I don't think there is an end in sight right now."
possess vivacious personalities that are universally appealing; yet by nature, Bourbons are understated, preferring rather to saunter through life without pretense or conceit.
With so many American whiskeys
on the market, it's a good time to branch out from your comfort zone.
laws encourage the inclusion of American spirits into the mix, meaning sometimes Bourbon or other American whiskeys
make their way into the final product.
16 through March 12 will cover vodka, gin, tequila, rum, American whiskeys
, Scotch, brandies and liqueurs; dishes from the bar's small-plates menu will be served throughout each session.
"We're seeing a lot of traction for these non-Bourbon American straight whiskeys because I think consumers and mixologists are discovering a lot of great variety and slightly different tastes and flavors that you can get from these other American whiskeys
," Kass says.
Baltaire carries over 50 types of American whiskeys
, ranging in price from $10 to more than $200 for a 2-oz.
"We're absolutely bullish about the growth potential of American whiskeys
. Though there is significant competition in the category and increasingly more craft producers are vying for the same niche market share, there remains a huge piece of the pie to be shared here in the U.S.
have played a major role in the resurgence of American cocktails.
"I've been giving American whiskeys
a lot more shelf space over the past year."