American By Nino Kilgore-Marchetti / January 28, 2014 When one thinks of single malt whiskey, the initial thought of location which comes to mind is Scotland. Other regions of the world, however, are also taking on this form of whisky defined as being made at one particular distillery from a mash that uses only malted grain, ordinarily barley. One of those other locales is here in the United States, where a growing number of craft distilleries are taking it upon themselves to come up with some creative alternatives to what one typically thinks a single malt should be (i.e. how it is produced, how long it sits in barrel) . Some of the American Single Malts from my collection (image copyright Nino Marchetti) What follows here is a subjective list of American distilleries and the dedicated single malt whiskies they are offering. As the New York Times points out, most American whiskey, by default, could fall into this category, so I’ll focus mostly on those calling their products a single malt in some capacity. Note as well some of these bottlings may have been one off experiments on the part of the distillery and thus are no longer in production. I’ll look to keep this list updated as I become aware of new American single malt releases, and certainly feel free to drop me an email if something is missing. Last Updated: April 8, 2014 – added Hamilton Distillers Anchor Distilling (California) – Old Potrero Hotaling’s Single Malt Whiskey Balcones Distilling (Texas) – Balcones “1” Texas Single Malt Whiskey Special Release Ballast Point Spirits (California) – Devil’s Share California Small Batch Single Malt Whiskey Blue Ridge Distilling (North Carolina) – Defiant American Single Malt Whisky Cedar Ridge Distillery (Iowa) – Cedar Ridge Single Malt Whiskey Clear Creek Distillery (Oregon) – McCarthy’s Oregon Single Malt Whiskey Copper Fox Distillery (Virginia) – Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky, Wasmund’s Blue Top Single Malt Whisky Corsair Artisan Distillery (Tennessee) – Corsair Small Batch Triple Smoke American Malt Whiskey Cut Spike Distillery (Nebraska) – Cut Spike Single Malt Whiskey Damnation Alley Distillery (Massachusetts) – Single Malt Massachusetts Whiskey Door County Distillery (Wisconsin) – Door County Single Malt Whisky Edgefield Distillery (Oregon) – Edgefield Distillery Hogshead Whiskey Few Spirits (Illinois) – Few Single Malt Whisky Golden Distillery (Washington) – Golden Samish Bay Single Malt Whiskey, Golden Samish Bay Single Malt Whiskey Reserve, Golden Samish Bay Peated Single Malt Whisky Hamilton Distillers (Arizona) – Whiskey Del Bac Hillrock Estate Distillery (New York) – Hillrock Hand Crafted Estate Single Malt Whiskey House Spirits Distillery (Oregon) – Westward Oregon Straight Malt Whiskey John Emerald Distilling Company (Alabama) – John’s Alabama Single Malt Whiskey Journeyman Distillery (Michigan) – Journeyman Distillery Three Oaks Single Malt Whiskey Lexington Brewing And Distilling (Kentucky) – Pearse Lyon Reserve Whiskey Long Island Spirits (New York) – Pine Barrens American Single Malt Whisky Lost Spirits Distillery (California) – Leviathan I American Peated Single Malt, Leviathan II American Peated Single Malt, Leviathan III, Ouroboros Heavily Peated American Single Malt, Paradiso American Peated Single Malt, Seascape American Peated Single Malt, Seascape II, Umami Nashoba Valley Spirits (Massachusetts) – Nashoba Single Malt Whiskey New Holland Artisan Spirits (Michigan) – New Holland Zeppelin Bend Straight Malt Whiskey, New Holland Brewers’ Whiskey Prichard’s Distillery (Tennessee) – Benjamin Prichard’s Single Malt Whiskey Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling (Texas) – Ranger Creek Rimfire Mesquite Smoked Texas Single Malt Whiskey Rogue Spirits (Oregon) – Rogue Farms Oregon Single Malt Whiskey Roughstock Distillery (Montana) – Roughstock Montana Pure Malt Whiskey Santa Fe Spirits (New Mexico) – Santa Fe Spirits Colkegan Single Malt Whiskey St. George Spirits (California) – St. George Single Malt Whiskey Saint James Spirits (California) – Peregrine Rock California Pure Malt Whisky Sons of Liberty Spirits (Rhode Island) – Battle Cry American Single Malt Whiskey, Uprising American Single Malt Whiskey Square One Brewery And Distillery (Missouri) – Spirits of St. Louis JJ Neukomm Whiskey Stillwater Spirits (California) – Moylan’s American Single Malt Whisky, Moylan’s American Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky, Moylan’s Double Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky StillTheOne Distillery (New York) – 287 Single Malt Whiskey Stranahan’s (Colorado) – Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey 3 Howls Distillery (Washington) – 3 Howls Single Malt Whiskey Triple Eight Distillery (Massachusetts) – The Notch Nantucket Single Malt Whisky Tuthilltown Spirits (New York) – Hudson Single Malt Whiskey Van Brunt Stillhouse (New York) – Van Brunt Stillhouse Malt Whiskey Virginia Distillery Company (Virginia) – Virginia Highland Malt Whisky, Eades Highland Double Malt Whisky, Eades Speyside Double Malt Whisky, Eades Islay Double Malt Whisky Westland Distillery (Washington) – Westland Deacon Seat American Single Malt Whiskey, Westland American Single Malt Whiskey, Westland Peated American Single Malt Whiskey Wishkah River Distillery (Washington) – Thirteen Corners Virgin Cask Whiskey, Thirteen Corners Traditional Cask Whiskey Woodstone Creek Winery And Distillery (Ohio) – Murray Cask Peated Single Malt Whisky Shop Blackened American Whiskey co-created by METALLICA at ReserveBar! 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