Recently, we spent several hours selecting what we felt were the most noteworthy American Whiskeys of the past year. While it would have been easy to select the entries by flavor alone, we felt the list would contain far too many limited releases. Now we don’t know about you, but we just HATE reading articles about “The Best Bourbon You’ll Never Have”… So here is how we broke it down… We chose our favorite whiskey and gave it the No. 1 seed. We then chose our next 4 favorite whiskeys of the past year and put them on the list in slots 2 – 5. We reserved 10 slots for whiskeys of all varieties and price points, so long as they could still be found on the shelf at a liquor store that appreciates fine spirits. Finally, we selected the “Cinderella Story” to fill the 16th slot. While you may or may not agree with our choices (many fine whiskeys didn’t make the cut), we feel the whiskeys on this list are certainly worth revisiting (or trying for the first time if you’ve overlooked them before).