Guide to 4 of the Best Whiskey the South Has to Offer

Whether you're a whiskey connoisseur or not, you'll love the unique flavors of these high-end whiskeys.

As the South's favorite spirit, whiskey can be enjoyed numerous ways. Here are the high-end brands and flavors you should be enjoying this summer. 

Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond

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Part of the Old Forester Whiskey Row Series, Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond was crafted to honor the U.S. Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, which stated that whiskey labeled as bottled in bond must be the product of one distillation season, one distiller and be from one distillery.

Flavor: Rich and bold with a mixture of sweet and spicy with a long sweet finish.

Jack Daniels' Single Barrel Barrel-Proof Tennessee Whiskey 

The first ever barrel-strength offering. Usually, Jack Daniels' whiskey is filtered and cut with water after it has been aged in its barrels, but this one isn't. It's the purest form of Jack Daniel's whiskies straight from the barrel. Do us a favor; don't ruin it with mixers. 

Flavor: Sweet with hints of chocolate, caramel and tobacco with a very spicy finish.

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey 

Made in the traditional style of Kentucky ryes, Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey delivers bold flavors. This is definitely a sippin' bourbon, so try it neat.  

Flavor: Hints of pepper and tobacco with a sweetly spiced finish.

Angel's Envy Bourbon Whiskey 

There's a little something extra in Angel's Envy bourbon whiskey. This small batch spirit company takes Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey and finished it in used port wine barrels. 

Flavor: Smooth and sweet with hints of vanilla, chocolate and floral tulips. 

Check out the latest issue of South magazine for a list of our favorite Southern whiskeys.