Top 25 Whiskeys for Making Cocktails

Old fashioned whiskey cocktail with orange slice

Whiskey is a versatile spirit that can be enjoyed straight up, on the rocks, or mixed into a delicious cocktail. But with so many different types of whiskey available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your drink of choice. In this article, we’ll explore the best whiskeys for cocktails, from smooth and mellow bourbons to smoky and complex scotches. Whether you’re a whiskey connoisseur or a novice looking to up your mixology game, we’ve got you covered.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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