Top 19 Whiskey Brands to Try

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When it comes to whiskey, there are countless brands to choose from. Some people prefer their whiskey smooth and mellow, while others like it bold and smoky. The best whiskey brands are those that have stood the test of time, with a rich history and a loyal following. These brands are known for their quality and consistency, and are often sought after by whiskey enthusiasts around the world.

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For those who appreciate the finer things in life, exploring the world of whiskey can be a truly satisfying experience. Whether you’re a seasoned connoisseur or a curious novice, there’s always something new to discover. The best whiskey brands offer a wide range of flavors and aromas, each with its own unique character and appeal. From the rich, complex notes of a single malt scotch to the smooth, caramel flavors of a Kentucky bourbon, there’s a whiskey out there for everyone.

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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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