Forget about those barrel picks from the nerds at your local whiskey club. There's a new wave of American 'negociants' who are simply better at it.
The Soaring Spice is genius.
Spirit Hound in Lyons, Colorado won whisky of the year at the London Spirits Competition in April, 2022. It is an American Straight Malt Whisky and is excellent! (Not sure of the difference between straight malt and single malt). Distillery is north of Boulder, Colorado