America's Signature Whiskey: Some craft distilleries, like Catoctin Creek in Virginia, are making a whiskey that's 100 percent rye to showcase the grain's spicy, peppery flavor. Courtesy of Catoctin Creek hide caption

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Suntory's 30-year-old Hibiki whiskey took home the top award at the International Spirits Challenge in 2003. This unexpected triumph was Japanese whiskey's big coming-out party on the global spirits stage. Courtesy of Suntory hide caption

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Darren Rook checks out a new still at The London Distillery. Kirsty Chant/Courtesy of The London Distillery hide caption

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In a cavernous barn, distillers make whiskey with rye, corn and malted barley.

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Drinking Whiskey In The Spirit Of George Washington

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