This type of American whiskey must have at least 51% rye in it's mash bill to be called rye. Theses whiskies carry a spicy, punchy character due to the common use of being matured in virgin oak casks. Rye whiskey is also the base spirit to many classic cocktails including The Manhattan and the Sazerac. If you stumble upon a whiskey that says 'straight rye', that's because it's been aged in new charred oak barrels for a minimum of two years.
The Name Sazerac comes from the Coffee House in New Orleans, were the glorious Sazerac cocktail landed on earth, now produced by the Buffalo Trace distillery. The Coffee House was acquired by a man who goes by the name of Thomas...
A top rye from the Heaven Hill distillery, ideal for making a Manhattan cocktail. If your looking for something with a little more kick, try the 100 Proof version.
Aged for about 4 years and at the World Whisky Awards 2010 Rittenhouse Straight Rye won Worlds Best American Whiskey, a big scoop for the distillery.
"Overall this rye is about as balanced, flexible and versatile as they come. Delicious neat? Check. Holds up on the rocks? Check. Amazing in cocktails? Double check. It’s just not possible to go wrong with this rye and when it comes to value for money the Rittenhouse Rye 100 is incredibly hard to beat." The Whiskey Jug
A 100% Rye mash bill from Tuthilltown spirits and the Hudson river based boutique New York City distillery. One of the first in 2005 to bring Whiskey distillation back to the big apple since prohibition and this 92 proof Rye might come in a small package (35cl bottle) but packs a real Rye punch.
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An award-winning rye from the FEW spirits distillery in Evanston, Illinois, USA. A very well balanced and superbly complex rye whiskey bottled at 46.5% ABV (93 Proof). FEW rye won Whisky Advocates Craft Whiskey of The Year in 2013!
After the highly popular bourbon, Bulleit now have a rye on the shelves! Made from a mashbill of 95% rye (which is simply wonderful) and 5% malted barley. A very complex rye from the Bulleit distillery, definite notes of vanilla, tobacco, fruity zests and warming cinnamon spices. San Fransisco worlds Spirit Competition 2013 - Gold Medal - Rye Whiskey
This is the Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey, part of the legendary Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2017 edition. It’s named after the man who gave birth to the modern Sazerac cocktail. After phylloxera plagued France’s vineyards, Cognac was hard to come by - so he slipped in some rye whiskey instead. It’s bottled at a big and bold 63.6% ABV...
100% rye whiskey made by Sonoma County Distillers in California, USA. Not often you see whiskey made using 100% rye due to the stickiness of the grain. Theyve matured their spirit in new charred American oak barrels which has resulted in mounds of character. Sticky toffee, plenty of oak influence, vanilla and lots of spice thats for sure.
Rye whiskey from the New York Distilling Company using a mashbill containing 72% rye, 16% corn and 12% malted barley. Aged for a minimum of three years, Ragtime is a firm contender for Manhattan cocktails.
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A superb straight rye from the Michter's distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. This whiskey is made using top quality American rye, before it is matured for a minimum of three years in charred white oak. The result is intense and complex spice, more than perfect for your ideal Sazerac cocktail.
FEW is one of the cult distilleries growing out of the US craft movement, and this is certainly one of the Illinois-based distillers’ more interesting releases. It’s a rye whiskey that clocks in at a bold 60.5% ABV, and is drawn from a single barrel. An excellent whiskey both for mixologists and for those who want to sip neat.
A collaborative from FEW and the rock band The Flaming Lips, which takes its name Brainville Rye from a song off one of their albums. This rye whiskey is made using malted barley, corn, rye and French wine yeast too. 5,000 bottles were produced.
The Willett family make a range of different bourbon and rye whiskies. This particular release, which is a very popular rye whiskey, utilises two of their three stills: it’s first distilled in their 60ft column still, before the copper pot still. Aged for three years, it’s bottled at 53.7% ABV.
A high Rye content here from top Kentucky distiller Heaven Hill under the "Rebel Yell" label that also produces a more wheated style of bourbon that is equally great value for money.
Not just any ordinary rye whiskey from Louisville, this is a real rebel of a Small Batch Rye. Plenty of spiced woody notes alongside some sweeter black cherry, menthol and fruity liquorice notes.
An incredible Kentucky straight rye from Pikesville by the Heaven Hill distillery, this 6-year-old was awarded Worlds Best Rye Whiskey at the World Whiskies Awards 2016. Oh wait, and to top things off, Jim Murray gave it 97.5 points in his 2016 Whisky Bible.
From the WhistlePig distillery in Vermont, USA, comes this 10-year-old rye whiskey. They use 100% rye grain in the mash bill, resulting in an honest, punchy character with notes of toffee and oak-y spice.
As WhistlePig begin their quest to produce their tasty rye whiskey on site at their distillery in Vermoint, Crop No.001 is the first release in the FarmStock series. Here theyve combined a Canadian rye and an older American rye along with...
The 2017 edition "The Black Prince" is the 4th release in WhistlePigs Boss Hog - and comes with the honour of having won the "Best in Show Whiskey" at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017. The rye whiskey has been aged for 14 years before being finished unusually in Armagnac casks, and bottled at 59.6% ABV.
The second limited edition rye from WhistlePig's FarmStock estate release. A great job from master distiller Dave Pickerell (formerly of Makers Mark) - a 100% rye made up of 32% 2 year old rye, 23% 10 year old Alberta rye and 45% 6 year old rye from Indiana. Notes of orange peel, white chocolate and fresh pear with cinnamon and wild fruits.