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.
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 rye whiskey from EH Taylor is matured for a minimum of four years before being bottled in bond at 50% ABV. Stacked with heaps of rye spice and notes of butterscotch, this is very much a fruit-led rye whiskey.
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.
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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!
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 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.
A Kentucky straight Rye distilled at the Jim Beam distillery and first released in the USA in 2012 and now available in the UK. Rye Whiskey has to be at least 51% rye in the grain mashbill but here the Rye content is much higher and aged in heavily charred new American oak.
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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.
Selected and bottled for Nickolls & Perks, this time it's a single barrel straight rye from the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company in Louisville. Made with their 'strictly sweet mash', the whiskey was distilled in March 2016 and aged for...
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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.