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Angels Envy Rye Whiskey Rum Finished 750ml

Rated 94 - This honey-hued rye has a remarkable aroma, melding cookie dough, hazelnut and marzipan. The same luscious flavors show up on the...
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Basil Haydens Dark Rye Whiskey Exclusive Release 750ml

Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey, according to those behind it, is a Kentucky straight rye whiskey that’s been influenced by a so-called unique,...
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Bulleit Rye Mash Whiskey 1.0Ltr

Rated 92 - (Tried & True Award)- Cherry and spice on the nose.This is a big and spicy rye, but also fruity, with cherries and stonefruit. Nicely...
92UBC
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Corsair Artisan Distillery Rye Whiskey Ryemageddon 750ml

Rated 94 - Deep amber copper color. Aromas of buttery toasted cranberry-cherry bread. honeyed nuts, and delicate spice with a supple, fruity...
94BTI
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High West Distillery Midwinter Nights Dram 750ml

Rated 98 - This limited-edition blend of straight rye whiskeys finished in French oak and former port barrels offers huge, rounded notes of rich...
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Hochstadter's Rock & Rye Slow & Low 750ml

USA- Slightly hot and peppery in the initial taste that gives quickly to mellow, smooth sweetness with subtle hints of rock candy, honey and...
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James E. Pepper Rye Whiskey Sherry Cask 750ml

Kentucky- James E Pepper 1776 Straight Rye Sherry Cask is an unfiltered whiskey bottled at 92 proof after aging in Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry...
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Kentucky Owl Rye Whiskey Batch #2 11yr Old 750ml

Rated 95 - Just beautiful. Long, rounded notes of caramel, cinnamon roll, taffy, butterscotch, brisket burnt ends, nutmeg, Jamaican jerk, plum...
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Knob Creek Rye Whiskey Cask Strength 750ml

Rated 94 - This limited-edition rye from Knob Creek beat the odds to rise to number two by flexing its muscle to impress tasters from both the U.S....
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Lock Stock & Barrel Rye Whiskey 18 Year 750ml

The oldest release of Lock Stock & Barrel Rye to date. 100% rye whiskey distilled at Canada's Alberta Distillery. It is a "robust cut",...
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Lot No. 40 Canadian Rye Whiskey 750ml

Rated 97 - This full-bodied blended whisky hits all the right notes, starting with plenty of rich caramel and oak tones on the nose and palate,...
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Mastersons Rye Whiskey 10 Year 750ml

Rated 95 - Brilliant amber color. Dense, very spicy and complex, aromas and flavors of citrus-carrot chutney, exotic herbs, leather, beeswax...
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94UBC
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Michters Rye Whiskey Barrel Strength Us*1 750ml

Rated 95 - This limited-release rye offers a rich aroma of vanilla and caramel. Bottled at barrel strength, it's initially drying and hot on the...
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Michters Rye Whiskey Straight Single Barrel Us*1 750ml

Rated 93 - Crazy-sweet aroma, full of caramel, vanilla and a slight floral touch. The bite comes first (and lingers awhile), followed by vanilla,...
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Minor Case Rye Whiskey 750ml

Minor Case Straight Rye Whiskey, according to the distillery, is a straight rye that has been aged two years, including being finished in ex-sherry...
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Pinhook Straight Rye Whiskey 'Bourbon N Rye' 750ml

This straight rye whiskey has bright aromas of fresh apples, licorice root and cinnamon stick that give way to a deep and rich palate of brown...
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Russells Reserve Rye Whiskey Single Barrel 750ml

Rated 95 - Fragrant and spicy with aromas of praline, allspice, cream, and pink peppercorn. Cherries, brown sugar, and coconut crème pie are...
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Rye Whiskey Spirits

Rye Whiskey is enjoying something of a renaissance of late, with sales rocketing in recent years thanks to a growing interest in strong, unique flavors, and small, independent distilleries. Rye Whiskey is a drink which is all about powerful, bold flavors, with plenty of spice and bitterness when drunk young. Aged, however, it takes on a deep set of subtle notes which are beautifully mellow and complex, and becomes a fascinating example of what whiskey can be when made with expert hands.

In order for an American Whiskey to be labeled a Rye Whiskey, it must have a mash content which is no less than fifty one percent rye. This separates it from Bourbon, and it is this which gives it its distinctive flavor and spiciness. Toffee, cinnamon, caraway, cloves and oak are typical tasting notes, and ‘straight rye’ whiskies - which are aged in charred oak barrels - take on plenty of the smokiness of the wood, adding a further, fascinating facet.

Rye Whiskey has its spiritual home in the northeastern states of Pennsylvania and Maryland, and cities like Pittsburgh produced vast quantities of Rye Whiskey in the 18th and 19th centuries. Most the old distilleries were closed during the prohibition era, after which time rye whiskey more or less disappeared completely, but the twenty-first century is seeing old recipes being resurrected and released to rave reviews.