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Bookers Limited Edition Rye Whiskey 2016 750ml

The “World Whisky of the Year” has been anointed in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2017, and the honor goes to Booker’s Rye....
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Crown Royal Canadian Rye Whiskey Northern Harvest 750ml

Rated 91 (2016 Wold Whisky of the Year, Whisky Bible) - Notably soft and plush, look for pleasing hints of vanilla and marzipan alongside fleeting...
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E.H. Taylor Jr. Straight Rye Whiskey 750ml

Rated 97 - Intense and potent with aromas of dark fruit, smoked meat and fruit cake); on the palate it’s expressive and powerful, more dry...
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High West Distillery Rocky Mountain Rye Whiskey 21yr Old 750ml

This is not technically a rye because it was aged in used barrels. To stay legal, they call it “Whiskey Distilled From Rye Mash Stored 21 Years...
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High West Distillery Rye Whiskey 16yr Old 750ml

High aged ryes are a rarity. One of the main reasons is because ryes generally taste better under the 10 year mark. Of course there are exceptions...
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High West Distillery Whiskey Rendezvous Rye 375ml

Rated 95 - A blend of two exotic straight rye whiskeys; one old, and one young. It marries the rich aromatic qualities of a 16-year-old rye with...
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High West Distillery Whiskey Rendezvous Rye 750ml

Rated 95 - A blend of two exotic straight rye whiskeys; one old, and one young. It marries the rich aromatic qualities of a 16-year-old rye with...
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Jim Beam Rye Whiskey 750ml

Rated 90 - This rye has a classic profile—a bit of spice, light flavor and good structure. Sweet caramel and aromas faded surprisingly quickly....
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Kentucky Owl Rye Whiskey Batch #1 11yr Old 750ml

At 110.6 proof and 55.3% alcohol by volume, this rye expression packs a punch. On the nose, Kentucky Owl Straight Rye Whiskey features vanilla,...
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Knob Creek Rye Whiskey Small Batch 750ml

Rated 95 - The nose is distinctly floral and fruity with notes of red fruits and peaches. Powerfully spicy and woodsy in the mouth with hints of...
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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,...

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.