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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...
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Bulleit Rye Mash Whiskey 375ml

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...
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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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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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Sazerac Rye Whiskey 750ml

Rated 93 - The aroma entices with bold caramel and vanilla. The palate is brisk and relatively dry, despite the succulent aroma, showing vanilla...
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Sazerac Rye Whiskey 18yr 2017 750ml

Rated 92 - Ah, the pleasant aroma of warm rye rolls nails its opening, but so much more awaits. Balsam, peppercorn, almond butter, arrowroot pie...
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Sazerac Rye Whiskey 18yr 2018 750ml

Rated 92 - This elder rye shows fine craftsmanship, balancing touches of toasted-spice and floral aromas, with dried herbs, candied orange peel,...
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Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey Distillers Select 1.0Ltr

Rated 97 - Strikingly resemblant of milk chocolate-covered orange with a hint of pepper and vanilla, it is quite enticing on the nose. Base-y cocoa...
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Kentucky Rye Whiskey Spirits United States

Of all the spirits produced in the United States of America, whiskey is surely king, and no state is as closely associated with this spirit as Kentucky. The history of Kentucky whiskey stretches back to the beginnings of the 18th century, when Irish settlers in the state began distilling the corn and grains they were growing into spirits, partly as a way of using up their crops, and partly as a sweet reminder of the home they’d left behind. Over the following decades, the whiskey industry boomed, as the country as a whole developed a taste for Bourbon, and many of the distilleries we know and love today were first founded.

Kentucky Bourbon is now very much an international spirit, enjoyed in every corner of the globe by those seeking out authenticity and originality in their whiskey. In 1968, the American Congress officially recognized Kentucky Bourbon whiskey by declaring it a ‘distinctive product of the United States’, and new laws and regulations sprung up as a way of protecting and preserving the reputation the state and the spirit enjoyed. These included the rule that Kentucky Bourbon must be aged for a minimum of two years (with many aged for a great deal longer) in white oak barrels, and contain absolutely nothing other than a fine grain mash, yeast and water.

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.

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.