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Basil Haydens Rye Whiskey Exclusive Release 2017 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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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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Bulleit Rye Mash Whiskey 750ml

Rated 93 - Light amber color; soft, dry nose; smooth, spicy and deep with dry, toasty flavors; elegant and lush; long and balanced. - Beverage...
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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...
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Dads Hat Distillery Rye Whiskey White 750ml

Rated 88 - Rye adds a spicy note to this small-batch spirit, which features big pineapple and banana notes that wind into clove and cinnamon on the...
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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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Henry DuYores Rye Whiskey 750ml

Rated 93 - This Bourbon boasts concentrated caramel aroma. Flavors run to caramel and honey, touched with charred oak and allspice notes. It’s...
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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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Highspire Rye Whiskey Pure 750ml

Highspire Pure Rye Whiskey is made with 100% rye grain grown by local farmers specifically for Highspire. The whiskey is swiftly aged in California...
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Hillrock Estate Distillery Rye Whiskey Double Cask 750ml

Rated 95 - Notes of grain and hay are refreshing, pure and pungent. Silken in the mouth, robust and fresh. Roasted barley is earthy with honeyed...

Rye Whiskey Rye Whiskey United States

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.