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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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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 Whiskey Double Rye 750ml

Rated 90 - This blend of straight rye whiskeys has a light amber hue and a scent redolent of brown sugar and baked apple, plus a fleeting...
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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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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...
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James E. Pepper 1776 Rye Whiskey 15yr 750ml

A fine example of a well aged rye whisky. One of the only ones around for that matter. All in all not a terrible price for a category that has...
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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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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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Michters 10yr Straight Rye Whiskey Barrel 750ml

Rated 93 - Dark amber color, strongly and sweetly aromatic with hints of cigar tobacco and allspice. Pleasant, deep toffee flavors almost threaten...
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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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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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Redemption Rye Whiskey Barrel Proof 8yr Old 750ml

Rated 90 - 6 year old MGP rye at full Booker’s-style unfiltered proof. Strong barrel/warehouse reek, some pepper, and a hint of dill. Shock:...

Rye Whiskey Spirits 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.