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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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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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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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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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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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Whistlepig Straight Rye Whiskey 15yr 2018 750ml

Rated 97 - This remarkably complex sipper leads with caramel and vanilla, then reverberates with rounded dried fruit, sherry and almond, fading...
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Rye Whiskey Spirits more than $100

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.