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Booker’s Rye Whiskey Review

Booker’s Rye Whiskey Review

Named for the late master distiller Booker Noe, Booker’s Bourbon is one of the biggest, boldest bourbons around. So last month, when Beam introduced Booker’s Rye Whiskey, we took note. This new whiskey is a very limited edition expression that’s bottled in Booker’s signature uncut and unfiltered style. Booker’s Rye…read more →

WhistlePig 15 Year Rye Whiskey Review

WhistlePig 15 Year Rye Whiskey Review

A few months back, we attended an informal meetup with WhistlePig Master Distiller Dave Pickerell, and somewhere between glasses of whisky, pitchers of beer and some seriously good hot dogs, he mentioned that WhistlePig had a 15 year old expression in the works, which would be the oldest release to…read more →

Woody Creek Colorado Straight Rye Whiskey Review

Woody Creek Colorado Straight Rye Whiskey Review

Woody Creek Distillers is the hardworking operation out of Colorado that’s producing a very solid gin, a couple vodkas and this here rye whiskey. Woody Creek Rye is composed of 100% Colorado rye and is mashed, distilled, aged and blended at the company’s Basalt, CO distillery. It is aged in…read more →

Yellow Rose Rye Whiskey Review

Yellow Rose Rye Whiskey Review

Yellow Rose Distilling hails from Houston, where they’ve been making whiskey since 2010. The company is currently putting out three spirits–Outlaw Bourbon, a Blended Whiskey and this, the Yellow Rose Straight Rye Whiskey. The juice itself is sourced from a handful of undisclosed distilleries around the country. Then once procured, it’s…read more →

Ragtime Rye Whiskey Review

Ragtime Rye Whiskey Review

Ragtime Rye is the latest release from the New York Distilling Company, and it’s their fifth total release following three gins and a rock & rye. Recently we spoke with Allen Katz, co-founder of the NYDC and developer of Ragtime Rye. He gave us some insights into the new rye,…read more →

Rye Whiskey Cocktails to Drink this Fall

Rye Whiskey Cocktails to Drink this Fall

There’s never a bad time to drink rye whiskey, but the cooler whether makes the warming, spicy qualities of rye even more enjoyable. So it’s this time of year that we tend to break out bottles of rye with abandon. In this case, we’ve got four cocktails from a couple…read more →

New Whiskey: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye

New Whiskey: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye

With interest in rye whiskey at an all-time high, today we welcome a new one to the mix: Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye. This spicy, 104-proof whiskey comes from Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell, who wanted to create a versatile and robust rye that works as well in cocktails…read more →

Highspire Whiskey Review

Highspire Whiskey Review

Highspire is a new whiskey, but it traces its roots back to 1823, when Robert Wilson first created Highspire Pure Rye Whiskey in Highspire, PA. This popular 100% rye floundered after Prohibition, but fortunately for us, a California winemaker named Austin Hope has created an homage to the original. The…read more →

WhistlePig Old World Rye Whiskey Review

WhistlePig Old World Rye Whiskey Review

Dave Pickerell has been tinkering. The guy who’s maybe America’s foremost maker of rye whiskey has taken lately to aging his rye in casks more common to scotch whisky production. He started with an extremely limited-release Sauternes finished rye, the first ever American whiskey so finished, followed by a Madeira…read more →

Alberta Dark Batch Rye Whisky Review

Alberta Dark Batch Rye Whisky Review

Alberta Distillers is the number one rye producer in North America, making whisky for a number of brands on the market today. But now, Alberta Distillers is releasing its own whiskey: Alberta Dark Batch Rye. And in an industry that’s often secretive about blend percentages, mashbills and age statements, Alberta…read more →

Michter’s Releases US*1 Barrel Strength Rye Whiskey

Michter’s Releases US*1 Barrel Strength Rye Whiskey

This spring marks the first time that Louisville, Kentucky-based Michter’s Distillery will release its US*1 Barrel Strength Rye. The new whiskey is bottled at barrel strength, as the name implies, rather than the 84.8 proof alcohol level of Michter’s US*1 Single Barrel Rye. The product enters the barrel at 103…read more →

Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey Review

Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey Review

Recently we had the opportunity to taste the brand new Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey with the man who made it: Master Distiller, Chris Morris. In introducing the rye, Morris noted that he’s not actually a rye whiskey fan. He’s a bourbon guy, through and through. So he decided that if…read more →