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Jack Daniel’s Rye Is Coming

Jack Daniel’s Rye Is Coming

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye is the final culmination of a product cycle that included an unaged rye, a rested rye, and a single barrel offering. Now, Jack is ready to debut the finished product, which will hit shelves in October. The new rye sports a grain bill that is 70%…read more →

Roaming Man Tennessee Rye Whiskey Review

Roaming Man Tennessee Rye Whiskey Review

Sugarlands Distilling Co, located in the mountain town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is primarily known for its colorful range of flavored and unflavored moonshines. But Sugarlands has stealthily been at work producing a rye whiskey that is distilled, aged, and barreled on the property. That rye whiskey is Roaming Man, and…read more →

Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey Review

Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey Review

Last month we heralded the arrival of Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey, the first such offering from the popular bourbon maker. Now, we’ve got a bottle in hand and are taking it for a spin. Basil Hayden’s Rye is actually a blend of two whiskeys. The first is a four-year-old traditional…read more →

Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey Is Here

Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey Is Here

Basil Hayden’s Rye Whiskey is hitting shelves nationwide as a new limited-release from the brand best known for its bourbon. Basil Hayden’s Bourbon uses twice as much rye as traditional bourbons, and sports a trademark spicy finish, so this is a natural product extension–especially as more and more brands, including…read more →

WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Whiskey Review

WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Whiskey Review

A few weeks back, we wrote about WhistlePig FarmStock Rye, the brand’s first release to include whiskey distilled, aged and bottled on its Vermont farm. Now, we’ve got a bottle in hand… WhistlePig FarmStock is composed of three whiskeys, and together, they make for a tasty trio. The mashbill goes…read more →

Putnam New England Rye Whiskey Review

Putnam New England Rye Whiskey Review

Putnam New England Rye Whiskey comes courtesy of Boston Harbor Distillery, which set up shop in said harbor in 2015. Fitting for its location, the brand is steeped in history. It’s located inside a brick building first built in 1859, and the many businesses it hosted over the years have…read more →

Brainville Rye Whiskey Review

Brainville Rye Whiskey Review

Do you realize… that a Flaming Lips rye exists? Sorry. Had to do it. Anyway, it really exists. Brainville Rye is a collaboration between the psychedelic rockers and Illinois-based FEW Spirits, and features fittingly psychedelic bottle art by Justin Helton. At 80 proof it’s slightly more mellow than other ryes…read more →

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 →