Rye Whiskey2020-06-12T16:25:47+00:00

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Rye is a type of grass that is a variety of wheat and closely related to barley. Rye whiskey, as the name suggests, is distilled from at least 51% rye. The rest of the mixture often comes from barley or corn. There are two types of rye American and Canadian

Rye whiskey tastes similar to bourbon but has a spicy, grainy, hard-edge to it. As with bourbon, rye whiskey must be aged two years before being called ‘straight’ rye.

We have most popular brands such as Whistlepig, Lot 40, Jim Beam, Jack Daniel’s, Ezra Brooks, woodford reserve, hudson and many more.

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WhistlePig 10 Years Old Rye Whiskey, 70 cl
Made with 100 percent rye Delivers a full-on flavour profile of clove, mint, barrel char, creamy caramels and butterscotch Properly excellent stuff
£59.99
WhistlePig 15 Years Old Vermont Oak Straight Rye Whiskey, 75 cl
Deep and rich, dominated by caramel, vanilla and oak with hints of allspice and burnt orange Warm, rich and slightly creamy Loads of butterscotch and...
£218.00
Bulleit 95 Rye Bourbon Frontier Whiskey 70cl
Flavour notes: Bulleit Rye has smooth, sweet tones of maple and oak and a woody, light toffee finish with dried fruit Serve suggestion : Bulleit...
£32.19
Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey, 70 cl
A light straw colour whisky Vanilla, cedar, white pepper and some earthy rye spices Hints of chocolate, leather, vanilla and spicy grains
£30.00
Shefford Manor Canadian Rye Whisky Miniature – 5cl Single Bottle
Shefford Manor Canadian Rye Whisky Miniature - 5clShefford Manor Canadian Rye Whisky has been aged in cask for three years, quite simply named after the...
£4.40
WhistlePig FarmStock Crop No.002 Rye Whiskey
1 x 75cl Whistlepig Farmstock Crop No. 002 Rye Whiskey 43% ABV Made with 32% 2-year aged Whistlepig rye from Vermont, 45% 6-year aged rye...
£85.00
Hudson Whiskey NY Manhattan Rye, 35 cl
From the first whiskey distillery in New York since prohibition Made from locally grown, New York rye Vibrantly bold, spicy and backwoods rustic with a...
£30.00
Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye / 75cl
Crown Royal Whiskey Original box 75 cl/750 ml
£61.29
Koval Rye whiskey 50 cl
"This is no ordinary rye, because it doesn't come from an ordinary distillery. [...] Despite being 100% rye grain, this whiskey is fresh and light...
£54.07
WhistlePig – Vermont Oak Finish – 15 year old Whiskey
WhistlePig Whisky Unboxed 75cl / 750ml
£245.00
Jack Daniel’s Unaged Tennessee Rye USA 750ml
Jack Daniels Whisky Unboxed 75cl / 750ml
£600.00
Bower Hill Reserve Rye Whiskey
Bower Hill Whisky Unboxed 75cl / 750ml
£76.98
JP Wiser’s Dissertation/Rare Cask Series / 75cl
The next instalment in JP Wiser's limited release ? and aptly-named ? Rare Cask series. A rye-forward profile and a 46.1% ABV provide this whisky...
£46.95
Millstone 100 Dutch Rye Whisky, 70 cl
Fantastic rye whisky, distilled from 100% rye grain in small copper pot stills and aged for a minimum of 100 months in 100% new American...
£88.14
Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye Whiskey 70 cl
Complex flavours of ripe fruit With light toasted oak notes Made from 70 percent rye, 18 percent corn and 12 percent barley
£53.63
WhistlePig 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey 5cl 50% ABV – Miniature Bottle
1 x 5cl Miniature bottle of WhistlePig 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey Key Product Features
£9.95
Whistlepig Straight Rye Whiskey, Aged 10 Years, Award-Winning American Whiskey, 37.5cl
37.5cl bottle of WhistlePig 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey Whistlepig is a hard-to-find, award-winning 100% rye whiskey created by Maker's Mark's former master distiller,...
£49.95
Zuidam Rogge Rye Genever 5 Year Old, 1 L
Artisan Genever from Zuidam Distillers which is made solely from rye grain to impart a fragrant character, before being aged in barrel for a minimum...
£42.00
High West – Rendezvous Rye – Whisky
High West Whisky Unboxed 75cl / 750ml
£77.21

Rye Whiskey FAQs

What is the best rye whiskey?2020-05-24T16:57:26+00:00
  • Wild Turkey Master’s Keep Cornerstone Rye Whiskey. …
  • Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye Whiskey. …
  • E.H. …
  • Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. …
  • Van Winkle 13 Year Family Reserve Rye. …
  • WhistlePig FarmStock Rye Crop 003 Whiskey. …
  • Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Old Rye Whiskey. …
  • Wild Turkey 101 Rye.
What is different about rye whiskey?2020-05-24T16:57:26+00:00

The flavor differences between rye and bourbon boil down to their main ingredients. The corn mash used in bourbon makes for a sweet and full-bodied flavor, while the rye mash in rye whiskey creates spicy tones and a drier taste. … Rye tends to have more intense tastes that develop on the palate.

Is Jack Daniels a rye whiskey?2020-05-24T17:03:39+00:00

Welcome to the first new Jack Daniel’s whiskey since before Prohibition. Tennessee Straight Rye is made from 70% rye, 18% corn and 12% malted barley, and is put through the same charcoal filtration process as Jack Daniel’s bourbons. The result is a mellow and sweet whiskey that’s enlivened with distinctive rye spice.

What is difference between rye and bourbon?2020-05-24T17:03:39+00:00

The greatest difference in these two delicious spirits, aside from base ingredients in bourbon and rye, is their taste profiles. … Bourbons tend to be more sweet and caramel-like due to their corn base, while rye grains lend a spicier, more savory note to the whiskey.

Why is rye whiskey more expensive?2020-05-24T17:03:39+00:00

It may just seem like rye skews higher because there are a ton of cheap bourbons and relatively few cheap ryes by comparison. That said, I think Rittenhouse, Old Forester, and Sazerac (all <$30) are as good as any bourbons in the same price range and better than many more expensive. … Rye is more expensive.

What is the smoothest rye whiskey?2020-05-24T17:03:39+00:00
  • WhistlePig 10 Year Straight Rye. …
  • Old Overholt Bonded Rye. …
  • Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye. …
  • Rittenhouse Rye. …
  • Michter’s 10 Year Rye. …
  • George Dickel Rye.
Is Crown Royal rye or whiskey?2020-05-24T17:03:39+00:00

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye combines the distinctive flavor of Canadian rye grain with the unmistakable smoothness of Crown Royal for a truly exceptional Canadian whisky. Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye is the first Canadian Whisky to earn World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s Annual Whisky Bible 2016.

Is Rye a bourbon or whiskey?2020-05-24T17:03:39+00:00

Rye is similar to bourbon, but it’s made from at least 51% rye instead. The rest of the mixture often comes from barley or corn. … In America, the production regulations on rye are almost identical to bourbon. As with bourbon, it must be aged two years before being called “straight.”

Is Jack Daniels bourbon or rye?2020-05-24T17:03:39+00:00

IS JACK DANIEL’S A BOURBON? Jack Daniel’s is not a bourbon – it’s a Tennessee Whiskey. Jack Daniel’s is dripped slowly – drop-by-drop – through ten feet of firmly packed charcoal (made from hard sugar maple) before going into new charred oak barrels for maturing.

Can you drink rye whiskey straight?2020-05-24T17:03:39+00:00

HOW TO DRINK RYE: You can‘t make a proper Old Fashioned, Sazerac or Manhattan without rye. The spirit also can be paired with club soda or ginger ale, or drunk straight, neat or on the rocks.

Which is better bourbon or rye?2020-05-24T17:05:22+00:00

The flavor differences between rye and bourbon boil down to their main ingredients. The corn mash used in bourbon makes for a sweet and full-bodied flavor, while the rye mash in rye whiskey creates spicy tones and a drier taste.

Is Jack Daniels a rye or bourbon?2020-05-24T17:05:22+00:00

Jack Daniels has a mash bill of approximately 80% corn, 12% rye and 8% malt. … This filtering technique called the “Lincoln County Process” is why Jack Daniels is considered a Tennessee whiskey instead of a bourbon. Having said that, it is Jack Daniels themselves that choose not to call it a bourbon.

How do you drink rye whiskey?2020-05-24T17:05:22+00:00

HOW TO DRINK RYE: You can’t make a proper Old Fashioned, Sazerac or Manhattan without rye. The spirit also can be paired with club soda or ginger ale, or drunk straight, neat or on the rocks.

What brands are rye whiskey?2020-05-24T17:05:22+00:00
  • Knob Creek.
  • Crown Royal.
  • Pikesville Rye.
  • Angel’s Envy.
  • Col. E. H. Talyor, Jr.
  • Union Horse Distilling Company.
  • FEW Spirits.
  • Templeton Rye.
Why is rye whiskey more expensive than bourbon?2020-05-24T17:05:22+00:00

It may just seem like rye skews higher because there are a ton of cheap bourbons and relatively few cheap ryes by comparison. That said, I think Rittenhouse, Old Forester, and Sazerac (all <$30) are as good as any bourbons in the same price range and better than many more expensive. … Rye is more expensive.

Are rye and whiskey the same thing?2020-05-24T17:05:22+00:00

Rye is a grass in the wheat tribe and closely related to barley. … “Rye whiskey” can refer either to American whiskey, which must be distilled from at least 51% rye and aged two years or more, or Canadian whisky, which may or may not actually include any rye in its production process.

What kind of alcohol is Rye?2020-05-24T17:05:22+00:00

In the United States, rye whiskey is, by law, made from a mash of at least 51 percent rye. (The other ingredients in the mash are usually corn and malted barley.) It is distilled to no more than 160 U.S. proof (80% abv) and aged in charred, new oak barrels.

Is Johnnie Walker a scotch or whiskey?2020-05-24T17:05:22+00:00

Johnnie Walker is a brand of Scotch whisky now owned by Diageo that originated in the Scottish town of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire.

Which is sweeter bourbon or rye?2020-05-24T17:05:22+00:00

Bourbons tend to be more sweet and caramel-like due to their corn base, while rye grains lend a spicier, more savory note to the whiskey.

Is Scotch better than whiskey?2020-05-24T17:05:22+00:00

To be clear, all Scotch is Whisky, but not all Whisky is Scotch. Originally made from malted barley only. … Although price varies greatly by brand, age and type, scotch is generally more expensive than whiskey. Although price varies greatly by brand, age and type, whiskey is generally less expensive than Scotch.

What kind of whiskey is Jameson?2020-05-24T17:07:51+00:00

Jameson is produced from a blend of grain whiskey and single pot still whiskey, which uses a mixture of malted and unmalted or “green” Irish barley, all sourced from within a fifty-mile radius around the distillery in Cork. The barley is dried in a closed kiln fired by natural gas (formerly anthracite coal).

What does whiskey and rye mean?2020-05-24T17:07:51+00:00

An alternate theory holds that, since rye is a kind of whiskey, McLean is actually singing “drinking whiskey in rye.” Ths singer’s home was New Rochelle, which did indeed feature a bar called “The Levee.” Allegedly, this bar shut down or “went dry,” causing patrons to drive across the river to Rye, New York.

What is the difference between Scotch and Rye?2020-05-24T17:07:51+00:00

So it appears that the difference in flavor you get in a rye whiskey, which can come from either the U.S. or Canada, and a Scotch, which are made from malt or grain (or a blend) and has to be aged for at least three years, is that ryes tend to be a little spicy, while Scotches have a bit more of a honey flavor.

Is Jameson a rye whiskey?2020-05-24T17:07:51+00:00

Made by Pennington’s Distilling Company (formerly Speakeasy Spirits Distillery), this single barrel whiskey was made with 100% rye (including 10% malted rye) and aged for about 3 years in 53-gallon charred oak barrels. The distillery is bottling 23 barrels for its first release.

Is Maker’s Mark a rye whiskey?2020-05-24T17:07:51+00:00

Maker’s Mark distillery, famous for their red winter wheated whiskey, announced this morning that for the first time since their founding more than six decades ago, they’ll be releasing bourbon whiskey made with a second, rye mashbill. … Maker’s Mark Rye is available today, April 1, on limited shelves for $49.99.

What is rye whiskey good for?2020-05-24T17:07:51+00:00

Whiskey contains antioxidants called ellagic acid from the rye grains. This is an acid that prevents DNA from making contact with cancer-causing cells. Rye grain suppliers have been very encouraged by the continued research done on the grain, finding more and more positive links to cancer prevention.

Is bulleit rye bourbon or whiskey?2020-05-24T17:07:51+00:00

Bulleit Bourbon is a brand of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey produced at the Kirin Brewing Company Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, for the Diageo beverage conglomerate. It is characterized by a high rye content for a bourbon (at approximately 28% of the mash bill) and being aged at least six years.

What is the most popular rye whiskey?2020-05-24T17:07:51+00:00
  • Rittenhouse. …
  • Sagamore Spirit. Straight Rye Whiskey. …
  • Copper Fox. Rye Whisky. …
  • Templeton Rye Spirits. Templeton Rye Whiskey. …
  • Sazerac. Straight Rye Whiskey. …
  • High West. Double Rye. …
  • Michter’s. US* Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey. …
  • Sagamore Spirit. Cask Strength Straight Rye Whiskey.
What mixes well with rye?2020-05-24T17:07:51+00:00
  • Manhattan. Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth.
  • Alabama Slammer. Rye Whiskey, Gin, Orange Juice.
  • Yashmak. Dry Vermouth, Rye Whiskey.
  • Volstead. Rye Whiskey, Swedish Punsch.
  • White Shadow. Rye Whiskey, Cream, Pastis.
  • Whisky Fix. Rye Whiskey, Green Chartreuse.
  • Weylin. Rye Whiskey, Bitters, Pastis.
  • Venus. Rye Whiskey, Orange Juice.
What do you drink rye with?2020-05-24T17:07:51+00:00

HOW TO DRINK RYE: You can’t make a proper Old Fashioned, Sazerac or Manhattan without rye. The spirit also can be paired with club soda or ginger ale, or drunk straight, neat or on the rocks.

What is a rye and Coke?2020-05-24T17:10:06+00:00

Similar beverages. In Canada a similar cocktail called Rye and Coke replaces the bourbon with Canadian Whisky (traditionally a rye whisky). Although not traditional, the modern cocktail is often garnished with a wedge of lime. A related cocktail, Rye and Diet, is made with diet cola.

Can you mix rye whiskey with coke?2020-05-24T17:10:06+00:00

Generally, rye is best with/for cocktails like the manhattan and old fashioned. It typically doesn’t mix well with sweet things like coke because rye is a spicier whiskey than bourbon. … Italian bitters pair very well with rye whiskey.

What soda mixes with rye whiskey?2020-05-24T17:10:06+00:00

Pour rye whiskey into a highball glass. Add the desired amount of ice. Fill to the top with ginger ale and add a splash of lime. Stir until well mixed.

What mixes good with whiskey?2020-05-24T17:10:06+00:00
  • Ginger. Ginger is the perfect sidekick for whiskey, as its complexity of flavor ranges from sweet to hot, medicinal and earthy, depending on its context and concentration. …
  • Sweet Vermouth. …
  • Soda Water. …
  • Coca Cola. …
  • Lemon. …
  • Amaro.
What does rye whiskey taste like?2020-05-24T17:10:06+00:00

The flavor differences between rye and bourbon boil down to their main ingredients. The corn mash used in bourbon makes for a sweet and full-bodied flavor, while the rye mash in rye whiskey creates spicy tones and a drier taste.

What is the difference between rye whiskey and scotch?2020-05-24T17:10:06+00:00

So it appears that the difference in flavor you get in a rye whiskey, which can come from either the U.S. or Canada, and a Scotch, which are made from malt or grain (or a blend) and has to be aged for at least three years, is that ryes tend to be a little spicy, while Scotches have a bit more of a honey flavor.

Does Rye Whiskey get better with age?2020-05-24T17:10:06+00:00

Pickerell puts the ideal aging range for rye (whiskey made with rye as its primary component, as opposed to corn or other grains) between nine and 11 years, while the “sweet spot” for bourbon (made with corn as its primary ingredient) is anywhere from six to 10 years.

What is difference between Scotch and whiskey?2020-05-24T17:10:06+00:00

The main difference between scotch and whisky is geographic, but also ingredients and spellings. Scotch is whisky made in Scotland, while bourbon is whiskey made in the U.S.A, generally Kentucky. Scotch is made mostly from malted barley, while bourbon is distilled from corn.

Can you drink 100 year old whiskey?2020-05-24T17:10:06+00:00

If you are concerned the whisky might have gone off then don’t. The alcohol is a natural preservative. If the bottle was previously opened and had been for sometime there may be a small amount of oxidation but this certainly won’t spoil the whisky. If it wasn’t opened it’s likely as fresh as the day it was bottled.

Can you drink 30 year old whiskey?2020-05-24T17:10:06+00:00

If you have a bottle of whiskey that was opened a few years ago and it was kept sealed in the pantry for this time, the alcohol will be fine. It might not taste the best (especially if the bottle is half empty), but it will be safe to consume.

Is Rye Whiskey good for sipping?2020-05-24T17:13:35+00:00

Bourbon and scotch may be big sellers, but the drink of choice for many whiskey connoisseurs is increasingly often a glass of rye. … Rye whiskey is made from at least 51%—you guessed it—rye, while bourbon is made from at least 51% corn. The higher percentage of corn makes bourbon sweeter and smoother.

What is the best Canadian rye whiskey?2020-05-24T17:13:35+00:00
  • 8 Canadian Club 100% Rye. …
  • 7 Masterson’s Straight Rye Whiskey 10 Year. …
  • 6 Alberta Rye Dark Batch Whisky. …
  • 5 Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye. …
  • 4 Whistlepig 10 Year Straight Rye. …
  • 3 Hochstadter’s Family Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey. …
  • 2 Lot No. 40 Canadian Rye. …
  • 1 Lock Stock & Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey 16 Year. Spicy & Full Bodied.
What is a good rye?2020-05-24T17:13:35+00:00
  • Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey.
  • Rittenhouse 100 Proof Bottled in Bond Rye Whiskey.
  • Templeton Rye “The Good Stuff” Rye Whiskey.
  • Redemption Barrel Proof Straight Rye Whiskey.
  • Bulleit “95” Rye Small Batch Frontier Whiskey.
  • Sazerac 6 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey.
  • WhistlePig 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey.
Is rye whiskey smooth?2020-05-24T17:13:35+00:00

On the palate, the whiskey is smooth and dry featuring notes of cut grass, mint, orange zest and root beer. The finish is medium length, smooth but drying, with a hint of char and a lingering bitter note. This rye is very different from the typical, corn influenced, Kentucky style rye whiskeys.

Is Irish whiskey smoother than Scotch?2020-05-24T17:13:35+00:00

The extra distillation probably has the biggest effect on the difference between the flavors of Scotch and Irish Whiskey. It gives Irish Whiskey a lighter flavor, and as mentioned before, makes the mouth feel smoother.

What is the difference between bourbon scotch and whiskey?2020-05-24T17:13:35+00:00

The main difference between scotch and whisky is geographic, but also ingredients and spellings. Scotch is whisky made in Scotland, while bourbon is whiskey made in the U.S.A, generally Kentucky. Scotch is made mostly from malted barley, while bourbon is distilled from corn.

Are all Canadian Whiskey Rye?2020-05-24T17:13:35+00:00

There’s only one law for producing Canadian whisky: It must be fermented, distilled and aged in Canada. … And just like bourbon, Canadian whisky is usually made from several different grains. However, unlike bourbon, in Canada each grain is usually fermented, distilled and aged separately.

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