Rye Whiskey

Rye Whiskey

Rye whiskey traces it routes to America’s northeastern states and was the prevalent whiskey in that region in the 1700s and 1800s until prohibition all but ended production. Today, rye whiskey is undergoing a revival, as consumers turn towards drinks with stronger flavour (think bold spices and a distinct bitter finish), and you’ll find rye whiskey forms the basis of many classic cocktails, such as an Old Fashioned, a Manhattan and a Whisky Sour. Rye whiskey must consist of a mash bill of 51% rye and, if aged for two years in new, charred oak barrels, can be called straight rye whiskey.