Rye WhiskeyAmerican Whiskey

Rye is all about rich spice, power, structure and a distinctively bitter finish. These attributes can make it challenging to taste when young, but with time they mellow into new levels of complexity. Rittenhouse and Sazerac are two to watch out for.

Rye whiskies are much spicier than their bourbon/wheat/corn counterparts Rye whiskies are much spicier than their bourbon/wheat/corn counterparts

Did you know?

  • Confusingly, Canadian whisky is still often referred to as ‘rye’ in the States – even though, these days, few whiskeys from north of the border are heavy on the rye

Typical Character and Style of Rye Whiskey

  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Clove Clove
  • Caraway Caraway
  • Toffee Toffee
  • Oak Oak
  • Vanilla Vanilla
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