American rye whisky is one of America’s original spirits and is the key ingredient in many classic cocktails including the Manhattan, the old fashioned and New York sour. American rye must be made from at least 51% rye grain, distilled to no more than 80% ABV and aged in new oak barrels.
The expert distillers at Bulleit offer us their sweet and fruity Rye offering, adding even more rye into the mix than their traditional bourbon. Bulleit Rye has a mashbill of 95% rye and just 5% malted barley and is produced in small batches, allowing the flavour to really bloom. The nose is awash with sweet cherries and classic vanilla and on the palate you’ll enjoy an intense heat that mellows into a mesh of peaches, cherries, cinnamon and orange zest. A smoky finish is just what’s needed to show a bourbon of true class.
A Canadian offering which celebrating a visit from King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939, Crown Royal is a delicately smooth yet full-bodied offering, with oak and vanilla forming the heart of its flavour. On the nose is robust and welcoming, hints of vanilla and fruit urging you to taste. The flavour is delicate, smooth and cream-laden, with oak spice and sweet vanilla working in harmony. A gentle end note lingers.
Few is from Chicago. It wasn’t in the Blues Brothers and it wasn’t mentioned in the musical, but it was in an episode of Criminal Minds, so that’s pretty cool.
A spicy little number, good for Manhattans and Rob Roy’s, or sipping slowly on its own.
A fantastic rye whiskey produced in Kentucky, the Pikesville brand dates back to 1895 in Maryland. This 6 year old 110 proof was released in 2015, receiving a Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, an "Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation" from the Ultimate Spirits Challenge and was named the Second Finest Whisky in the World in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016 as well as the World's Best Rye Whisky at the World Whiskies Awards 2016 - Heaven Hill also won Distiller of the Year at the Icons of Whisky 2016!
Rittenhouse Rye Whisky 100 proof is a hot and spicy offering which spends six years maturing before bottling. Vibrant cinnamon, black pepper and spicy rye are all prevalent in the nose and they lead into a medium body in which the higher proof is immediately apparent on the tongue. Rich notes of tobacco, cinnamon, clove and brown sugar blend together to create a highly spiced offering with just a touch of sweetness. Sip it slowly.
Sazerac Straight Rye Whisky takes its name from the New Orleans coffee house which was known as the home of the Sazerac cocktail. Without this exceptional whisky, the cocktail would be nowhere near as great. Aromas of vanilla, anise, pepper and clove are released but the flavour is subtler, with candied spice and sweet citrus taking over.
Stork is the brainchild of three German drinks industry gurus. Having been involved in brands such as Thomas Henry and Belsazar, as well as Bar Convent Berlin, they decided to set up their own distillery south of Berlin and have been producing rum and whisky since 2004. Until now, everything they've produced has been swallowed up by the German market: this is the first time they have had enough to export and we are very excited to have secured some.
Turning Point Rye is an un aged American rye spirit from state of North Carolina. A nicely spicy and surprisingly tasty rye – it will be very interesting to see what the future holds for this Company .
WhistlePig is a fantastic brand of straight rye whisk(e)y which is distilled and initially matured in Canada before being aged further, at the WhistlePig Farm in Vermont. The Master Distiller for WhistlePig is Dave Pickerell, who was the Master Distiller for Maker's Mark for 14 years, (so you know he's good).
Their 10 year old straight rye is made with 100% rye and delivers a full-on flavour profile of clove, mint, barrel char, creamy caramels and butterscotch. Properly excellent stuff.
Released in 2016, this is the 15 year old straight rye whiskey from WhistlePig in Vermont - their oldest release so far! Interestingly, their 15 year old expression has enjoyed a finishing period in Vermont oak barrels which have been given a long toast and heavy char. Due to shorter growing seasons and harsh winters, Vermont oak has a tight grain pattern, which can affect the flavour profile of the whiskey - there's some tree terroir afoot here!
A solid and spicy rye made to the Michter's recipe, although not distilled at the now closed Schaefferstown distillery. Nonetheless, Michter's is a name with a certain cult cachet in American whiskey circles, and we reckon this will be a big hit over here.
We cannot guarantee specific barrel number or year of release of these bottles.
E.H Taylor is bottled at 100 proof and aged for 11 years in Warehouse C at the Buffalo Trace distillery, which was built by Taylor in 1881 and proved to be an excellent aging warehouse. This is a true testament to the founding father of Bourbon.
Single Barrel Tennessee Rye Whiskey draws its wonderful flavour from a unique 70% rye grain bill, matured to perfection in our handmade oak barrels, positioned in the upper reaches of our barrelhouses. Bottled at 90 proof, this is a big, bold rye that does not overpower. Complex flavours of ripe fruit mingle with light toasted oak notes, allowing the rye grain to shine through, creating a taste rich with spice and a pleasant lingering finish. Enjoy this Single Barrel Rye neat, on the rocks, or in classic rye cocktails.
A rye whisky to be reckoned with Jim Beam use all their tried and tested methods to produce this high quality, critically recommended bourbon. 51% rye in the mashbill ensures fiery heat and an ageing process of four years ensures smoothness and oaky tones which further enhance the quality of the drink. Caramel vanilla warmth help temper the heat of the spice with welcome notes of cherry and nutmeg also coming through. A quality rye whisky certainly worth a go!
Canada’s most famous whisky, Canadian Club has a flavour which fans will know all too well and newcomers will certainly learn to love. Its aroma is sweet with warm notes of barley sugar and biting aniseed, alongside vegetal freshness. When you take the first sip it’s surprisingly gentle, a mellow flavour with dark sugar, essence of rum and winter spice coming through. It’s a generally medium-bodied whisky with many pleasing flavour notes to enjoy.
This is the second limited edition release in WhistlePig's FarmStock series, which is intended to achieve what the distillery has termed its '100% Triple Terroir vision'. This entails creating an expression which is distilled entirely from WhistlePig grain, proofed with WhistlePig water and aged in WhistlePig custom Vermont White Oak. Which all sounds deliciously WhistlePig!
The blend that went into FarmStock Rye Crop 002 was crowdsourced from an estimated 500 bartenders, influencers, and consumers from around the United States, with 32% of it being 2-year-old 'Triple Terroir' rye whiskey (up from 20% from WhistlePig FarmStock Crop No.001). A 6-year-old whiskey from MPGI in Indiana makes up a further 45% of the blend, while the final 23% is 10-year-old whiskey from Alberta Distillers in Canada. Peter Lynch, the distillery’s master blender worked closely with the master distiller, Dave Pickerell, to perfect the final blend.