Rye Whiskey

Iowa Whiskey: Making Bourbon In Corn Country

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There Is Much More To Whiskey-Making In Iowa Than Just Rye By Richard Thomas One of the peculiar features of the craft whiskey picture in the Hawkeye State is just how big a presence rye has in it. This is because of Templeton Rye, the notorious bottler that preceded the emergence of Iowa’s first micro-distilleries by several years. Templeton sourced ...

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Cedar Ridge Malted Rye Whiskey Review

Cedar Ridge Malted Rye

Updated August 7, 2017 By Richard Thomas Rating: B- Whiskey enthusiasts should count themselves fortunate that the Rye Craze started at the same time that the micro-distillery movement took off. That left plenty of room for small distillers looking to make a name for themselves to move into as the rye whiskey scene initially suffered a severe shortage and then ...

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The Best Whiskeys Sourced From MGP

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By Richard Thomas For a few years now, the letters “MGP” have been synonymous with sourced whiskey. Although first driven to prominence because of the proliferation of brands using MGP’s stock of 95% rye, 5% malted barley whiskey, most seeking to exploit the Rye Craze of earlier in the decade, MGP has also furnished plenty of bourbon and other types ...

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Colorado Distillers Launch Collaborative Whiskey Project

On June 1, four Colorado distilleries came together for the first-ever Colorado Whiskey Collaboration Project. Each participating distillery will hand-craft a rye whiskey, without using any specialty malts, in their local facility and collectively fill a donated new North American white oak, toasted and charred, 53-gallon barrel from Independent Stave Company. This distinguishes the Colorado project from the Mid-West and ...

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