Rye Whiskey

New American Whiskeys For 2016

WhistlePig 15 YO Rye

Hot Whiskeys To Watch For Later This Year By Richard Thomas January has come and gone, so we’re not only already well into 2016, but we’re also out of the “whiskey doldrums” that follow the big U.S. autumnal release season and the Holidays. Now is the time for enthusiasts to wonder what the coming year has in store for them. ...

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Redemption Barrel Proof 7 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review

Redemption Rye 7 YO Barrel Proof

By S.D. Peters Rating: A+ Redemption is a brand of sourced whiskey, owned by Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits. According to the company’s website, Redemption Rye is “sourced in Lawrenceville Indiana from the old Seagram’s distillery [MGP], founded in 1847.” No surprise to those familiar with sourced whiskey, as Lawrenceville, Indiana, is the hotbed for it. Redemption’s Fact Sheet is ...

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Michter’s US*1 Straight Rye Whiskey Review

Michter's US*1 Straight Rye

Updated May 26, 2017 By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Starting in October 2014, Michter’s became a company in transition from bottler to distiller, as they received and set up their equipment in Louisville’s Shively district. This achievement has confirmed that Michter’s will soon become a medium-sized fixture in the Kentucky bourbon industry, a development that is no doubt behind so ...

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Willett Family Estate Small Batch Rye Whiskey

Willet Family Estate Small Batch 2YO Rye

By Father John Rayls Rating: B+ In 1792, the first Willett arrived in Kentucky and took up residence in Bardstown, Kentucky. However, it wasn’t until after the Civil War that the Willetts opened their first distillery. From the 1980s the Willetts became known for producing very good non-distiller producer (NDP), or sourced, whiskey as Kentucky Bourbon Distillers (KDP). Once they ...

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The Biggest Rye Whiskey Myths

Pie, bourbon and rye

Debunking The Five Major Myths About Rye Whiskey By Richard Thomas The explosive growth of rye whiskey has drawn more interest in the spirit than it has enjoyed at any time since before Prohibition, but unfortunately all that interest has not wiped away some of the ignorance attached to good, old fashioned rye. Worse, some of the myths that date ...

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