Rye Whiskey

WhistlePig 15 Year Old Rye Now Available

WhistlePig 15 Year Old Rye became officially available to consumers yesterday. This whiskey was aged for 15 years in standard oak barrels and then finished in Vermont White Oak using timber from the WhistlePig Farm and surrounding area. Because of varying climates, trees from the same species grow at varying rates and this is reflected in the width of the ...

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Redemption 8 Year Old Barrel Proof Rye Whiskey Review

Redemption 8YO Barrel Strength Rye

By S.D. Peters Rating: A- Redemption, a brand of Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, is “sourced in Lawrenceville, Indiana from MGP, the old Seagram’s distillery founded in 1847.” MGP has become synonymous with sourced whiskey, and each source has a story. Redemption’s Fact Sheet tells it like this: “Redemption Whiskey was created serendipitously when a cache of Rye Whiskey barrels ...

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Can’t Tell Bourbon From Rye? Baloney!

Elijah Craig 21 Year Old

Don’t Believe Everything You Read, Especially About Statistics By Richard Thomas Although the business press was abuzz last week about Brown-Forman’s surprise acquisition of BenRiach and bourbon forums boiled that former Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge might have been pushed out of his job, in the wider (and softer) mainstream media the major whiskey story was how people can’t ...

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Sagamore Spirit Set To Release First Rye Whiskey

Sagamore Spirit, a new Baltimore-based whiskey company, announced late last week that it will release its rye whiskey on May 13, 2016. The first limited batch will be available in select restaurants, bars and liquor stores in Maryland and Washington, D.C. “We couldn’t be more excited to launch and bring the tradition of rye whiskey back to Maryland,” said Brian ...

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Michter’s Releases Second Barrel Strength Rye

This Spring marks the second release of Michter’s US*1 Barrel Strength Rye. A Kentucky Straight Rye, Michter’s Barrel Strength Rye is bottled at barrel strength rather than the 84.8 proof alcohol level of Michter’s US*1 Single Barrel Rye. The barrel entry proof for the product was 103 proof, a strength that Michter’s believes yields a richer, smoother product than a ...

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