Rye Whiskey

Old Potrero Releasing An Old, Malted Rye

Anchor Distilling first dedicated itself to recreating the original rye whiskies of old in 1994 with the creation of Old Potrero. The first release of an Old Potrero whiskey followed in 1996, so this year marks the 20th anniversary. Yesterday, Anchor marked this milestone by announcing the release of Old Potrero Hotaling’s 16 Year Old Single Malt Rye Whiskey, a ...

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WhistlePig Boss Hog “The Independent” Rye Whiskey Review

WhistlePig Boss Hog 2016 "The Independent"

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- WhistlePig’s Boss Hog has become another of annual limited edition series, and representing as it does aged cask strength rye whiskey, it should be a new fixture on any bottle hunter’s list of things to think about acquiring. This is especially so because compared to say, Thomas H. Handy Rye, it’s not as famous and ...

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Black Maple Hill Oregon Rye Whiskey Review

Black Maple Hill Oregon Rye

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: C+ Black Maple Hill Rye is not a distillery, but a label owned by Paul Joseph from California. Joseph worked with Kentucky Bourbon Distillers “KBD “ (now known primarily as Willett, and bottlers of Noah’s Mill, Rowan’s Creek, etc…) for many years. So, Black Maple Hill whiskey was originally sourced from KBD, who in turn ...

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Dad’s Hat Releasing Bottled In Bond Rye Tomorrow

By Richard Thomas Dad’s Hat Rye, the standard bearer for the revival of Pennsylvania, no-corn style rye whiskey, will release a very limited batch of 200 bottles of four year old, bottled in bond rye whiskey at their distillery on Saturday, November 5th. Under the 1897 Bottled in Bond Act, whiskey bearing that label must be drawn from stock distilled ...

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Taconic Cask Strength Rye Whiskey Review

Taconic Cask Strength Rye

By Randall H. Borkus Rating: B “Taconic,” (/təˈkɒnᵻk/) was once transliterated as the Taghkanic or Taughannock, meaning “in the trees,” and used as the name of a Lenape chieftain. Taghkanic is still used in parts of eastern New York, as in the name of a small town in the region, for both features within and outside the Taconic Mountains. The founders of Taconic ...

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