Rye Whiskey

Baltimore’s Sagamore Spirit Opens Distillery Doors

Sagamore Spirit, a Baltimore-based whiskey company, opens its waterfront distillery on East Cromwell Street in Port Covington on Friday, April 21, 2017. “We are proud to call the City of Baltimore our home,” said Brian Treacy, President of Sagamore Spirit. “Our team will continue to work hard to provide an incredible visitor experience, celebrate Maryland’s distilling heritage, and showcase what ...

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Michter’s Single Barrel 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review (2017)

Michter's 10 Year Old Rye 2017

By Richard Thomas Rating: A- Because Rye was the neglected stepchild of American whiskey for decades, whereas a 10 year old Bourbon is still a fairly affordable item, a 10 year old Rye is rarer and dearer. Add single barrel to the titles on the label, and you’ve got yourself something special. WhistlePig, for example, has a single barrel version ...

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Basil Hayden Reaches From High Rye Bourbon To Just Plain Rye

Basil Hayden’s Bourbon, the “high rye” expression from the venerable Jim Beam Small Batch Collection, today announced the launch of its first-ever brand extension, Basil Hayden Rye. Basil Hayden’s Bourbon has long been known for its trademark spicy finish, resulting from the use of twice as much rye as traditional bourbons. Taking inspiration from this beloved rye spiciness, Basil Hayden’s ...

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WhistlePig Farmstock Crop 001 Rye Whiskey Review

WhistlePig Farmstock

By Richard Thomas Rating: B- When an independent bottler has built a distillery, it is said they have transitioned from sourcing to making in-house product. Yet it’s not simply building a plant and barreling (or perhaps bottling an unaged version of their) new make that makes that transition a success. Instead, that comes when the company’s in-house product is capable ...

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Templeton Rye Starts Work On New Commercial Distillery

Introduced in 2006, Templeton Rye was one of the early examples of a whiskey company bottling Rye whiskey sourced from the 95% Rye stock of MGP in Indiana. The company founders marketed their product behind the authentic stories of their hometown’s Prohibition bootlegging legacy, and the wide gap between that marketing and the actual source of their whiskey soon made ...

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