Rye Whiskey

The Rye Whiskey Craze and Crunch

By Richard Thomas Whiskey of all types has experienced a boom in sales in recent years, and while shortage stories periodically pop up in the media, these vague ruminations are largely unfounded. Unfounded, that is, unless you are talking about rye whiskey. That a rye whiskey craze and crunch is in progress is beyond dispute. Sales of rye whiskey have ...

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Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye Whiskey Review (2012)

By S.D. Peters Rating: B+ The second American Rye whiskey in Buffalo Trace’s 2012 Antique Collection, Sazerac 18-year Old Rye Whiskey is a pleasant improvement on their standard Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey.  The latter is fine for mixing, but a bit too sweet for sipping neat.  The former reveals itself as an enjoyable neat whiskey, one suited in particular for ...

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Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey Review (2012)

By S.D. Peters Rating: A+ Thomas Handy, one-time proprietor of the Sazerac House in New Orleans, was the man who altered the Sazerac cocktail in 1870 by replacing cognac with rye whiskey.  It may have been the only positive outcome of the period’s phylloxeria outbreak that caused a shortage in the supply of cognac.  Today, the Sazerac is probably the ...

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Catoctin Creek to Expand Operations

By Jake Emen Virginia-based distillery Catoctin Creek is getting ready to quadruple their operations. With the acquisition of a new 300-gallon Kothe still, as well as the space to house it in a newly acquired building in Purcellville, Virginia, the nearly 4-year-old distillery is massively increasing their capabilities, which previously included just a 100 gallon Kothe still. The new facility, ...

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Buffalo Trace Releases 2012 Antique Collection

(Buffalo Trace Press Release) At long last, Buffalo Trace Distillery is releasing its 2012 Antique Collection in September. The much anticipated collection will once again feature five limited-release whiskeys of various ages, recipes and proofs. Here’s what ardent fans can expect: Eagle Rare 17 Year Old The previous edition of this bourbon was honored with a Gold Medal at the ...

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