A spicy rye spirit from the folks behind the Redemption whiskies, this is a little different from most American whiskey - it's not chill-filtered. As such, it's kept more of the fatty acids that cloud whisky giving it a more interesting mouthfeel, more flavour and a light haze.
An over the top rye whiskey, battling the science of fermentation to produce a 95% rye mash whisky, the highest proportion in a whiskey that we've seen. It's astringent and spicy, showing what the flavour of rye is all about.
Very popular with rye aficionados, this must be tried by American whiskey enthusiasts. This complex, potent spirit is perfect for a rye Manhattan, and amazingly won 'World's Best American Whiskey' at the World Whisky Awards 2010, beating off competition from George T. Stagg.
Please note this is limited to 2 bottles per customer.
World Whiskies Awards 2012 - Best Rye No Age Statement
Hudson's Manhattan Rye is a long-overdue revival of a rye-making tradition that was deeply-embedded on America's east coast before the advent of Prohibition. As with the Tuthilltown distillery's other products, Manhattan Rye has been double-distilled and aged in small casks. Please note that this is a 35cl bottle
A very special rye whiskey from High West's maverick David Perkins. This is a combination of a 2 year old 95% rye mashbill with a 16yo 53% rye mash and has gone down a storm in its home country, scoring 90 points from Malt Advocate's John Hansell.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer.
Founded in 2009, Smooth Ambler's range of older whiskies are made using barrels hand selected by the owners, until their own spirit is old enough. This 7 year old rye uses a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley and has notes of black tea, honey and mint.
A rye whiskey from Chicago's FEW distillery, named for temperance campaigner Frances Elizabeth Willard. This is rye heavy, with a touch of corn in the mix. Aged in air-dried oak barrels, this is a spicy offering.
A rye spirit from Monterey's Fog's End distillery, run by former sheriff Craig Pakish. Whilst this is close to being a whiskey, it cannot be called one, due to the addition of sugar in the production process.
Kentucky and Tennessee based Corsair's artisanal whiskies have been causing something of a stir. Made from 80% Rye, with the balance being a mix of chocolate malt, malted rye and red wheat, this is a rather chocolatey whiskey.
A rye spirit from the folks behind Wasmund's single malt. It's not allowed to be called whiskey in the EU as it's under 3 years old or in the USA as it's not been in a new charred American oak cask. Instead the rye heavy spirit has been matured in first and second fill bourbon casks along with new and used apple wood and oak chips to give a surprising amount of development in just 12 months.
A 100 proof rye whiskey bottled under the reinvigorated James E Pepper label. James's grandfather has a claim to having opened the first Kentucky Distillery in 1776, but the James Pepper brand really hit its height in the early part of the 20th century, although it had disappeared by the latter parts. It's now back with this bourbon-esque, fruity rye whiskey.
Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey is made from a mashbill of 80% rye, 15% malted barley and 5% malted rye. Aged for six months in charred, new oak quarter casks, this has all the hallmarks of a classic spicy rye whiskey.
Roughstock Montana Straight Rye Whiskey is made from a 100% rye grain mashbill. Double-distilled, it is aged in heavily charred virgin American white oak barrels, producing a typically dry and spicy rye whiskey.