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Rye Whiskey

Rye whiskey was widely prevalent before Prohibition took hold of America, for it was a hardy grain that could be grown without too much difficulty. The main difference from Bourbon is the mash bill. The mash bill is the list of grains used for distillation and, in America, rye whiskey is distilled from a minimum of 51% rye alongside barley, wheat and corn. It is the raw ingredient, the rye, that proffers the unique flavour profile; a savoury, spiciness.

Rye whiskey was the original cocktail spirit, when the first manhattans were stirred in pre-Prohibition era America. Canadian whisky is often referred to as rye whisky, though the mash bill need not contain any rye for it to be Canadian whisky. Historically, Canadian whisky was largely based upon rye, though lawfully in Canada whiskies may be referred to as ‘Canadian Whisky, ‘Rye Whisky’ or ‘Canadian Rye Whisky’ regardless of the rye content.

For some time, rye whiskey was largely out of fashion, but there has been a great resurgence recently, with premium brands, including Old Rip Van Winkle and Sazerac, producing wonderful spirits.

Ragtime Rye Whiskey 57.9% (British Bourbon Society)

70cl, 57.9%
New York Distilling Company

A higher-strength single barrel Ragtime Rye bottling, specially bottled for the British Bourbon Society! Made at the New York Distilling Company’s Brooklyn site, this expression takes the elegant…  More info

Ragtime Rye Whiskey 57.9% (British Bourbon Society)
7
$72.53
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Sazerac Straight Rye (75cl)

75cl, 45%
Sazerac

A classic straight rye whiskey, named for the New Orleans coffee house which was the birthplace of the eponymous cocktail - the one and only Sazerac. While it was originally made with Cognac, the…  More info

Sazerac Straight Rye (75cl)
8
$48.87
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Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof

75cl, 50%
Rittenhouse

A rye whiskey in the Pennsylvania style, this "carries a famous old Philadelphia name". Very tasty and aromatic.  More info

Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof
28
$39.58
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The London Distillery Company Rye Whiskey LV-1767 Edition

70cl, 54.3%
The London Distillery Company

This bottling from London-based independent craft distiller The London Distillery Company has the distinction of being the first whiskey distilled in London since the closure of the Lea Valley…  More info

The London Distillery Company Rye Whiskey LV-1767 Edition
$276.02

WhistlePig FarmStock Crop No.002

75cl, 43%
WhistlePig

This is the second limited edition release in WhistlePig's FarmStock series, which is intended to achieve what the distillery has termed its '100% Triple Terroir vision'. This entails creating an…  More info

WhistlePig FarmStock Crop No.002
1
$82.42
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Hudson Manhattan Rye (70cl)

70cl, 46%
Tuthilltown Spirits

New York is home to many amazing things, like the Empire State Building, more pizza than you could eat in five lifetimes, and Tuthilltown Spirits - makers of the excellent Manhattan Rye! Harking back…  More info

Hudson Manhattan Rye (70cl)
1
$54.92
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Pikesville 6 Year Old 110 Proof Straight Rye

70cl, 55%
Pikesville

A fantastic rye whiskey produced in Kentucky, the Pikesville brand dates back to 1895 in Maryland. This 6 year old 110 proof was released in 2015, receiving a Double Gold at the San Francisco World…  More info

Pikesville 6 Year Old 110 Proof Straight Rye
21
$82.42
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WhistlePig 10 Year Old

70cl, 50%
WhistlePig

WhistlePig is a fantastic brand of straight rye whisk(e)y which is distilled and initially matured in Canada before being aged further, at the WhistlePig Farm in Vermont. The Master Distiller for…  More info

WhistlePig 10 Year Old
6
$76.85
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WhistlePig 13 Year Old - The Boss Hog 2018 Edition

75cl, 57.9%
WhistlePig

WhistlePig's annual Boss Hog releases are always very exciting expressions for rye enthusiasts, and the 2018 edition most certainly will make a few eyebrows raise excitedly. It's a 13 year old rye…  More info

WhistlePig 13 Year Old - The Boss Hog 2018 Edition
$714.79

James E. Pepper 3 Year Old - Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 50%
James E. Pepper & Co.

One of three batches of rye whiskey from James E. Pepper independently bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, each one finished in a different type of cask. As pointed out by James E. Pepper's…  More info

James E. Pepper 3 Year Old - Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$51.62
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Michter's US*1 Straight Rye

70cl, 42.4%
Michter's Distillery

A straight rye whiskey from the Michter's Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Every bottle of their excellent rye comes from a single barrel, highlighting the quality of their craft. A top choice for…  More info

Michter's US*1 Straight Rye
8
$59.20
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James E. Pepper 3 Year Old - Oloroso Cask Finish (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 50%
James E. Pepper & Co.

Independently bottled rye whiskey from James E. Pepper, bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. The first three batches from this series have each seen the whiskey finished in different types of…  More info

James E. Pepper 3 Year Old - Oloroso Cask Finish (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$51.62
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Lot 40 Rye Whisky

70cl, 43%
Lot 40

Lot 40 Rye is a legendary Canadian rye whisky that is produced in a single copper pot still. At some point during the 2000s, Lot 40 Rye was discontinued, which caused quite a stir among whisky…  More info

Lot 40 Rye Whisky
5
$31.76

Knob Creek Rye

70cl, 50%
Knob Creek

It's here! Knob Creek's Rye Whiskey is finally here! Unveiled in the US in 2012, Knob Creek Rye has made its way to our fair shores, bringing with it a flavour profile that strikes a wonderful…  More info

Knob Creek Rye
11
$43.43
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Kyrö Single Malt Rye Whisky

50cl, 47.8%
Kyrö Distillery Company

A rye whisky from the fantastic folks of Kyrö Distillery Company in Finland! Made with 100% malted wholegrain rye at the distillery in Isokyrö, Finland, this stuff boasts all the wonderful aromatic…  More info

Kyrö Single Malt Rye Whisky
$74.72

Wild Turkey Straight Rye (40.5%)

70cl, 40.5%
Wild Turkey

A fabulous rye whiskey from the Wild Turkey brand - this is a top-quality choice for use in cocktails, but also tasted mighty fine splashed over a couple of ice cubes. Try it in a Manhattan or and…  More info

Wild Turkey Straight Rye (40.5%)
4
$30.19
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James E. Pepper 4 Year Old - Ale Cask Finish (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

50cl, 50%
James E. Pepper & Co.

The third batch of rye whiskey from James E. Pepper which has been bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company. Just like batch 1 and 2, this whiskey has enjoyed a finishing period in different types…  More info

James E. Pepper 4 Year Old - Ale Cask Finish (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
$51.62
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Bulleit Rye

70cl, 45%
Bulleit

Has there ever been a moment when you've been sipping Bulleit Bourbon and wanted it to have even more rye? Well you're in luck, they now have their own Rye whiskey! Bulleit Rye is made with a…  More info

Bulleit Rye
59
$35.08
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Rebel Yell Small Batch Rye

70cl, 45%
Rebel Yell

A small batch rye whiskey from the famous wheated straight bourbon brand Rebel Yell. Made with rye, corn and malted barley (rye whiskies must contain at least 51% rye in the mashbill) it's a much…  More info

Rebel Yell Small Batch Rye
2
$33.90
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FEW Rye Cask Strength

75cl, 60.5%
FEW Spirits

A cask strength variation of the fantastic FEW Spirits Rye, produced in Evanston, Illinois. Made a generous portion of rye alongside corn and malted barley, this cracking craft spirit is sure to make…  More info

FEW Rye Cask Strength
1
$75.82
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Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye

70cl, 45%
Jack Daniel's

Rye whiskey from Jack Daniel's - no, you're not imagining it! Their first new grain recipe in 150 years is a tasty rye, made with 70% rye, 18% corn and 12% malted barley. What's more, this rye is…  More info

Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye
3
$61.18
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WhistlePig 15 Year Old

75cl, 46%
WhistlePig

Released in 2016, this is the 15 year old straight rye whiskey from WhistlePig in Vermont - their oldest release so far! Interestingly, their 15 year old expression has enjoyed a finishing period in…  More info

WhistlePig 15 Year Old
$230.09
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1776 Straight Rye Whiskey - Barrel Proof

70cl, 57.3%
James E. Pepper & Co.

The 1776 whiskey range from James E. Pepper grows with the introduction of the 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey - Barrel Proof. It's the same whiskey as the fantastic 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey, though…  More info

1776 Straight Rye Whiskey - Barrel Proof
1
$59.66

Jim Beam Rye

70cl, 40%
Jim Beam

Great value rye whiskey from Jim Beam. It's a favourite of whisky bible author Jim Murray, and won best rye aged under 10 years in 2010, scoring 88 points. The label received a bit of a redesign in…  More info

Jim Beam Rye
20
$27.38
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WhistlePig 12 Year Old - Old World

75cl, 43%
WhistlePig

Unveiled in mid-2015, the WhistlePig Old World is an exciting 12 year old straight rye whiskey which has been finished in a selection of wine casks - 63% Madeira, 30% Sauternes and 7% Port. It's…  More info

WhistlePig 12 Year Old - Old World
3
$192.44
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