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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.

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Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof

70cl, 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
33
$47.23
$42.16

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
71
$33.66
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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
11
$30.56

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
26
$75.94
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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. This 10 year old straight…  More info

WhistlePig 10 Year Old
8
$73.76
$66.38

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
13
$52.66
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Peerless 3 Year Old Single Barrel - Modjeska - British Bourbon Society

70cl, 53.6%
Peerless

While the British Bourbon Society may have 'Bourbon' in its name, that doesn't preclude its members from enjoying some stunning rye whiskey - and this here is a Peerless 3 Year Old Single Barrel rye…  More info

Peerless 3 Year Old Single Barrel - Modjeska - British Bourbon Society
3
$79.11

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
$29.37

WhistlePig 10 Year Old (37.5cl)

38cl, 50%
WhistlePig

A half-bottle of the wonderful WhistlePig 10 Year Old rye whiskey! This expression is distilled in Canada but makes its way down to Vermont to rest a while longer at WhistlePig's farm before being…  More info

WhistlePig 10 Year Old (37.5cl)
$42.16

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
$73.83

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye

70cl, 45%
Jack Daniel's

The Jack Daniel's range grew in 2017 with the introduction of their Tennessee Rye whiskey - the first whiskey from the distillery with a mash-bill that different from the classic Tennessee Whiskey…  More info

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye
12
$31.61
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Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey

70cl, 45%
Ezra Brooks

This is a straight rye whiskey from Ezra Brooks, a long-running American whiskey brand. Excellent for enjoying in a Manhattan.  More info

Ezra Brooks Straight Rye Whiskey
2
$31.63
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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
3
$32.85
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Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye

70cl, 45.2%
Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve's Kentucky Straight Rye whiskey has made it to our shores! Produced using a mash-bill of 53% rye, this rye shows off its spice up front and balances it well with notes of fresh fruit…  More info

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye
5
$44.23
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High West Rendezvous Rye (70cl)

70cl, 46%
High West

Boy howdy, sure does smell like darn good rye whiskey around these parts! Well golly, no wonder it does when there's High West Rendezvous Rye from Utah up in here! With a very high rye content in…  More info

High West Rendezvous Rye (70cl)
8
$75.94
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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
24
$26.28
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Ragtime Rye Whiskey

70cl, 45.2%
New York Distilling Company

New York Distilling Company's rye whiskey has long been anticipated by cocktail enthusiasts around the world. Well wait no longer, mixologists, Ragtime Rye is ready to enjoy! Using a mashbill of 72%…  More info

Ragtime Rye Whiskey
2
$45.33
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1776 Straight Rye Whiskey - 92 Proof

70cl, 46%
James E. Pepper & Co.

Another terrific rye whiskey from James E. Pepper's range, this time bottled at 92 proof (which is 46% ABV for those of us here on this side of the ocean). Makes an excellent Old Fashioned cocktail,…  More info

1776 Straight Rye Whiskey - 92 Proof
$42.16
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Sazerac Straight Rye

70cl, 45%
Sazerac

The whiskey is named for the Sazerac Coffee House in New Orleans, birthplace of the famous – and sublime – Sazerac cocktail. The Coffee House was acquired by Thomas H Handy, owner also of Peychaud’s…  More info

Sazerac Straight Rye
16
$40.38

Kyrö Single Malt Rye Whisky No.8

50cl, 47.2%
Kyrö Distillery Company

The eighth pre-release of Kyrö's single malt rye whisky is here! Made with 100% malted wholegrain rye, this whisky boasts full-bodied spice alongside helpings of caramel, honey and dried fruit.…  More info

Kyrö Single Malt Rye Whisky No.8
$71.72
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WhistlePig FarmStock Crop No.003

75cl, 43%
WhistlePig

Behold, the third FarmStock Rye Crop from the ever-wonderful WhistlePig! The third release of the annual limited-edition expression is part of the 'Triple Terroir' vision, which means (eventually) it…  More info

WhistlePig FarmStock Crop No.003
$88.61
$79.74

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
2
$57.26

Torpedoed Tulip

70cl, 46%
BrewDog

Torpedoed Tulip is a Dutch single rye whisky released as part of BrewDog's Boilermaker Series, the result of a collaboration with Zuidam Distillery. Distilled exclusively from rye, the whisky was…  More info

Torpedoed Tulip
$39

Whistlepig 10 Year Old - Drinks By The Dram Exclusive

75cl, 56.3%
WhistlePig

A single barrel release from the wonderful Whistlepig over in Vermont, exclusively bottled for Drinks by the Dram! This straight rye whiskey has been given a 10 year old age statement, but the cask…  More info

Whistlepig 10 Year Old - Drinks By The Dram Exclusive
2
$110.82

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
$258.54
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