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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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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 While it was originally made with Cognac, the…  More info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
$43.91
$38.71
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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
31
$46.62
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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
$72.81

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)
9
$68.71
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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
61
$33.23
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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
$30.16

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
$81.53
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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
10
$51.99
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Stork Club Straight Rye Whiskey

50cl, 55%
Stork Club

A rye whiskey from... Germany?! Oh yes, folks, Stork Club Straight Rye Whiskey is produced just south of Berlin, using rye grown in Brandenburg (a particularly important region for rye grain…  More info

Stork Club Straight Rye Whiskey
$45.06

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
$41.15
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Black Maple Hill Rye

75cl, 47.5%
Black Maple Hill

An enjoyably spicy rye from the Black Maple Hill range, produced in Oregon. An interesting expression, with oodles of freshly ground spice notes sat atop waves of caramel and maple syrup.  More info

Black Maple Hill Rye
$99.64
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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
$677.22

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
22
$25.94
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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
2
$56.52

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)
$48.91

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
$32.12
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Sonoma Distilling Co. Rye

70cl, 46.5%
Sonoma County Distilling Co.

Sonoma Distilling Co. have brought another 100% rye whiskey, made up of 80% unmalted Canadian and Californian rye and 20% malted rye from the UK, giving it a spicy and dry flavour. It is then aged in…  More info

Sonoma Distilling Co. Rye
$47.12

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
$52.04
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WhistlePig FarmStock Crop No.001

75cl, 43%
WhistlePig

The first release in WhistlePig's FarmStock series is a step in the direction of the distillers in Vermont making their rye whiskey completely at their farm! Crop No.001 is made with a portion of…  More info

WhistlePig FarmStock Crop No.001
$95.62
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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)
$48.91
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Gun Fighter Rye

75cl, 50%
Golden Moon

Gun Fighter Rye from Golden Moon begins its maturation in new American oak casks before being finished in French oak American fortified wine casks, which is rather intriguing indeed...  More info

Gun Fighter Rye
$44.43

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
$182.32
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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
$217.99
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WhistlePig 14 Year Old - The Boss Hog 2017 Edition (cask 3)

75cl, 59.6%
WhistlePig

In 2017, WhistlePig released their fourth edition of the Boss Hog (an annual bottling that showcases some extraordinarily excellent rye whiskey), which was dubbed The Black Prince. They sourced a 14…  More info

WhistlePig 14 Year Old - The Boss Hog 2017 Edition (cask 3)
1
$574.50
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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
$28.61
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