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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.

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
21
$40.30

Pikesville 6 Year Old 110 Proof Straight Rye

75cl, 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
17
$83.93

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
48
$34.65

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)
$55.93

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
3
$32.97

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
5
$82.65

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
$615.86

Hudson Manhattan Rye

35cl, 46%
Tuthilltown Spirits

Thanks to Tuthilltown Spirits, we can once again enjoy whiskey from New York, with this one in particular harking back to the pre-prohibition age of whiskey distillation in and around The Big…  More info

Hudson Manhattan Rye
21
$35.65

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
$223.89

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
9
$45.40

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
2
$53.33

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
$102.97

Winchester Rye

70cl, 45%
Winchester

Winchester Rye is made by Terressentia (based in South Carolina), using their very own TerrePURE technology - utlising ultrasonic energy to help develop the spirit's flavour profile and reduce…  More info

Winchester Rye
$38.54

Millstone 100 Rye Whisky

70cl, 50%
Millstone Whisky

Almost everything to do with the Millstone 100 Rye Whisky, from Dutch experts Zuidam, is to do with the number 100. It's made with 100% rye grain, 100% small pot still distillation, matured for 100…  More info

Millstone 100 Rye Whisky
3
$82.80
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Reservoir Rye

75cl, 50%
Reservoir Distillery

Rye is a notoriously difficult grain to distil with, but the trouble is certainly worth it. Reservoir are well-accustomed to that trouble, as their own Reservoir Rye is made with a simple mashbill of…  More info

Reservoir Rye
1
$77.21
$54.81

WhistlePig 12 Year Old Madeira Cask - Old World Series

75cl, 45%
WhistlePig

WhistlePig have finished some 12 year old rye whiskey (95% rye and 5% malted barley) they sourced in Madeira casks. It's a delicious experiment inspired by 'the old world' and in particular the work…  More info

WhistlePig 12 Year Old Madeira Cask - Old World Series
$167.63

Ragtime Rye Whiskey

75cl, 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
1
$51.45

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
$62.29

Adnams Rye Malt Whisky

70cl, 47%
Adnams

Would you like to try an English rye whisky? That's right. Not a rye whisky from the United States, or even Canada. Adnams has grown an English variety of this grain on distillery namesake Jonathan…  More info

Adnams Rye Malt Whisky
$41.91

1776 Straight Rye Whiskey

70cl, 50%
James E. Pepper & Co.

1776 Straight Rye Whiskey comes from the James E. Pepper brand, a name that has long been known in the American whiskey world, though not as much recently as it was in the early 1900s. Happily, the…  More info

1776 Straight Rye Whiskey
5
$58.17

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
$34.52

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%)
2
$30.74

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
$43.95

Willett’s 3 Year Old Family Estate Bottled Rye

70cl, 53.7%
Willett Distillery

A tremendous rye whiskey from the Willet distillery - made with stock distilled after the Willet distillery re-opened in 2012! The first distillation takes place in their 60-foot tall column still,…  More info

Willett’s 3 Year Old Family Estate Bottled Rye
$78.32

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
$107.09

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