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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.

Sazerac 18 Year Old (2016 Release)

75cl, 45%
Buffalo Trace

It's the Sazerac 18 Year Old rye whiskey from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection 2016! Always highly sought after and incredibly delicious, these bottlings... Our allocation of this will be…  More info

Sazerac 18 Year Old (2016 Release)

Michter's US*1 Barrel Strength Straight Rye (53.9%)

70cl, 53.9%
Michter's Distillery

You'll find a number of these releases, each bottled at different natural cask strengths after having been filled at 103 proof. They're filled at a lower strength than the industry standard as…  More info

Michter's US*1 Barrel Strength Straight Rye (53.9%)
$89.41

Walker's Special Old Canadian Rye Whisky - 1970

74cl, 0%
Hiram Walker and Sons

A very cool antique from 1970, this is a bottle of Canadian rye whisky produced by Hiram Walker & Sons. It comes presented inn a very cool bottle, though oddly the label doesn't seem to list the ABV…  More info

Walker's Special Old Canadian Rye Whisky - 1970
$188.65

Sazerac Straight Rye 18 Year Old Whiskey (Fall 2008)

75cl, 45%
Buffalo Trace

The ultimate rye whiskey, this 18 year old is an Editor's Choice at Whisky Mag. Malt Advocate’s John Hansell consistently praises this very highly and this was actually Jim Murray’s World Whisky of…  More info

Sazerac Straight Rye 18 Year Old Whiskey (Fall 2008)

Sazerac Straight Rye 18 Year Old Whiskey (Fall 2009)

75cl, 45%
Buffalo Trace

Maximum one bottle per customer.It's arrived! Last year's release of this incredible Rye was Jim Murray's 2010 World Whisky of the Year, quite an accolade. We couldn't wait to try the 2009 release of…  More info

Sazerac Straight Rye 18 Year Old Whiskey (Fall 2009)

Thomas H Handy Straight Rye

75cl, 64.5%
Buffalo Trace

A high strength rye whiskey from the Buffalo Trace distillery, Thomas H Handy is part of their Antique Collection, very highly rated by Jim Murray. This particular release was described by Malt…  More info

Thomas H Handy Straight Rye

High West Rocky Mountain Rye 16 Year Old

75cl, 46%
High West

A 16 year old rye whiskey from High West, made in very small batches in Utah, all the bottles are numbered.  More info

High West Rocky Mountain Rye 16 Year Old

Sazerac Straight Rye 18 Year Old Whiskey (Fall 2011)

75cl, 45%
Buffalo Trace

The ultimate rye whiskey, whose 2008 predecessor was rated 97.5 points by Jim Murray, making it World Whisky of the Year. Sazerac 18 is a superb whiskey from Buffalo Trace's Antique Collection. This…  More info

Sazerac Straight Rye 18 Year Old Whiskey (Fall 2011)

Thomas H Handy Straight Rye (2011 Release)

75cl, 64.3%
Buffalo Trace

The 2011 release of Thomas H Handy Sazerac from Buffalo Trace's critically acclaimed Antique Collection. This is one huge, intensely spicy rye whiskey, highly recommended!  More info

Thomas H Handy Straight Rye (2011 Release)
$103.71

Wild Turkey Kentucky Rye - 1996

70cl, 50.5%
Wild Turkey

This is a rye whiskey bottled by famous Bourbon distillers Austin Nichols in 1996.  More info

Wild Turkey Kentucky Rye - 1996
1
$50.31

High West Rocky Mountain Rye 21 Year Old

75cl, 46%
High West

A 21 year old rye whiskey from High West in Utah, made in refill barrels, this is extremely rare, and made in very small batches. Each bottle is numbered.  More info

High West Rocky Mountain Rye 21 Year Old
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Thomas H Handy Straight Rye (2010 Release)

70cl, 63.5%
Buffalo Trace

The 2010 release of the stunning rye whisky, Thomas H Handy. Bottled at cask strength, this are very well aged and have loads of complexity.  More info

Thomas H Handy Straight Rye (2010 Release)
1

Rittenhouse Rye 25 Year Old

75cl, 50%
Heaven Hill

An award-winning, critically acclaimed single barrel rye whiskey. John Hansell of Malt Advocate awarded this 96 points! There are very few ryes of this age, and this is a utterly sophisticated,…  More info

Rittenhouse Rye 25 Year Old
2
$191.94

Sazerac Straight Rye 18 Year Old Whiskey (Fall 2010)

75cl, 45%
Buffalo Trace

The 2010 release of probably the most hotly anticipated whiskey to come out of America. This will sell out very, very fast, so get your hands on it while you can!  More info

Sazerac Straight Rye 18 Year Old Whiskey (Fall 2010)
$125.11

Wild Turkey Straight Rye

70cl, 41%
Wild Turkey

A rye whiskey from Wild Turkey, bottled at 101 US Proof. This was awarded a silver medal at the 2007 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and it has an incredibly spicy, rich flavour.  More info

Wild Turkey Straight Rye
$41.87

Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey – 2012

70cl, 66.2%
Buffalo Trace

This is part of the annual releases from Buffalo Trace's antique collection. The Thomas H Handy Sazerac is a cask strength rye whiskey which wins awards year-on-year - most recently the 2011 edition…  More info

Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey – 2012
$98.56

Sazerac 18 Year Old 2012

75cl, 45%
Buffalo Trace

This is the 2012 release of Buffalo Trace's amazing Sazerac Rye Whiskey, this is a sure-fire winner for any fan of rye whiskies..  More info

Sazerac 18 Year Old  2012
$125.62

Pikesville Straight Rye

70cl, 40%
Heaven Hill

This straight rye is made in the Maryland/Potomac style of rye whiskey. Pikesville offers a spicy, rich character. Great in a Manhattan!  More info

Pikesville Straight Rye
5
$29.48

McGuinness Old Canada Whisky

74cl, 35%
McGuinness Distillers Ltd.

Tom McGuinness is a human who works for Master of Malt. This isn't his whisky though. No. Bad Tom. Drop it.  More info

McGuinness Old Canada Whisky
3
$48.16

Zuidam Dutch Rye 5 Year Old

70cl, 40%
Zuidam

A rye whisky from the Netherlands! This is a 5 year old made in small batches at the Zuidam distillery.  More info

Zuidam Dutch Rye 5 Year Old
1
$49.54

High West Rendezvous Rye

75cl, 46%
High West

A tasty NAS rye whisky from Utah, made in small batches. This won a Double Gold at the 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Loads of sweet spices…  More info

High West Rendezvous Rye

Old Overholt 4 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey - 2000s

100cl, 40%
Overholt

Old Overholt is a very, very old brand of straight rye whiskey, established in 1810 by Abraham Overholt. It is aged for four years before being bottled and is now produced under the learned eyes of…  More info

Old Overholt 4 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey - 2000s
$62.88

Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey - 1960s

75cl, 43%
Overholt

Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey has been in production for over 200 years now, which is pretty impressive to say the least. This bottle was produced in the 1960s, so while it might not be centuries…  More info

Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey - 1960s
$150.92

Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey - 2013

75cl, 66.2%
Buffalo Trace

STRICTLY 1 PER CUSTOMER Thomas H Handy was the first to use a rye whiskey in a Sazerac cocktail, and for this, we can only raise our glasses and thank him. Buffalo Trace, however, do much more…  More info

Thomas H Handy Sazerac Rye Whiskey - 2013
1
$131.90

Sazerac 18 Year Old Straight Rye - Fall 2013

70cl, 45%
Buffalo Trace

STRICTLY 1 PER CUSTOMER The Fall 2013 edition of the Sazerac 18 Year Old Straight Rye is here! Previous editions have been adored by many, including Jim Murray who gave the 2008 Sazerac 18 a…  More info

Sazerac 18 Year Old Straight Rye - Fall 2013
2
$124.50

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