Category: Rye

Jul 13

Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye – Review

Crown Royal Northern Harvest 90% Rye Whisky 90 Proof Price Point: $25 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: The Crown Royal Distilling Company Background Third try’s the charm, right?  This review marks my third Canadian whisky review in a row, a pattern that’s a first for me and likely a last.  Reviewing Canadian Club and Seagram’s …

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Nov 28

Willett Small Batch Rye Whiskey – Review

Willett Small Batch Straight Rye Whiskey 111.8 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: The Willett Distillery   Background I published a review of a Willett whiskey back in August 2013.  It was their Bourbon, which was very unique and intriguing.  It seems that the Willett portfolio has become coveted among the whiskey industry, almost …

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Oct 31

WhistlePig 12 Year Old Madeira Cask Rye – Review

WhistlePig Old World 12 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey 86 Proof Price Point: $125 – $135 for 750 ML Distiller: WhistlePig Farm Background WhistlePig has taken some heat over the years.  I won’t get into the details here, as a simple Google search should satisfy your curiosity.  That being said, there’s no doubt that their whiskey is still good …

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Mar 07

McKenzie Rye Whiskey – Review

McKenzie Rye Whiskey 91 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: Finger Lakes Distilling   Background In the past year, a good friend of mine moved from Southeastern Pennsylvania to the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  Him and I have been known to share our whiskey discoveries with each other, but have …

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May 25

Templeton Rye Whiskey – Review

Templeton Rye Whiskey

Templeton Prohibition Era Recipe Small Batch Rye Whiskey 80 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Templeton Rye Spirits, LLC   Background Sometimes a good whiskey is one that stands out from the rest of the pack and shows some honesty.  Many rye whiskeys are very similar to bourbons, and really do …

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May 04

Jefferson’s 10 Year Old Rye – Review

Jefferson's 10 Year Old Rye

Jefferson’s Straight Rye Whiskey Aged 10 Years 94 Proof Price Point: $40 – $50 for 750 ML Distiller: McLain & Kyne   Background First impressions can be haunting, even with whiskey.  I had my first interaction with the Jefferson’s brand way back at Whiskey Fest 2011.  I walked up to their booth and asked to …

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Apr 13

WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey – Review

WhistlePig 10 Year Old Rye Whiskey

WhistlePig 10 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey 100 Proof Price Point: $60 – $70 for 750 ML Distiller: WhistlePig Farm   Background As I’ve written before, I am very limited with my whiskey selection living in Pennsylvania.  I hear about a lot of great whiskeys from blogs, tastings, and from friends.  But often, I am …

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Jan 26

Knob Creek Rye – Review

Knob Creek Rye

Knob Creek Small Batch Rye Whiskey 100 Proof Price Point: $35 – $45 for 750 ML Distiller: Knob Creek Distillery   Background Rye whiskeys are interesting.  In my mind, they are like the little brother to bourbon.  I enjoy drinking bourbon much more, but rye is okay once in a while to change things up. …

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Sep 29

Sazerac 6 Year Old Rye – Review

Sazerac 6 Year Old Rye

Sazerac 6 Year Old Straight Rye Whiskey 90 Proof Price Point: $20 – $30 for 750 ML Distiller: Buffalo Trace Distillery   Background If you recall (it’s okay if you don’t), I posted a review of the Sazerac 18 Year Old Rye back in January.  This still ranks among my favorite whiskeys that I have …

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Sep 08

Dad’s Hat White Rye – Review

Dad's Hat Pennsylvania White Rye

Dad’s Hat Genuine Small Batch Pennsylvania White Rye 100 Proof Price Point: $25 – $35 for 750 ML Distiller: Mountain Laurel Spirits, LLC   Background Trends come and go.  Pogs, Furbys, and snap bracelets all had their time, but where are they now?  Either in the back of the closet of your childhood bedroom or …

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