Rye whiskey

April 7, 2014
Jim Beam Rye review

Jim Beam Rye review

A POCKET FULL OF RYE – nice start for my rye whisky experiences Jim Beam Rye was my first rye whiskey ever. I have to admit, there was some suspense in the air while opening the bottle. Like opening Agatha Christie’s book. And I have to say: A Pocket Full […]
May 23, 2014
Koval Single Barrel Rye Whiskey review

Koval Single Barrel Rye Whiskey review

My first encounters with Chicago’s Koval distillery were Koval Single Barrel Organic Rye Whiskey and Koval White Rye Whiskey. And what a start it was! White Rye is closer to the average side, being very young, though fresh and very funky. But The Single Barrel Rye felt very nice for […]
May 23, 2014
Koval White Rye Whiskey review

Koval White Rye Whiskey review

Chicago’s Koval distillery has already made its mark on the whisky scene with their true artisanship. I sampled their Single Barrel Organic Rye Whiskey and White Rye Whiskey. Both being very fresh, White Rye a experimental dram. At first, Koval White Rye felt weird with solvent kind of scent and pointy taste […]
July 22, 2014
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Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof review

Aged for 4 years like the milder version, Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof is surely one famous rye whiskey worth a review. This Monongahela style Rye from Pennsylvania was actually my first great rye whiskey experience. Rittenhouse brand is owned by Heaven Hill Distilleries. Rittenhouse 100 Proof Straight Rye, also […]
February 19, 2015
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Old Overholt 4 year old Straight Rye whiskey review

Old Overholt has been in production for a long time and it is one of those straight rye whiskies available at most liquor stores. Originally from Pensylvania, nowadays produced at the Jim Beam distillery in Kentucky. It is a popular ingredient in classic cocktail mixes (Old Style Manhattan for example). […]
February 19, 2015
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Willett Single Barrel Rye 4 year old review

Family Estate Bottled Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey Aged 4 years, this straight rye whiskey has a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% barley. This rye dram is truly a craft whiskey coming from private family-owned Willett Distilling Company (also known as Kentucky Bourbon Distillers). Willett Single Barrel whiskeys are selected […]
May 16, 2015
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Bulleit Rye Whiskey review

Made from a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley and comes in small batches, so you have to expect a top notch rye whiskey. And that’s just what Bulleit “95” Rye Whiskey is. This rye whiskey doesn’t have an age statement, it contains 4 to 7 year old […]
September 10, 2016
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Rittenhouse Straight Rye 80 proof review

Nothing states tradition more in rye whiskey making, like mentioning the classic Pennsylvania or Monongahela style rye whiskeys in the label. That’s what Rittenhouse Rye is all about – coming from Continental Distilling Corporation in Pennsylvania, USA. Owned by Heaven Hill Distilleries, Rittenhouse is a serious contender in the world of […]
April 8, 2017
Knob Creek Rye Whiskey review

Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey review

Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey was launched in the US in 2012. Distilled at Jim Beam and without age statement, it is a 100 proof rye whiskey. The Knob Creek brand was introduced 20 years ago and it is famous for being Beam Family’s premier small batch bourbons. Jim Beam’s […]
August 7, 2017
Willett 3 year old Single Barrel Small Batch Rye Whiskey

Willett Single Barrel Rye 3YO review

Tasting notes Willett Distilling Company (a.k.a Kentucky Bourbon Distillers) has been sourcing whiskies since the 1980’s but recently they’ve been maturing their own distillates too. So there’s a chance that this Willett 3 Year Old Single Barrel Small Batch Rye Whiskey is completely their own product. I purchased this from […]
September 2, 2017
Malted Rye Whisky by Kyrö Distillery

Kyrö Single Malt Rye Whisky review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes First batch ever of Finnish rye whisky for retail markets. Kyrö Single Malt Rye is made from 100% malted wholegrain rye. The most anticipated whisky of the year for me and I almost didn’t get a chance to taste it. That’s right, the success of Napue […]
September 2, 2017
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Pikesville 6YO 110 Proof Straight Rye Whiskey

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Well, where can you start with Pikesville 6 year old 110 Proof Straight Rye Whiskey? This fantastic rye whiskey has gained quite a reputation. Released in 2015, it has received great acknowledgments in a short period of time. Pikesville 6YO Rye has received: Double Gold at […]
April 14, 2018
FEW Rye Whiskey

FEW Rye Whiskey review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes FEW Rye Whiskey is a 3 year old, 70% rye from a young American craft distillery by FEW Spirits. Established in 2011 just outside Chicago (Evanston, Illinois) by Paul Hletko, FEW distillery makes American gin, white whiskey, bourbon and rye whiskey. They’ve already managed to produce […]
July 12, 2018
Old Potrero 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey Review

Old Potrero 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Old Potrero is an American rye whiskey brand by Anchor Distilling Co (renamed Hotaling & Co. in 2018) located at Potrero Hill, San Francisco. Their 18th Century Style Rye Whiskey is something that I’ve been dying to try ever since I heard about this weirdo. Yes, […]
July 26, 2018
James E. Pepper Rye

1776 Straight Rye Whiskey by James E. Pepper

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes This straight rye whiskey comes from MGP of Indiana distillery at Lawrenceburg. 1776 Straight Rye Whiskey is part of the legendary American whiskey brand called James E. Pepper. The brand comes from Lexington, Kentucky, where they are planning to open a renovated distillery in 2018. So […]
April 2, 2019
Malted Rye Whisky by Kyrö distillery in honor of Finland's 100 years of independence

Kyrö Suomi100 Malted Rye Whisky review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes Kyrö Suomi100 celebrates Finland’s 100 years of independence. This single malt rye whisky has been distilled from 100% Finnish rye and matured over 3 years in American oak casks by Kyrö Distillery. Released on 6th of December 2017 (on Finnish independence day). Limited edition of only […]
April 3, 2019
Helsinki Distilling Company's 100% Rye Malt

Helsinki Whiskey 100% Rye Malt review

The Helsinki Distilling Company (HDC) launched their first official release for retail markets in 2017. This 100% Rye Malt comes from Finland’s capital, where HDC was established in 2014. HDC has 300 and 1500 liter pot stills with an annual production of 30 000 liters. Their spirits portfolio includes rye […]
May 18, 2019
Millstone 100 Dutch Single Rye

Millstone 100 Dutch Single Rye review

WhiskyRant’s conclusions Tasting notes In honor of World Whisky Day (18/5/2019) I’ll release a review of great rye whisky from the Netherlands. Millstone Single Rye 100 comes from Zuidam distillery. These Dutch experts have been producing whisky since 1996. Millstone 100 – not 23 Like Jim Carrey’s character in that […]
June 7, 2019
Lot No. 40 Rye Whisky Review

Lot No. 40 Small Batch Rye Whisky review

The story of Lot No. 40 Canadian Rye whisky is interesting. Making of this rye whisky started in 1990’s but it was discontinued early 2000. Which created some negativity among whisky enthusiasts who preferred its bold rye notes much more than the usual mellow Canadian rye whisky notes. Regarding this, […]
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