Category Rye

Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish Rye Review

Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish Rye Review - Bottle and Glass - Photo credit: Penelope Bourbon
The Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish Rye is a limited-edition rye whiskey aged 8 years and finished in Hungarian sweet wine casks. This unique twist on rye whiskey offers a surprisingly sweet and complex flavor profile, with notes of pepper, honey, orange peel, and even a hint of chocolate. Want to learn more? Then read our full Penelope Tokaji Cask Finish Rye review by Ray Marcano!

Green River Rye Review

Green River Rye Review
Green River Rye is a new, approachable, Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey. This 95/5 rye should appeal to those new to rye or who prefer a more balanced flavor profile than some of the other ryes out there. Blended from 4-6 year old barrels and bottled at 95 proof, it offers a great value at just $34.99. Want to learn more about its tasting notes and why it deserves a spot on your bar? Read our full review!

Basil Hayden Malted Rye Review

Basil Hayden Malted Rye Review
Basil Hayden Malted Rye is the latest addition to the Basil Hayden line. It is made with 100% malted rye, giving it a bit of extra body for its 80 proof. So what's it like? Read on to learn more!

Union Horse Reunion Rye Review

Union Horse Reunion Rye Review - 93 Proof
Union Horse Distilling’s 93 proof Reunion Rye is an enjoyable whiskey with complex fruit notes up front, relatively mild rye spices and a lingering white pepper finish. Union Horse rye offers a unique tasting experience, particularly for those who prefer less intense rye flavors. To learn more, read our full Union Horse Reunion Rye Review.

Stauning Tequila Finished Danish Rye Whisky Review

Stauling Tequila Finished Danish Malted Rye Review
Stauning Tequila Barrel Finished Danish Malted Rye Whisky is a unique rye made with local floor-malted grain, aged in heavily charred virgin oak and finished in a tequila barrel. It has a sweet, fruity character reminiscent of raisin bread, with mild smoke and white pepper spice in the finish. This single barrel store pick is an intriguing introduction to the distillery and Danish whiskies in general. Learn all about it in our review!

Sagamore Spirit Port Finish Rye Review

Sagamore Spirit Port Finish Rye Review - Bottle Label
The Sagamore Spirit Distillery in South Baltimore is known for its rye whiskeys made in the old Maryland style. Their Sagamore Spirit Port Finish Rye, first released in 2019, is aged 6 years in high char new American oak barrels, and then finished an additional 3 years in port barrels. It has a complex flavor profile, well suited for cold weather and the holiday season. Read our review to learn more!

Maryland Rye Revival

Maryland Rye Revival Symposium & Grand Tasting
The Maryland Rye Revival & Symposium, sponsored by the Maryland Distillers Guild, took place in Baltimore, MD in November 2023. It featured educational seminars, industry panels, and tastings of Maryland-made rye whiskies. Topics covered included the history of Maryland rye, the rise of the Maryland craft distillery, the role of women and cocktail culture in the rye revival, and the use of three-chamber stills. The event concluded with a grand tasting of Maryland-crafted rye whiskeys, as well as ryes and bourbons from outside Maryland.

Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Rye Review (2023)

Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Rye Review
Ross & Squibb Distillery (MGP) recently announced the release of the newest member of the Rossville Union Rye family - Rossville Union Bottled in Bond Rye. It's aged 6 years and made from a unique mash bill of 51% rye and 49% barley malt. So, what's it like? Read our full review to find out!

Mersey Craft Spirits Rye Review

Mersey Craft Spirits Rye Review - Full Bottle
Mersey Craft Spirits Rye is a blend of high and low rye mash bills, distilled and aged in North Carolina, and bottled in Alabama. So what's it like? Read our review to find out!

Old Ezra 7 Rye Review

Old Ezra 7 Rye Review
Old Ezra 7 Rye is a blend of 95% and 51% rye whiskeys, distilled by Ross & Squibb Distillery (MGP) and released by Lux Row Distillers. It is bottled at 114 proof. How did it turn out? Read on to find out!

Rebel 100 Rye Review

Rebel 100 Rye Review - Lux Row Distillers
Since merging with MGP, Lux Row Distillers has introduced 3 new rye whiskeys: Old Ezra 7 Year Rye, Rebel 100 Rye, and most recently, Ezra Brooks 99 Rye. The Rebel 100 Rye is a 2 year old rye using a low rye mash bill and selling for under $20. So what's it like? Read our review to find out!

15 STARS First West Rye Review

15 STARS First West Rye Review - Bottle
15 STARS First West Rye, along with Triple Cask, are the two latest releases from 15 STARS. 15 STARS First West Rye is a blend of straight ryes that were distilled in Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana. Coincidentally, those are the same states where it will be sold. The ryes are aged 6, 7 & 8 years. Read all about it in our review!