The most important thing to know about Rye Whiskey is that it’s made with, you guessed it, rye.. Mostly rye at least, as is the case in the United States, where the majority of Rye Whiskey is made. A proper Rye Whiskey is made with at least fifty-one percent rye - known to produce spicier finishing Whiskeys - with corn and malted barley usually playing second and third fiddle. Rye Whiskey used to dominate in the northeastern states, but Prohibition unfortunately put an end to proceedings – until recently that is, when Rye Whiskey began gaining momentum again. The Rye Whiskey renaissance is nigh, and we couldn’t be more here for it.
You know a whisky style is worth your time when Jack Daniels is doing it – and their deliciously smooth JD Tennessee Rye Straight Whiskey is no exception. If you’re up for something mellow and smooth to start your Rye Whiskey journey, then this is the one. Once you’ve had your fill, try something different, like a Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey, or the cognac-barrel-aged Angels Envy Rye Whiskey. Shop our Rye Whisky collection today and find your perfect drop.