Smooth Ambler Rye is a rye whiskey sourced from the venerable MGP distillery that produces the whiskey used by numerous NDPs like Smooth Ambler, High West, Willett, George Dickel, Bulleit and Templeton. The biggest difference between all of these large brands being that everyone except Templeton releases the MGP whiskey without any additives. In Old… Continue!
Ezra Brooks Rye is a new rye whiskey label brought to the market by Luxco and sourced from MGP of Indiana. It’s an extension of the Ezra Brooks line which is owned by Luxco and distributed nationally. It also comes in quite an attractive bottle and label. In Luxco’s Words: Ezra Brooks Rye “Ezra Brooks… Continue!
Knob Creek Rye is a higher proofed version of the regular Jim Beam Prohibition Rye or Old Overholt and is supposedly aged a bit longer. Like the Knob Creek Bourbon, the casks for the Knob Creek Rye are sourced from the prime locations of the warehouse. These factors of barrel location, proof and supposed longer… Continue!
This High West Double Rye Boulevardier Finish comes from High West’s Barrel Select program where bars, restaurants, liquor stores and even private groups get to pick their own barrel of whiskey. This particular barrel was picked by Nasa Liquor in Texas. I’ve had several of their picks over the last year or so and I… Continue!
The Flaming Lips Brainville Rye Whiskey is a “collaboration” between the band and FEW out of Evanston, Il. Though I’m not really sure what exactly the collaboration is. From the press release, a portion of which is below, it seems like this is just some FEW rye whiskey that has a Flaming Lips label on… Continue!
Driftless Glen Young Rye has completely impressed me for a few reasons. First off, the whiskey is remarkably flavorful and aromatic for its youth. Secondly, they don’t try to hide what the product is, they put it directly in the name. Thirdly, I like the way they think. Their ethos and how they talk about… Continue!
Redemption Barrel Proof Rye is… well, you know what. I’ll just let the brand tell you because they actually do a great job here. “Redemption Rye whiskey is a true American original from the award-winning Deutsch Family of Wine & Spirits. It’s carefully hand-crafted in the river town of Lawrenceburg, Indiana at 168-year-old MGP Distillery… Continue!
Union Horse Reunion Rye “is a small batch 100% rye whiskey from Union Horse Distilling Co. handcrafted from the finest quality rye in our copper pot still, then aged to perfection in our signature oak barrels.” The 100% rye is interesting, but not wholly unique as there are other 100% ryes on the market and… Continue!
High West Rendezvous Barrel Select – like the Double Rye Barrel Select – is an extra aged, higher proofed, single barrel version of a standard HIgh West whiskey. Traditional High West Rendezvous Rye is a blend of a 6-year-old MGP rye and a 16-year-old Barton rye. Current HWRR resembles the 6-year-old more than the… Continue!
High West Double Rye Barrel Select is a single barrel offering of the traditional High West Double Rye that’s been aged for an additional 19 months in a used cask. The typical Double Rye is a blend of 2-year-old MGP rye an “older”, “barely legal”, Barton rye. The MGP rye is the typical 95/5 that… Continue!