Some Good ‘ol Rye Whiskey
Will Take That Chill Off
In the United States, “rye whiskey” is, by law, made from a mash of at least 51 percent rye. It is distilled to no more than 160 (U.S.) proof (80% abv), and aged in charred, new oak barrels. The whiskey must be put into such barrels at not more than 125 (U.S.) proof (62.5% abv). Rye whiskey that has been aged for at least two years may be further designated as “straight”, as in “straight rye whiskey”.
Whiskey from rye grain was what most distilleries made before Prohibition. Then, after repeal in 1933, bourbon, made from corn, became more popular. Corn was easier to grow, and the taste was sweeter.
If you would like to read more about Rye Whiskies, I found a great article that is very interesting and fun to read:
Sherlock’s Town Center has plenty of Rye Whiskies to choose from.
Here are just some from our Great Selection: