learn about


Spice, spice, baby! That's exactly what you're getting from a glass of Rye Whiskey. This hot-blooded dram is made from at least 51% rye grain. And that's not our number—it's actual U.S. law. Think of this as Bourbon's edgier cousin, one who's history dates back to 17th century Colonial America. In fact, you're not only drinking a damn good Whiskey, you're drinking part of American history.
Rye Whiskey vs. Bourbon
Today the main differences are that Bourbon has to be made in America, while Rye Whiskey can be made anywhere, and whereas Bourbon has to be made from 51% corn, Rye has to be made from 51% rye. Corn distillation produces a sweeter tasting Bourbon Whiskey while Rye presents as zestier.
What is the best way to drink Rye Whiskey?
You can't make a proper Old Fashioned, Sazerac or Manhattan without Rye. The Spirit also can be paired with Club Soda or Ginger Ale, or drunk straight, neat or on the rocks.
What is Straight Rye Whiskey?
For an American Brown Spirit to be labeled a Straight Rye Whiskey it must be distilled from at least 51% Rye and aged for a minimum of two years.
Distillery tours
sip straight from the source
Visit Rye Distilleries

We pulled some strings and made it possible for you to see the backstage of certain distilleries, getting the VIP treatment & that is about enough of text.

Check all distilleries