Whiskey Wednesday – Rye Whiskeys

by Jonathan Gaby on September 20, 2017

At Capital Cellars, we pride ourselves in the ability to showcase a variety of bourbons to you our valued customer. Tonight we will feature rye whiskeys!

Whiskey Wednesdays Rye Whiskeys Rabbit Hole Rye Bulleit Rye Russel's Reserve 6yr Rye High West Rendezvous Rye

This tasting consists of .5 ounce pours of each whiskey for 15$
We will still offer buy 1 get 1 50% off glasses of wine and no restaurant fee on bottles

All About Rye Whiskey

Many of the rules for production are similar to Bourbon.

  1. Must be 51% Rye and the rest can be other grains.
  2. Needs to be aged in brand new charred American Oak Barrels.
  3. The same upper limits apply for distillation apply as Bourbon, not to exceed 80% ABV
  4. The same rules for entering barrels applies as well, not to exceed 62.5% ABV.

To be considered Rye Whiskey, it does not have to be produced in the United States however. Canada actually has a long standing tradition of using Rye in their Whiskey.

Rabbit Hole Rye

There is a boldness to our 95% Rye Whiskey. Kentucky distilled and aged, with a brown sugar nose and spice that jumps on the tongue. Great with a splash of water, but breathtaking in classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned.

Rabbit Hole Distilling

Bulleit Rye
Russet in color, with rich oaky aromas. The taste is exceptionally smooth, with hints of vanilla, honey, and spice. Finish is crisp and clean, with long, lingering flavors.
Russel’s Reserve 6yr Rye
Master distillers and premier whiskey makers Jimmy and Eddie Russell have brought nearly 100 years of combined experience to artfully crafting Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Old Rye. Bottled at 90 proof, this uniquely smooth, hand selected small batch rye has a crisp, lively taste that they believe to be the perfect six-year-old rye.
High West Rendezvous Rye
Great neat, with a little water, or on the rocks. The high rye mash bill also makes Rendezvous Rye perfect in one of the classic cocktails made with rye, like a Manhattan, an Old Fashioned, or a Sazerac.

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