rye whiskey


Definition of rye whiskey

: a whiskey distilled from rye or from rye and malt

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The process gives depth to the fully mature, 100 percent rye whiskey’s already complex notes of rye spice, cinnamon, clove and caramel. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "Woodinville Whiskey’s harvest release tastes like home," 7 Sep. 2018 The Catcher in the Rye is paired with a bit of rye whiskey, for instance, while a Virginia Woolf novel is accompanied by a cold brew. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "Book Bento Is Every Bookworm's Dream Come True," 2 May 2016 That straight rye whiskey won double gold and best rye awards last year. Catherine M. Allchin, The Seattle Times, "A spirited partnership with Woodinville Whiskey Co. saved the day (and then some) at a struggling family farm," 23 Oct. 2018 And make sure to order one of the famous cocktails, which range from the classic (a refreshing, old-fashioned Pimm’s Cup) to the over-the-top like a $198 Viuex Carre made with 50-year-old cognac and rare Sazerac rye whiskey. Alex Van Buren, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Bars in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018 By law, rye whiskey must be distilled with at least 51 percent rye. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "How They Make Rye Whiskey the Right Way," 23 Mar. 2016 Response to the rye whiskey’s first batch has been positive, Lents said, in large part due to its bold flavors. Wesley Case, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore Whiskey Company to release more Epoch Rye on Friday, say goodbye to Remington distillery," 25 Apr. 2018 No true Kentuckian would have tolerated Colonel Roosevelt's mint julep recipe simply because the president's steward used rye whiskey instead of bourbon and also added a dash of brandy to it. Mark Will-weber, Town & Country, "A Complete History of the Mint Julep," 10 Apr. 2017 The ingredients are as follows: 1 ½ ounces of rye whiskey, ¾ ounce applejack and ¾ ounce Yellow Chartreuse. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "Classic cocktails — including Lord Baltimore Hotel’s Diamondback Cocktail — and vintage postcards mix deliciously in new book," 4 June 2018

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1785, in the meaning defined above

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