rye whiskey


Definition of rye whiskey

: a whiskey distilled from rye or from rye and malt

Examples of rye whiskey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Waterbar in Pacific Beach will party down with DJs Friday through Monday, and $4 Budweiser, bourbon and rye whiskey cocktail specials. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 2019 guide to Labor Day weekend food and drink deals in San Diego County," 29 Aug. 2019 The all-rye whiskey was a little harsher than bourbon, but the flavors were potent. Nick Heil, Outside Online, "The Tequila Lover's Guide to Whiskey," 17 Nov. 2019 Now spike the custard with rye whiskey, up the flavor of the crust with rye flour, and voilà: pecan-rye pumpkin pie. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, "The Perfect Thanksgiving Pie Is a Pumpkin-Pecan Hybrid," 13 Nov. 2019 Rock and Rye at South Point — Port Covington: Before Prohibition, Maryland was known for its rye whiskey — a style spirits historians say was sweeter and more balanced than ryes from Kentucky or Pennsylvania. Washington Post, "15 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 13 Sep. 2019 Look for a variety of spirits, including rum, gin, and rye whiskey. Birmingham Magazine, al, "Birmingham Food News: New distillery, rum bar, and more," 6 Aug. 2019 Now, Americans' palate for rye whiskey—which must be made from at least 51 percent rye grain—is decidedly restored. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Why You've Been Seeing a Lot More Rye Whiskey," 22 July 2019 Tourists were able to ask questions and taste some of their rye whiskey, gin and vodka. Akira Kyles, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "New Maryland law opens up MISCellaneous and Patapsco distilleries to selling cocktails in Carroll County," 24 July 2019 Priced at $14, the drink is made with rye whiskey, Ramos Pinto Fine Ruby Port, lemon juice and simple syrup, topped with soda water. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Comic-Con 2019: Where superheroes can drink, eat near the convention center and beyond," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of rye whiskey

1785, in the meaning defined above

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7 Dec 2019

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“Rye whiskey.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rye%20whiskey. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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