rye whiskey


: a whiskey distilled from rye or from rye and malt

Examples of rye whiskey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Macy, rye whiskey holds a special place in his heart. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2023 Woody Creek Distillers was founded in 2012, and the first barrels of rye whiskey were laid down a year later in the spring of 2013. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 Nov. 2023 Cullins said the Italian company was drawn in part by the history of Maryland’s rye whiskey. Giacomo Bologna, Baltimore Sun, 14 Sep. 2023 Now in a new home across the Mount Hope Bridge in Bristol, this same barrel has just held a blend of O’Brien’s American straight rye whiskeys. Alexa Gagosz, BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2023 The set consists of three bourbons and two rye whiskeys that are sold separately, each commanding prices well beyond the $125 SRP listed for these bottles. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 16 Oct. 2023 Perfect Manhattan 2 oz. rye whiskey 0.5 oz. sweet vermouth 0.5 oz. dry vermouth 2 dashes Angostura Bitters Add all ingredients to a mixing glass, add ice, and stir for 15 to 20 seconds. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 7 Oct. 2023 The company broke ground on its distillery in 2015 and its rye whiskey hit shelves in 2016. Giacomo Bologna, Baltimore Sun, 14 Sep. 2023 Malted Rye is a light copper-brown, with a strong fruity nose characteristic of other 100 percent rye whiskeys. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 19 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rye whiskey was in 1785

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“Rye whiskey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rye%20whiskey. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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