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 But the bourbon boom in the 2000s has helped bring back rye whiskey. Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal, "Push to return Kentucky-grown rye to quench America's bourbon boom shows promise," 9 Dec. 2020 Known for its Maryland-style rye whiskey, Sagamore Spirit was founded on Friday, May 13, 2016. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, "One Lucky Whiskey Lover Can Win a VIP Stay on Baltimore’s Waterfront Plus $10,000 Cash," 19 Nov. 2020 His countertop is repurposed Douglas fir from the Melvale Distillery’s rye whiskey tanks. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Pie Time is a welcome addition to Patterson Park’s neighborhood scene, with plenty of old-school touches," 7 Nov. 2020 Republic Restoratives launched Purpose, a 100-proof straight rye whiskey, back in August, with 10 percent of sales donated to Fair Fight. Washington Post, "Where to find food and drink specials for Election Day 2020," 30 Oct. 2020 Frisky Horchata: 100-proof rye whiskey, cinnamon syrup and horchata ($12). Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "The team behind Ocotillo opened a Mexican restaurant in Phoenix. Here's what to expect," 20 Oct. 2020 Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Rock and Rye is a bottled Old Fashioned made with 84 proof straight rye whiskey, raw honey, navel orange peel, angostura bitters, and a pinch of rock candy. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "This Cocktail Company Will Pay You to Take an Epic U.S. Road Trip in Its 'Whiskey Van'," 14 Oct. 2020 Each drink has a subtle twist, though, like the Modified Side Car, which gets a boozier boost from rye whiskey. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Michelin-starred Commonwealth chefs reunite for new outdoor-only S.F. restaurant," 13 Oct. 2020 The bourbon and rye whiskey distillery offers a Grain to Glass Experience guided tour and tasting. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Thirsty? These 20+ bourbon distilleries are offering socially-distanced tours in Kentucky," 24 May 2019

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1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Rye whiskey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rye%20whiskey. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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