rye whiskey

noun

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 The Double Barrel finished Calvados is matured in casks of French oak for several years and then is finished, for approximately a dozen weeks, in casks that previously held either bourbon or American rye whiskey. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Case in point, consider a rye whiskey twice its age that comes from Canada and is released by an American brand, like WhistlePig. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2022 Tickets include a tour of the estate’s working distillery and three samples of spirits made using 18th century distilling methods (with options such as peach brandy or premium rye whiskey), but do not include admission to the estate itself. Washington Post, 16 Apr. 2021 The creative, first-of-its-kind spirit was made by finishing seven-year-old, 95% rye whiskey for 364 days in ice cider casks. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 15 Feb. 2022 The vital stats are as follows: this is a 95 percent rye whiskey that was aged in new charred oak for seven years and then finished in ice cider casks for an additional 364 days. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 25 Feb. 2022 Exports of bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey reached $975 million in 2021, up 15 percent from the prior year, according to a report issued by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. NBC News, 4 Mar. 2022 Exports of bourbon, Tennessee whiskey and rye whiskey reached $975 million in 2021, up 15% from the prior year, according to a report issued by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States. Bruce Schreiner, ajc, 4 Mar. 2022 Meanwhile, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States reported total case volume for bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey and rye whiskey grew by 7% in 2020 with revenue up by 8.2%. Marty Swant, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of rye whiskey

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rye whiskey was in 1785

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27 May 2022

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“Rye whiskey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rye%20whiskey. Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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