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Press Release: Michter’s Releasing Limited Edition Barrel Proof Rye

A few months after becoming the first American whiskey to be named The World’s Most Admired Whiskey by a 2023 vote of an international academy of voters announced by UK based Drinks International, Michter’s is releasing its limited edition US*1 Barrel Strength Kentucky Straight Rye. The last bottling of this whiskey took place in 2022. “I am excited that our Master Distiller Dan McKee and our Master of Maturation Andrea Wilson felt that this whiskey […]

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Angel's Envy Rye Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks
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Rye Review: Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks

Three years ago I was sitting with a group of cigar smokers from Montana after hours in a cigar shop. The gentlemen were in town for an event and they asked if they could stay after hours and just have a good time with cigars and libations. They ran to the local liquor store as the shop didn’t have a bar. One of the bottles they came back with was Angel’s Envy Rye Finished in […]

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Rye Review: Colonel E.H. Taylor Straight Rye Bottled in Bond

From the bottle, “The end of the 19th century saw the passage of the Bottled-In-Bond Act of 1897. Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor, Jr. was instrumental in passing this law, which safeguarded legitimate whiskey labels from bogus producers, who in his words, “polluted and diluted” their whiskey. “Bottled-In-Bond” mandates that such whiskey must be from the same distillery, made in the same season, aged no less than four years and bottled at 100 proof. This spicy […]

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Rye Review: Cream of Kentucky Straight Rye Bottled in Bond

Cream of Kentucky is bottled for J.W. Rutledge. If you are a bourbon connoisseur it is a name you should know as Jim Rutledge is the former Master Distiller of Four Roses bourbon. He earned the title of Master Distiller in 1994. Today, Jim along with friends Stephen Camisa and Jon Mowry are collaborating to build a modern, energy efficient and sustainable, mid-size distillery. Their goal is to remain free of corporate structuring, so they can, and will, […]

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Rye Review: Broken Barrel Heresy Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

This past summer Broken Barrel was kind enough to send samples. We share this as a disclaimer and to add that submitted samples don’t guarantee a review or a good review. Broken Barrel is known for taking expression and aging them in a barrel that has staves from less traditional types such as Sherry Cask or French oak. Broken Barrel Whiskey is distilled and sourced from the historic Owensboro Distilling Co. Eighth-Generation Master Distiller Jacob […]

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Rye Review: Traverse City Whiskey Co. North Coast Rye

Traverse City Whiskey Co. has scored very high here on The Liquor Authority. Today we review their North Coast Rye which is a blended rye of American Rye and Straight Rye Whiskey. Made in small batches, and our review bottle comes from Batch No. 007. Feel free to insert any James Bond jokes you may have here. We were sent samples which has no affect on our final score, but we should point out we […]

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Rye Review: Traverse City Whiskey Co. Straight Rye Whiskey Barrel Proof

Located in Northern Michigan near Grand Traverse Bay, which is part of Lake Michigan sits Traverse City Whiskey Company. Michigan might not be synonymous with Rye but the company is quietly making a name for themselves. We recently gave their barrel proof bourbon a 96 rating which had us eager to try the barrel proof Rye. According to the bottle, “This uncut rye whiskey is age for more than four years and has a traditional […]

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Rye Review: Michter’s Single Barrel Rye

According to the label on Michter’s Single Barrel Rye, “We are proud to offer you our Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey. In the Michter’s tradition hailing from one of America’s first distillers, this whiskey is Ade from the highest quality American Rye and matured in a hand-selected white oak barrel. Is the then further mellowed by our signature filtration.” The distillery which made Michter’s pre-dates the Revolutionary War. Established in 1753 by a Swiss Mennonite […]

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