About Straight Rye Whisky

About Straight Rye Whisky
In order for a product to be categorized as a Straight Rye Whiskey, the following must be true:

Mash bill must be made up of a minimum of 51% rye.
Aged a minimum of two years.
May not contain any flavors or colors.
All of the liquid in the bottle must be distilled in the same state.

Top Picks for Straight Rye Whisky

Oregon Spirit Distillers Straight Rye Whiskey
92 points
Amber color. Aromas of dense rye bread, herb butter, honey, stewed fruits, and cinnamon with a round, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a graceful, distinctive, long sunflower seeds, candied orange peel, and parsley finish. A dense, super-flavorful rye whiskey that offers great purity of grain flavors surrounded by skillfully executed oak flavors; drink this.
Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey
91 points
Amber color. Aromas of gingery spice cake, chocolate buttercream, honey roasted macadamia, leather, and polished wood with a silky, vibrant, dryish medium body and a graceful, intricate, medium-long toasted marshmallow, dried cherry, rye toast, and dried herbs finish. A rock-solid rye whiskey that nails the style; a benchmark.
91 points $26.99
Great Lakes Distillery Still & Oak Straight Rye Whiskey
91 points
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of rye toast, candied yams, gingerbread, caraway, and tarragon with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a peppery, complex, long finish with notes of caramel, dark chocolate, rosemary, and peanut butter finish. An herbaceous, rye-lover’s rye that boldly expresses the grain; mature and tasty.
District Made Straight Rye Whiskey
90 points
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of miso caramel, almond toffee, toasted rye bread, hay, and dill with a satiny, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a seamless, appealing, medium-long finish with notes of gingersnap cookies, caramel, toasted sesame, and incense finish. A rich, full-bodied rye with herbaceous style, concentrated flavor and a lengthy, spicy finish.
Middle West Dark Pumpernickel Straight Rye Whiskey
89 points
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of ground cinnamon, vanilla candle, rye seed, ginger, sandalwood, and chai latte with a supple, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-to-long finish that shows notes of carob cookie finish. A youthful rye that will play well in a wide variety of cocktails.
89 points $42.14
Dad’s Hat Straight Rye Whisky
88 points
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of pastry dough, chamomile tea, ripe apple, and baking spices with a chewy, crisp, dry medium body and a warming, brisk finish revealing notes of graham cracker and licorice finish. A youthful, dry and chewy rye for lovers of the style.
88 points $54.99