About Cask-Finished Straight Rye Whiskey

About Cask-Finished Straight Rye Whiskey
A Cask-Finished Straight Rye Whiskey will undergo additional maturation in one or more barrels, the previous contents of which contribute to the aromas and flavors of the final product. Examples include but are not limited to used Rum, Cognac, Port, Sherry, Madeira, Stout, and maple barrels.

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 Cask-Finished Straight Rye Whiskey

Pursuit Spirits United Cask-Finished Blended Straight Rye Whiskey
94 points
$74
A artfully matured cask-finished Rye with seamlessly integrated flavors, oak, and alcohol with a long warming finish; use in a Boulevardier.
Broken Barrel Heresy Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
93 points
$35
Spicy and fruity but particularly earthy and nutty; a fascinating sipper that would also make for some excellent cocktails.
Middle West 5 Year Old Ported Pumpernickel Cask-Finished Straight Rye Whiskey Batch No. 003
93 points
$99
A creamy and appetizing cask-finished Rye with instantly appealing aromas and flavors.
Mashbuild Barbados Rum Barrel-Finished Rye Whiskey, Barrel B3-45
89 points
$49
A creamy, spicy Rye that will play nicely in cocktails, especially tiki ones.
Western Reserve Distillers Caribbean Cask Finished Straight Rye Whiskey
88 points
$65
A pleasant sipper that will be excellent in autumnal cocktails, but leaves the drinker wanting more from this Whiskey.