About Malted Rye Whisky

About Malted Rye Whisky
Malted Rye Whisky contains a mash bill (grain recipe) composed primarily of malted rye grain. To malt rye, the grains are soaked in water to encourage them to germinate. The grains are then dried with hot air right before sprouting in order to stop the process. Enzymes created in this process modify the grains' starches into different types of sugar and break down proteins into yeast-usable components.

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Stauning Floor Malted Rye Whisky
93 points
$85
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of fruitcake with nuts, raisin bran, grass sod and hay stack, and leather bound books with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, compelling, long finish with notes of frosted shredded wheat and rye cereal with chestnut honey, vanilla spice peach cake, and pink pepper. A deftly crafted Malted Rye that has lots of flavor and range to offer.
Archie Rose Rye Malt Whisky
93 points
$77
Bright amber color. Aromas and flavors of rye crisps with whole grain mustard, buckwheat porridge, ground ginger, chocolate malt milkshake, tarragon, violets, and caraway with a satiny, vibrant, dry light-to-medium body and a peppery, compelling, medium-long finish with notes of honey wheat toast and peppered honey finish. A full-flavor spice cabinet of a Whiskey with a creamy mouthfeel; style and character for days.