About Straight Rye Whiskey

About Straight Rye Whiskey
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 Whiskey

Wilderness Trail Bottled-In-Bond Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
97 points
$54
A delicious and complex Rye with lovely layers of flavor that evolve in the glass as exceptional spirits do.
Old Potrero 6 Year Old Copper Pot Still Straight Rye Whiskey
96 points
$65
Sweet and earthy with rich baking spices and showing youthful grains without a traditional Rye pepper bite; exotic and intriguing.
Rittenhouse Bottled-In-Bond Straight Rye Whiskey
95 points
$27
A robust and focused BiB Rye with boatloads of classic minty, grainy, tea-like rye flavors that will sing in cocktails; incredibly engaging.
Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey
95 points
$49
The ABV packs a punch but layers of complexity and delicious flavors make this a go-to for Rye cocktails.
Uncle Nearest Single Barrel No. 002 Rye Whiskey
94 points
$89
Hot honey here with sweetness and spicy character all in balance and holding the ABV very well; not for the faint of heart but stellarly executed.
Jefferson’s Ocean Aged At Sea Voyage 26 Rye Whiskey
94 points
$79
A sassy yet smooth, herbal Rye that takes you on a lovely, layered flavor journey.
Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye Whisky
94 points
$29
A classic example of a properly aged Rye Whiskey; everything you expect from the category.
FEW Straight Rye Whisky
94 points
$44
A spicy and savory Rye that will make a great old fashioned or pair with a Maduro cigar.
Western Reserve Distillers 6 Year Old Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey Barrel 20-0083
94 points
$43
A very nice Rye whiskey that nails the style; enjoy neat, on the rocks or in your favorite classic cocktails.
Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey
94 points
$63
Powerful flavors and palate-pleasing spice notes are sure to satisfy most any American whiskey lover.