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

Rittenhouse Bottled-In-Bond Straight Rye Whiskey
95 points
$27
A spicy east coast Rye with a creamy vanilla backbone; a benchmark example for classic cocktails.
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.
Old Elk Straight Rye Whiskey
95 points
$89.99
A downright delicious Rye Whiskey that will be stupendous in cocktails but will shine even brighter when sipped neat; ultra-concentrated flavors that delight the senses.
95 points $89.99
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.
Middle West Straight Rye Whiskey
94 points
$45
Savory, sweet, and spicy, the proof is too high to make this a dinner pairing but would pair with Mexican Hot Chocolate right after the meal.
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.
Sagamore Spirit Distillers Select Straight Rye Whiskey
94 points
$69
A rich and fruity rye whiskey with a distinctive luxurious style; highly recommended for gifting and sipping.
Knob Creek Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
93 points
$36
Rye spice and everything nice, all while maintaining some sweeter notes.