Wallet Friendly Rye Whiskeys

If you're looking for a new rye whiskey for your home bar but don't want to spend an arm and a leg, give one of these bottles a try!
Apr 12, 2017
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    10 Old Overholt Bonded Straight Rye Whiskey
    86
    Spicy & Vanilla
    That's right, folks, a Bonded version of Old Overholt. Distilled in one season, at one distillery, and bottled at 100 proof. This straight rye whiskey is aged for four years in new, charred American oak. Product launched in February 2018 with availability limited to the US.
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    9 Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey
    86
    Vanilla & Spicy
    This is named after Abraham Overholt, a Pennsylvania farmer that had switched his focus from farming to distilling in the early 1800's. At beginning of Prohibition, the whiskey was granted a medicinal license and the popularity of the brand surged. The brand has survived, but has been produced in Kentucky for some time now and currently owned by Beam.
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    8 James E. Pepper 1776 Straight Rye
    86
    Spicy & Full Bodied
    This straight rye whiskey has over 90% rye in its mash bill. Aged in new, charred American oak, it is non-chill filtered and bottled at 100 proof. James E. Pepper is an American whiskey brand which was relaunched in 2008. The whiskey is currently contract distilled by MGP in Indiana and aged and bottled in Kentucky. As of December 2017, the former James E. Pepper Distillery in Lexington, Kentucky has been renovated with distillation currently in progress. Expect the distillery to be open to the public by summer 2018.
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    7 Elijah Craig Kentucky Straight Rye
    87
    Vanilla & Sweet
    This offering from Elijah Craig, has a mash bill consisting of 51% rye, 35% corn and 14% malted barley. It ages in new charred oak barrels and is bottled at 47% ABV. This offering will first launch in the limited markets of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Oregon in January 2020.
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    6 Jack Daniel's Tennessee Straight Rye
    87
    Spicy
    Available beginning October 2017, this straight Tennessee Rye goes through the standard charcoal mellowing process prior to barreling as is required for Tennessee whiskey. The mashbill of the whiskey is 70% rye, 18% corn, and 12% malted barley. This whiskey bares no age statement and is bottled at 45% ABV.
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    5 Ezra Brooks Straight Rye
    87
    Vanilla & Sweet
    Ezra Brooks Straight Rye was added to the Ezra Brooks family of whiskeys in early 2017. This straight rye whiskey is distilled in Indiana and is made from a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. It is aged in new, charred American oak barrels before being bottled at 90 proof. This rye whiskey bears no-age statement.
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    4 George Dickel Rye
    87
    Herbal & Spicy
    George Dickel Rye is distilled at the MGP distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. It's produced with a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley before it is aged for 5 years in new, charred American oak. It is finished with the signature Dickel sugar-maple charcoal filtration and bottled at 90 proof.
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    3 Jim Beam Pre-Prohibition Style Rye
    90
    Spicy & Vanilla
    Answering the call for a bolder, burlier rye, Jim Beam master distiller Fred Noe has turned to one of the distillery's oldest recipes. Pre-Prohibition Style aims to recreate the rowdy frontier style of a rye from the days before the Roaring '20s.
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    2 Russell's Reserve Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey
    90
    Sweet & Rich
    Russell’s Reserve Straight Rye is matured in the deepest no. 4 char barrels. Aged for six years in the “center cut” of the rickhouse. It is hand-selected by Jimmy and Eddie Russell. Bottled at 45% ABV.
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    1 Rittenhouse Rye Bottled in Bond
    92
    Oily
    One of the hero's of the rye world, Rittenhouse is a must have in your home bar, neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail. It's a bargain for a bonded rye and always a welcome gift for beginners or those more advanced. This rye whiskey from Heaven Hill is bottled at 50% ABV.