Reilly's Rock & Rye Ginger Whiskey

Flavored Whiskey

Reilly's // USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    84
  • Avg. Rating

    4.0
    4 out of 5 stars
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Ginger was considered a powerful curative in the early 1900s, and was commonly found mixed with rye whiskey and sweetened with rock candy for a concoction found at many bars called "Rock and Rye." Post Prohibition it was relegated to a dusty jar kept behind the bar for old timers, but has recently found a resurgence. Reilly's selected the rye whiskey (mash bill 51% rye, 45% corn, 4% malted barley) with Master Blender Dave Pickerell and infused it with ginger and spices for this updated interpretation.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    33.0
  • Flavored Whiskey
    Whiskey flavored with natural or artificial flavors and labeled with the (pre)dominant flavor(s). Can be made either with or without the addition of sugar. Bottled at 30% ABV or higher.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak

Tasting Notes

"The sharp spiciness of the ginger mingles with the inherent baking spice notes of the rye with a hint of cardamom. While it does run on the sweet side, a tart fruit element keeps it from hitting the cloying mark. Ideal added to a little chilled seltzer or club soda with a squeeze of lime. "

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Flavor Profile

Sweet & Rich