New Riff Balboa Rye

New Riff Balboa Rye

$49.99

In addition to our flagship New Riff Bourbon and Rye, our distilling team has stretched their creative muscles over the years, producing a number of what we call "specialty whiskeys". Balboa Rye is one of the first specialties we made. Our corn farmer Charles Fogg has been growing heirloom rye on his family's farm for many years. His chosen variety was Balboa rye, an heirloom grain which dates back to the 1940s as a rye variety popular in Indiana. He offered it to us and we distilled it into rye whiskey, probably the first time in decades that Balboa has been made into whiskey and quite surely the only example on the market today.

Now it has grown up in the barrel! Typical of heirloom rye, the Balboa grain is a little smaller than modern varieties, with a lower output per acre of planting -- but it's no less flavorful for that! Our Balboa Rye whiskey offers shimmering notes of spiced fruit unique from our flagship New Riff Rye.

Basil Hayden Caribbean Reserve Rye

Basil Hayden Caribbean Reserve Rye

$49.99

With its trademark spicy finish from a high-rye recipe, Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon has always been known for standing out in the crowd. Inspired by that legacy, Basil Hayden’s is excited to deliver another distinctive whiskey experience with the introduction of its latest limited-edition release - Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye™.

Crafted as an approachable whiskey expression to enjoy during the warm summer months, Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye takes inspiration from the sweet and spicy contrast between rye whiskey and rum. The limited-time offering features a blend of 8-year-old Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey and 4-year-old Canadian Rye Whisky, which bring to life layers of flavor, including distinct spice, toasted oak and vanilla notes. The blend is then finished with the addition of Black Strap Rum which ties the rye whiskey pairing together with sweet notes of brown sugar and molasses. The result is a balanced whiskey that remains approachable to discover at 80 proof.

Basil Hayden’s Caribbean Reserve Rye is the latest in a series of successful rye whiskey innovations from the brand, each of which push the limits of category convention to bring something unexpected to whiskey fans.

Four Gate Split Stave Rye Batch #10

Four Gate Split Stave Rye Batch #10

$174.99

Split Stave by Kelvin is a new twist and a return to innovative Split Stave™ casks designed and produced exclusively for Four Gate Whiskey Company by Kelvin Cooperage. 

These casks are built by Kelvin by constructing a series of medium-toasted casks and a series of #2 char casks. The barrels were broken down before use and reassembled into Split Stave casks with alternating toasted and charred staves. The result combines the marshmallow and crème brulee sweetness of toasted barrels with the smoky oak of a double-barrel. The underlying whiskey is 7 year old Straight Rye Whiskey distilled in Indiana to a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted barley. 2,439 Bottles were produced at full cask strength of 112.5 proof.

Split Stave™ by Kelvin (Batch 10) stats

  • Straight Rye Whiskey Finished in New American White Oak Toasted and Charred Casks
  • Mash Bill : 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
  • 112.5 Proof
  • 2,439 Bottles
  • MSRP: $185

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CHIEF BLENDIGN OFFICER:

  • Appearance: Amber
  • Nose: Mint, toasted marshmallows, oak, candied citrus.
  • Taste: The front palate is greeted by sweet crème brulee while toasted marshmallows line the perimeter. The rear palate gets a hint of black pepper and spices with pleasing warm oak.
  • Finish: Medium in length, spicy notes and marshmallows mingle on the mid palate.

Western Reserve 6 Year Straight Rye

Western Reserve 6 Year Straight Rye

$42.99

Many of our customers enjoyed our Organic Rye Whiskey and we sold through it quickly. We do have some aging but it won’t be ready for a couple of years and we heard you asking for a higher rye. More “bite”. Keeping to the high standards Western Reserve Distillers has for all of our products, we have selected barrels of rye whiskey that a true rye whiskey connoisseur would appreciate. Having a couple more years of age, our 6 year rye has become more subtle but it still packs a punch. This whiskey has a slower burn, almost velvety on the palate, but gradually builds to a complex finish with that peppery rye this type of whiskey lover enjoys.

NOSE: cinnamon, grapefruit, hint of cigar

PALATE: cocoa, rye, smoke

FINISH: peppery with a warm lasting finish

Western Reserve 4 Year Straight Rye

Western Reserve 4 Year Straight Rye

$34.99

Many of our customers enjoyed our Organic Rye Whisky and we sold through it quickly. We do have some aging but it won’t be ready for a couple of years and we heard you asking for a higher rye. More “bite”. Keeping to the high standards Western Reserve Distillers has for all of our products, we have selected barrels of rye whiskey that a true whiskey connoisseur can appreciate. This whiskey has a peppery bite, a spicy splash of flavor that washes over your palate with every sip.

NOSE: earthy, hay

PALATE: spicy, oaky, toffee

FINISH: slightly smoky with a subtle sweetness

Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 Year

Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13 Year

$3,000.00

Until now, most rye whiskeys were 4 years old or younger. This 13-year rye is one of the oldest rye whiskeys available today. The maturity it has achieved while aging is quite obvious as you take the first sip. Rye whiskey lovers who try this bottling will never look back at the younger versions again.

Kentucky Owl Rye Batch 3

Kentucky Owl Rye Batch 3

$199.99

Batch #3 is a 114 proof Rye with its major component of the flavor profile being the 10 year old stock. The 10 year old is lower in proof, has a much richer, thicker, syrupy mouthfeel, and really brings the blend forward on the palate.

Pinhook "Rye Humor" Straight Rye

Pinhook "Rye Humor" Straight Rye

$49.99

The Rye Humor release is the second edition of straight rye whiskeys produced by Pinhook. The traditional mashbill has over 3 years of barrel age and was blended and cut to 97 proof by Sean Josephs at Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, KY. This straight rye whiskey has a perfumed nose of elderflower, aromatic wood, and preserved lemon which leads to a palate of dried papaya and caramel. Toasted vanilla, candied black licorice and honey linger, balancing an elegant yet powerful rye.

Michter's Single Barrel Rye

Michter's Single Barrel Rye

$54.99

Crazy-sweet aroma, full of caramel, vanilla and a slight floral touch. The bite comes first (and lingers awhile), followed by vanilla, caramel and coconut flavors. It mellows considerably with ice and becomes quite like able, drinkable and mild.

New Riff BIB Rye

New Riff BIB Rye

$49.99

New Riff Distilling’s core Rye whiskey is full-bodied, offering hugely spicy character. Building upon America’s 1897 Bottled-in-Bond Act—already the highest quality standard for aged spirits in the world—New Riff Rye is Bottled In Bond Without Chill Filtration. Featuring a unique mashbill of 95% rye and 5% malted rye, it represents a new riff on our hallowed local Rye whiskey traditions. Aged four years in full-size 53-gallon toasted and charred new oak barrels, there are no shortcuts taken in its traditional production. All New Riff whiskeys are made with the full sour mash Kentucky Regimen; all carry an age statement and are always bottled without chill filtration. Our distillers learned the black arts of the hardest whiskey in the world to make—the famed 95% Rye—under the direct tutelage of the distiller who mastered it in Indiana, Larry Ebersold of Seagram’s. Taking Master Larry’s instruction in hand, we put a riff on it to the tune of adding 5% malted rye, a unique twist that aids in pulling additional flavors out of the rye and adds a touch of the elegance of malted rye. New Riff Rye is splendid with a splash of water, and of course folds magnificently into classic Rye Manhattan and Old Fashioned cocktails.

New Riff Single Barrel Rye

New Riff Single Barrel Rye

$64.99

New Riff Distilling's Single Barrel Rye expression is a full bodied whiskey offering vibrant, spicy character. Bottled at Barrel Proof Without Chill Filtration, and featuring a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% malted rye, this 100% rye whiskey represents a new riff on one of the most influential of modern whiskey traditions. Aged four years in 53-gallon toasted and charred new oak barrels, there are no shortcuts taken in our production. All New Riff whiskeys are made with the full sour mash Kentucky Regimen; all carry an age statement, and are always bottled without chill filtration. At New Riff, single barrel expressions are a way of life. As former Kentucky liquor retailers, we are intimately familiar with some of Kentucky's most famed single barrel Bourbon selections ever, and we bring that experience to New Riff. Each New Riff single barrel has been tasted and approved by our production panel. You may sample a New Riff Single Barrel knowing it was fully vetted for quality and character. Limited Availability.

Old Forester Rye

Old Forester Rye

$26.99

A spicy, yet, complex flavor profile makes this is a versatile rye for connoisseurs and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Rich notes of burnt brown sugar hit you, spice awakens almost immediately integrated with distinct hints of black pepper and cinnamon, with some allspice lingering on the finish.

Old Henry Clay Straight Rye

Old Henry Clay Straight Rye

$26.99

'The palate opens big and bold, with lots of vanilla sweetness. Adding water is a game-changer: It intensifies into butterscotch and vanilla, with a weightier, buttery texture and cinnamon spiced finish. Big and delicious.' Wine Enthusiast

Peerless Rye 200ml

Peerless Rye 200ml

$26.99

Color: Dark amber. Nose: Pepper and grass with a hint of pumpkin pie. Flavor: Cinnamon spice, candied corn and a touch of mint. Finish : Full bodied with a surprising smoothness for Rye Whiskey.

Peerless Rye

Peerless Rye

$99.99

Peerless Rye

$99.99

Color: Dark amber. Nose: Pepper and grass with a hint of pumpkin pie. Flavor: Cinnamon spice, candied corn and a touch of mint. Finish : Full bodied with a surprising smoothness for Rye Whiskey.

Pikesville Rye Whiskey 110

Pikesville Rye Whiskey 110

$54.99

Aromas of dusty cocoa notes with oaky smoke underneath lead to a dry and spicy mouth-feel with honeyed rye and cloves on the palate with a long finish with hints of vanilla and baking spices.

Pinhook Cask Strength Rye

Pinhook Cask Strength Rye

$59.99

Lovingly handcrafted and aged in Kentucky, Pinhook Bourbon was established in 2014 and has produced several small batch bottlings in their newly restored Castle & Key distillery in Frankfort, KY, to much critical acclaim. What makes their line unique is the brand’s three distinctive characteristics: its limited availability, mass appeal and strong ties to Kentucky’s legacy of horse racing. Each release of Pinhook Bourbon is named after a thoroughbred owned by Bourbon Lane Stable. The label also features the horses’ racing records on their brand’s website. Every fall Pinhook features an annual vintage of Pinhook Bourbon and Pinhook Rye, each of which is inspired by a thoroughbred horse. Each blend is as unique as the horse on the label. “Pinhooking” refers to an old Kentucky term for purchasing young thoroughbreds, holding them until they mature, and selling them when they are ready to run. Successful pinhooks – much like whiskey - are made on instinct, experience, an appreciation of quality, and a little luck. Pinhook bourbons and ryes are handcrafted to reflect the richness of the Kentucky soil and the character of its beautiful horse country. Limited to a blend of only 65 barrels, this Rye Humor Cask Strength release is the first edition of barrel proof straight rye whiskey from Pinhook. Blended by Sean Josephs at Castle & Key Distillery in Frankfort, KY the average age of the barrels is around 4 years old. You can expect deep and dense aromas of dark chocolate, candied black licorice, and vanilla extract, followed by robust flavors of raisins, tobacco, cinnamon stick, and sarsaparilla.

Rabbit Hole Rye Boxergrail

Rabbit Hole Rye Boxergrail

$55.99

For those who prefer a bold and robust drink, we present Rabbit Hole Straight Rye Whiskey. Our 95% Straight Rye Whiskey is distilled and aged in Kentucky. The result is a Whiskey you will remember long after it leaves your glass.

Rebel Yell Rye Whiskey Small Batch 90

Rebel Yell Rye Whiskey Small Batch 90

$26.99

Young rye can be quite nice, and this is no exception. The nose holds big bold rye dill flavors with wintergreen and dark sugars. On the taste the youthful rye reveals bold spice, citrus, vanilla tannins and a touch of caramel. The finish is pleasant with wintergreen and spice fading slowly.