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Tag Archives: Rye whiskey

• Former Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge Starting Distillery

Former Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge Starting Distillery

Jim Rutledge and partners spirits industry veterans, Stephen Camisa and Jon Mowry, are planning a sustainable distillery close to Louisville – of course. The distillery, J.W. Rutledge Distillery, is projected to cost $2 million and Rutledge and partners hope to raise the money on IndieGoGo. Considering it’s Jim Rutledge, they might just double their goal! […]

• What is the grain-to-glass trend?

What is the grain-to-glass trend?

In an unexpected offshoot of the local food movement, distilleries are embracing farming. The crops growing on 1,000-acre Myer Farm in upstate New York have been used in products ranging from animal feed to tofu. On a whim, fifth-generation farmers and brothers Joe and John Myer decided to try their hand at distilling their wheat, […]

• Time To Give Canadian Rye Whiskey Another Look

Time To Give Canadian Rye Whiskey Another Look

The whiskey hype machine is dominated by Scotch, bourbon, American rye and even, on occasion, Japanese whiskey. Canadian rye, meanwhile, gets lost in the shuffle. In part, that’s because when most of us think of Canadian whiskey, we think of a light spirit better for mixing than imbibing on its own. That’s largely a legacy […]

• WhistlePig Farms Is Not A Distillery In Vermont. It’s Canadian. Got That?

WhistlePig Farms Is Not A Distillery In Vermont. It’s Canadian. Got That?

There are two kinds of distillers: Those who distill whisky, and those who buy whisky. Usually, bottlers make no pretenses about selling whisky made by others. However, there are a few more mendacious types – fake distillers who pretend to make whisky – who divert attention from their deceitfulness with beautiful custom-designed bottles and labels, […]

• Rye Bother? An Inside-The-Barrel Look At American Whiskeys

Rye Bother? An Inside-The-Barrel Look At American Whiskeys

Ten years ago rye whiskey was on the brink of extinction. Despite its venerable history as the whiskey made by , only a handful of distillers were bottling this quintessentially American spirit. And you definitely couldn’t order a rye Manhattan at your local cocktail lounge. My, how times have changed. Now craft distilleries have popped […]

• The Rebirth Of Rye Whiskey & Nostalgia For ‘The Good Stuff’

The Rebirth Of Rye Whiskey & Nostalgia For ‘The Good Stuff’

It used to be said that only old men drink rye, sitting alone down at the end of the bar, but that’s no longer the case as bartenders and patrons set aside the gins and the vodkas and rediscover the pleasures of one of America’s old-fashioned favorites. Whiskey from rye grain was what most distilleries […]

• How To Rapidly Flavor Any Booze

How To Rapidly Flavor Any Booze

Infusing liquor is the secret to a lot of great cocktails. You can add rosemary to rum. You can add beef to rye whiskey. The possibilities are endless, but one thing is constant. It takes a long time. Days — even weeks — sealed in a jar. But there’s a trick used by infusion masters. […]

• American Distilling Institute Artisan American Spirits Awards

American Distilling Institute Artisan American Spirits Awards

  Distillery of the Year Bubble Cup Award Peach Street Distillers Best of Class Artisan Distilled Whiskey Corsair Artisan Distillery – Grainiac 9 Grain Bourbon Artisan Distilled Brandy Jaxon Keys Winery & Distillery – Jepson Old Stock Brandy Artisan Distilled Rum Turkey Shore Distilleries – Old Ipswich Tavern Style Rum Artisan Merchant Bottled Smooth Ambler […]

• Top Scottish distillers fill whiskey barrels at Mount Vernon distillery

Top Scottish distillers fill whiskey barrels at Mount Vernon distillery

Master distillers from Scotland are wrapping up a three-day visit to George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate to whip up a special batch of Scotch whiskey. On Wednesday the distillers will fill specially constructed oak barrels with the hand-crafted single-malt liquor to begin a three-year aging process. The distilling is the latest in a series of […]

• World Class Whiskey – From Vermont?

World Class Whiskey – From Vermont?

I’ve been writing on wines and spirits for over 15 years, and living in Vermont for even longer, but the two have never had much in common – until now. Unlike vodkas made from Maple syrup or even lactose (really), WhistlePig, which is bottled on a farm in rural Shoreham, Vermont, is not just another […]

• The Rye Time for a New Beer Style

The Rye Time for a New Beer Style

The grain of breads and whiskies finally makes its way into your brew. THE RYE REVIVAL IS HERE. Bakers are returning to the hearty grain for rich, dark breads. Cocktail heads demand rye whiskey in their Manhattans. And now, a growing band of brewers is turning to the complex, earthy spice of rye for a […]

• The Myths of the Bar, Debunked

The Myths of the Bar, Debunked

EDUCATING the average drinker on the qualities of firewater, and how to best enjoy it, has been one of the central credos of the new generation of mixologists. “Knowledge!” they cry, as they throw back shots of Fernet-Branca. But some booze-addled misconceptions continue to cling to the lizard brain of the American tippler. An army […]

• Do the Rye Thing

Do the Rye Thing

America’s original whiskey has become its cult spirit. You order an Old Fashioned. The bartender asks, “What kind of bourbon?” You say, “Bourbon?” mildly offended, as if Pandora started playing Coldplay when you typed in “Radiohead.” No, no, no. You’d prefer something with more backbone and boldness. But, you know, refined and complex, too. You […]

• Heaven Hill Distilleries Hits Campaign Trail with Red State/Blue State Bourbon

Heaven Hill Distilleries Hits Campaign Trail with Red State/Blue State Bourbon

Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., has announced the introduction of a new American Bourbon–Red State(TM) and Blue State(TM) Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Made up of two simultaneous releases of hand-crafted Bourbon from two time “Distiller of the Year” Heaven Hill Distilleries, its brand name and implied affiliations are generating excitement from coast to coast as the 2012 […]

• It’s Pappy Van Winkle time bourbon lovers!

It’s Pappy Van Winkle time bourbon lovers!

Kentucky’s family owned distiller Buffalo Trace Distillery will relaunch the Van Winkle bourbon whiskey portfolio later this month. The portfolio comprises four bourbons, each aged between 10 and 23 years. The Van Winkle repertoire includes Old Rip Van Winkle Handmade Bourbon, Van Winkle Special Reserve Bourbon, Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve Bourbons and Van Winkle […]