Yes, Pikesville Rye is a very nice rye and a great value. Unfortunately, it is only available in 4 or 5 states.
I have become a real fan of rye whiskey and have several favorites (including Sazerac Rye). I seem to favor those made with 90% to 100% rye.
Does anyone know which ryes are produced in the U.S. with a 100% rye mashbill?
White Dog, thanks very much for the information. I am a huge fan of a high rye content.
Grand Traverse Distillery's Ole George Whiskey is distilled from a 100% rye mashbill (a relatively new distillery in northern MI). (I have yet to try it.)
I had heard that Templeton Rye is now distilling their own whiskey in Indiana and their web site now indicates a 90% Rye / 10% barley mashbill.
Templeton Rye is a great rye whiskey, as is High West Rendezvous Rye (High West states that it is a blend of a 6-year-old (95%) rye and a 16-year old (80%) rye). I have heard that High West is a LDI distilled Rye as well.
The Russell's Reserve Rye is a realy good 6-year Rye - but their web site is silent on the mashbill. I guess that its rye content may be lower than 90%?
Last edited by Shell; 12-15-2010 at 11:30.
(If there is a high demand, I wonder why they don't distribute this really good rye in more states? ...)
I like Saz but it doesn't fill any opening in my lineup. Locally it is priced as a premium so I'll pass in favor of Turkey, Overholt or Beam.
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Depends on the store, between $25-$30 but I'll have to check to be more precise.