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Postby leena » Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:53 pm

i am in need of some help...
which whiskeys are rye whiskeys?
need to know to win a long running argument and possibly get me an exclusive bar job
ANY help would be greatly appreciated
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Postby kallaskander » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:15 pm

Hi there,

I can name you some ryes, without claiming they are all there are.

Rittenhouse Rye

Wild Turkey Rye

Old Potrero

Jim Beam Rye

Old Rip van Winkle Rye

Old Overholt (Canadian)

Pikesville Supreme

And here some links

http://www.whiskymag.com/whisky/type/am ... y/rye.html

http://cocktails.about.com/gi/dynamic/o ... ey/rye.htm

http://www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/jhb/whisky/smws/rye.html

Hope that helps. Good luck for your job.

Greetings
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Postby bamber » Wed Dec 07, 2005 5:20 pm

Often people are referring to Canadian whisky when they say 'Rye' - depite the ones kallaskander mentioned being more potently rye flavoured.
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Re: rye whiskeys

Postby Aidan » Wed Dec 07, 2005 6:57 pm

leena wrote:i am in need of some help...
which whiskeys are rye whiskeys?
need to know to win a long running argument and possibly get me an exclusive bar job
ANY help would be greatly appreciated


In case you need a more generic explanation, I think they contain at least 51% rye in the mast. (I hope I don't sound patronising, as you probably know this already).
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Postby DaveM » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:09 pm

You can get tricked in your answer so I'd like to elaborate for you. Everything above is true, - to be more specific, it depends where you live.

For example:

In the U.S., by law, if a whiskey is labelled "rye whiskey" it must contain at least 51% rye grain in it's mashbill (ground up grains).

In the U.S., a whiskey can contain alot of rye grain without having to be called such, (ie. not list that in it's labelling). To be labelled "bourbon" it must contain at least 51% corn, with the remainder often mostly rye and malted barley.

In the U.S., there is also a Rye whiskey that is made from 100% malted rye and as such is the only pure malt produced in the U.S. (Old Potrero)

in Canada, almost all Canadian Whisky is referred to as "rye whisky". However, Canadian whisky is almost always a blend of other distillates and flavourings, and most Canadian Whisky contains actually a very small portion of rye distillate (in Canada, it's mostly from corn) with some containing actually no rye whisky at all. Of course, there are exceptions.

So, if you are in the U.S. drinking a Canadian Whisky, is it really a "rye"?

Hmmmmmmm.......
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