Rye whiskey is mainly produced in North America, which explains the spelling "whiskey" with "e". Similar to Bourbon, Rye Whiskey has the requirement that the main grain must be used in at least 51%. However, unlike corn, as in bourbon, rye is used in the production of rye whiskey. This gives the whiskey a spicy, strong flavor with a distinct herbal or spicy note. Just like its other American competitor, Rye Whiskey is stored in freshly burned out oak barrels. In fact, rye whiskey has been around longer than bourbon whiskey, but the latter has displaced the strong-bitter rye whiskey from the market as number one.
Whiskey connoisseurs should not renounce the full-bodied complex flavors, however, as our high quality Rye Whiskeys open up new worlds of taste. To enter the world of rye whiskey, we recommend our Winchester Rye Whiskey Extra Smooth and for true lovers of the strong dry whiskeys we suggest our Montana Straight Rye Whiskey.