Rye Whiskey

“Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.” – Al Capone On January 17, 1920, the 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution, enforced by the Volstead Act, began the government’s mandated...
Colorful Prohibition-era bootlegging origin stories abound in the modern craft spirits industry, and ought to be taken with a grain of salt (or perhaps, fittingly, a grain of rye or wheat). A good...
With all due respect to JFK and Millard Fillmore, President Barak Obama just might qualify as one of our hippest leaders to ever hold the office. He sealed the deal at the White House Super Bowl...
A festive summer soiree could do worse than to evoke the carefree years of the Prohibition Era. These brown spirits , made in the style of the Jazz age, should provide a good starting point.
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! Here are the best new spirits for 2016 . Selection Guidelines: Only spirits released or made available for prerelease tasting from...
The rye revival is transforming what had become a rough-edged swig back into the complex whiskey it once was. And this past year, WhistlePig produced a bottle that soared past the world’s greatest...
This list of 10 top lesser-known spirits isn’t about comfort zones. It’s about spirits that you probably haven't heard of, all of which have been released in the past year, and which have some...
Named for the sugar that rims the glass, the crusta was invented by bartender Joseph Santini, who worked at the New Orleans City Exchange bar around 1850. His brandy crusta takes the classic cocktail...
When it comes to traditional recipes—those drinks that have been in cocktail books since bartender Jerry Thomas published his Bar-Tender’s Guide in 1862—mixologists have been loath to tamper too much...
Rob Cooper, who died last month at the age of 39, is one of the handful of people about whom it can be said that he singlehandedly changed the world of spirits and cocktails. It was Cooper, as head...
WhistlePig exploded onto the American whiskey scene in 2010. Having all but disappeared by the end of the 20th century, rye was then making a slow, steady comeback among bartenders and whiskey buffs...
WhistlePig takes a page from the single-malt playbook with its latest release. When WhistlePig unveiled its 10-year-old, 100-proof rye whiskey in 2010, the distillery and its team—which includes...
The New York City cocktail bar Pouring Ribbons , renowned for its creative cocktails and gracious hospitality, decided last autumn to entirely do away with the typical seasonal drinks menu in favor...
The American whiskey boom of recent years has prompted a good deal of experimentation. Lincoln Henderson, who spent 40 years as Brown-Forman’s master distiller, placed himself at the forefront of...
Long Island Distillery is a craft spirits producer surrounded by 5,000 acres at the western end of Long Island’s North Fork wine trail, not far from the Hamptons. This month it will release its first...
As popular as it is, George Dickel has long been overshadowed by that other Tennessee whiskey, Jack Daniel’s. Naturally, both have to be made in Tennessee, and must have a mash bill of at least 51...
Thanks to the retro cocktail craze, America’s native rye whiskey is experiencing a comeback. And one of the newest and most dramatic entries in this spirited race is Knob Creek Rye Whiskey ($40.99)...