Autumn is the perfect time to crack open a couple of bottles of American whiskey, and we’re not just talking about the perennial favorite, bourbon. Rye whiskey has become incredibly popular over the past decade as well, and there are many new releases to explore. While bourbon must be made from a mash bill of at least 51 percent corn, rye whiskey is produced from a recipe of at least 51 percent rye, giving it the signature baking spice and fruit notes that makes it stand out. From smaller producers to major distilleries, there are some excellent new rye whiskeys to taste this year. Here are seven that are worth hunting down.
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