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WILD TURKEY - Straight Rye

Rye Whiskey
WILD TURKEY - Straight Rye

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USA

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  • RegionKentucky

America's first distilled spirit, straight rye whiskey must contain at least 51% rye whose toffee and peppery tastes make it less sweet than a bourbon, but with similar tones of caramel and vanilla.

Straight Rye Whiskey uses the same distilling methods as bourbon. However, it differs in its main ingredients. While straight bourbon uses corn, rye whiskey contains at least 51% rye resulting in a less sweet whiskey. And, like bourbon, the remainder of the mash is made from a variety of grains. These days, only small quantities of straight rye are made, but there are signs of renewed customer interest. At 101 proof, it has a rich, balanced aroma of vanilla and spice.

Wild Turkey Rye is the recipient of a Silver Medal at the 2000 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

"This is an outstanding example of rye whiskey - robust, yet with a certain delicacy and rating to go" - Wine Enthusiast.

1 Comment found

Charles Cross 2010-12-18 10:12:42

Hi Folks, I like whisky. This whisky is a very fine example of a straight rye. It has a lovely taste with no noticeable after burn. Add water for a softer edge but not too much. Well recommended for any serious whisky/whiskey lover. Beautiful ... Thanks for making it. Equal to any other whisky. Better than most.