Rye Whiskey is one of the world's most popular varieties of whiskey, and as you can probably guess, a Rye Whiskey has to have at least 51% rye content in the mash bill. Malted barley and corn usually make up the rest of the mash bill, but it may depend on the recipe. Rye Whiskey was the preferred style of whiskey in America for most of the 1800s, but faced trouble during Prohibition. More recently, Rye Whiskey has undergone a revival thanks to distillers like Sazerac, Wild Turkey, Bulleit, George Dickel, and others. The flavor profile of Rye Whiskey depends on the distilling method and recipe, but it generally has a bolder flavor than other whiskies, with a big kick of spice from the rye content and notes of vanilla, caramel, and cinnamon from aging in oak.
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