Rye Whiskey: What’s Old is New Again

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:30pm, $25

SOLD OUT! Rye whiskey was the favored spirit of pre-prohibition America, but shortly after this American specialty nearly disappeared completely. Fast forward to the 21st century, when Rye whiskey re-exploded in popularity, increasing in sales by over 500% in the last decade! Whereas ten years ago less than half a dozen Ryes were available, and now there are hundreds of options for thirsty folks. This class will explore the history of Rye whiskey, and showcase how types of Rye, length of age and barrel types all have an effect on the spirit’s flavor. While the final line-up has yet to be determined, here’s a tentative list of spirits to be sampled with suggested retail prices: WhistlePig 10-Year-Old Straight Rye Whiskey ($80 Suggested Retail), Peerless Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (SR $125), High West Rendezvous Rye: A Blend of Straight Rye Whiskies (SR $66), Knob Creek “Ray’s” Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey (SR $50), Hudson Maple Cask New York Rye Whiskey (SR $60), No. 99 Ice Cask Canadian Whisky (SR $50), Crown Royal Northern Harvest Canadian Rye Whisky (SR $40), Great Northern Wisconsin Rye Wisconsin (SR $45).

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