Rye Whiskey Food Pairings: The Perfect Complements For A Gourmet Experience

If you're like many modern adult consumers, your experience with rye whiskey is somewhat limited—after all, it often takes a backseat to more commonly sipped spirits like bourbon or scotch. However, when you take that first sip of rye whiskey, you're greeted with a flavor profile that's unlike any other spirit. It has a spiciness that is deeply entwined with notes of caramel, vanilla, and often, a touch of smokiness. But much like wine, the enjoyment of rye whiskey is elevated when paired with the right foods. [Read More]

Exploring The Oak Influence: How Barrel Aging Shapes American Craft Whiskey

If you're like most people who have recently joined a craft whiskey club, one of your goals is probably learning as much as possible about the intricate processes behind whiskey-making and the subtle nuances that define the flavor profiles of different craft whiskeys. You probably already know that when you open a bottle of craft whiskey, what you're experiencing is a complex blend of grain, water, yeast, and, of course, time. Yet, perhaps one of the most critical elements in the process is the oak barrel in which the whiskey matures. [Read More]

Planning A Party? Why Serve Flavored Whiskey

If you're planning a party, don't settle on the same whiskey you serve every time. Take things up a notch and serve flavored whiskey instead. Flavored whiskeys let you serve something new to your guests. One of the best things about flavored whiskeys is that there's something for everyone's taste. Also, you can buy whiskey that's already flavored. Or, you can add your own flavors at the party. If you're not sure flavored whiskey is right for you, read the list below. [Read More]

What Is Rye Whisky?

While people tend to think that whisky only means one kind of alcohol, it doesn't. It is more of a category than it is a single thing—all kinds of alcohol fall under the category of whisky. Things like Scotch, bourbon, and rye are all kinds of whiskys. They all have specific requirements they must meet to be called that particular kind of whisky. Rye whisky is no different. So, what is rye whisky?   Rye Whisky [Read More]