Power. Flavour. Structure. Spice. These are some of the words that will spring to mind when you sample a delicious American rye whiskey. Though some find the initial taste challenging, American rye will mature like no other whiskey, creating a taste this is simply unforgettable. Many rye whiskies over in the US are used to create wonderful blends - but when sampled alone, rye whiskies can be just as rich and flavourful. The rules and regulations for rye whiskey are similar to that of bourbon or Tennessee whiskey – they must contain at least 51% rye, and they must be distilled at less than 80% ABV, before being matured in white oak casks for at least two years. In following this process to the letter, distilleries all over America are creating bold, daring and dynamic rye whiskies that are beloved all over the world.