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4 Rye-Based Beverages to Try

Although bourbon and Tennessee whiskey get most of the attention in these parts, rye has been gaining popularity among bartenders and appearing in home bars.

Written By:  Chris Chamberlain

Photographers:  Supplied

Although bourbon and Tennessee whiskey get most of the attention in these parts, rye whiskey is actually the base for many original versions of classic cocktails, including the Manhattan and the Old Fashioned. The spicy brown spirit has been experiencing a bit of a renaissance of late, gaining popularity among bartenders and appearing in home bars.

Lynchburg’s Jack Daniel’s is the oldest distillery in Tennessee, and Pennington Distilling Co. in Nashville is one of the newest, but both of them have chosen to feature rye whiskey as their latest releases. For Jack, this is the first new whiskey recipe in wide release from the distillery since the 19th century, while, at Pennington, their Davidson Reserve Rye is their debut product for the new spinoff from the already successful SPEAKeasy Spirits.

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1 - Rye Ball

Ingredients:
1 ½ oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye
½ oz fresh lemon juice
½ oz simple syrup (1:1 sugar:water)
2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Soda water

Directions:
Shake (or build in glass and stir) all but soda. Strain into highball glass with ice. Top with soda. Garnish with lemon wheel.

2 - Nashville Skyline

Ingredients:
2 oz Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Rye
½ oz Carpano Antica Formula
½ oz Giffard Creme Peche de Vigne Peach Liqueur
2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Directions:
Add ingredients to cocktail shaker over ice, and stir until cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

3 - Black Walnut Boulevardier

Ingredients:
1 oz Davidson Reserve Rye Whiskey
1 oz Campari
1 oz sweet vermouth
2-3 dashes Black Walnut Bitters
Luxardo cherry garnish

Directions:
Combine ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker, and stir for 15 to 20 seconds, until chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a Luxardo cherry.

4 - TN French Quarter

Ingredients:
1 oz Davidson Reserve Rye Whiskey
½ oz brandy
½ oz sweet vermouth
3-4 dashes Peychaud's bitters
Splash of Benedictine

Directions:
Mix all ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Stir and pour into rocks glass.

Nov 2017



 

As seen in the November 2017 issue

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