About (ri)1 Straight Rye Whiskey
(rî)1 whiskey is a premium whiskey produced by Beam Suntory. It is a blend of several different age statements of a minimum of 4.5 years. It is a uniquely smooth and sophisticated whiskey. “The deliberate blending of several different ages creates a higher proof; spicy, yet lighter rye taste; and long, luxurious finish…” (producer).
(rî)1 has spicy yet approachable flavors with a distinctive profile due and a luxurious and striking finish. Bottled at 92 proof, this modern spirit is enjoyed best in cocktails. It is has light, and spicy flavors with a long, luxurious finish.When enjoyed straight, the nose offers a gentle, peppery nod to its rye heritage. Cut with water, the scents of dried fruit and cinnamon push to the front, providing a rich palate experience.
Packaged in a distinctive glass bottle this whiskey received a Double Gold medal at the 2009 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, a Gold medal at the 2009 International Review of Spirits, and a Bronze at the Beverage World's Global Packaging Awards in 2008.
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As American as the bald eagle, rye whiskey was first brewed in the American Northeast in the 1600s. Even George Washington distilled it after leaving the Oval Office, so there’s no way of denying its origin.
It’s distinguished from bourbon for its original and unique spicy notes.
By law, rye whiskey must be made from at least 51% rye grain, aged in new and charred oak barrels for at least two years, and bottled at no more than 62,5% ABV.
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