rye whiskey

When discussing rye whiskey, it can often be confused with Canadian whisky, which is sometimes also called "rye" and sometimes even labeled as such, even though it rarely has much rye in it. For our purposes (and hopefully yours as well) any time we refer to rye whiskey, we are refering specifically to the American Product. The rules for American rye whiskey are essentially the same as for bourbon, with the key differentiation being that rye must be made from mostly rye (51% or more). This produces a fairly distinctive sharp spice component. If you think of the difference in flavor between rye bread and corn bread, you sort of have the idea of the character differences between rye and bourbon (although its not that pronounced).

The following recipes on this site use rye whiskey:

rye whiskey, dry vermouth, pineapple juice,
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Amer Picon, maraschino liqueur,
De La Louisiane
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, absinthe, Peychaud's bitters,
rye whiskey, Dubonnet, Cointreau, Peychaud's bitters, orange twist, lemon twist,
Fancy Whiskey Cocktail
rye whiskey, Angostura Bitters, simple syrup,
Fourth Regiment Cocktail
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, Peychaud's bitters, celery bitters,
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Amer Picon, orange bitters,
Little Italy
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Cynar,
rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Angostura Bitters,
Monte Carlo
rye whiskey, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters,
Old Fashioned Whiskey Cocktail
rye whiskey, simple syrup, Angostura Bitters,
Red Hook
rye whiskey, maraschino liqueur, sweet vermouth,
brandy, rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, Angostura Bitters,
absinthe, simple syrup, Peychaud's bitters, rye whiskey,
sweet vermouth, rye whiskey, absinthe, Angostura Bitters, orange bitters,
rye whiskey, Lillet blanc, Angostura Bitters,
rye whiskey, rum, port, Angostura Bitters, orange bitters,
Vieux Carre
rye whiskey, brandy, sweet vermouth, Benedictine, Peychaud's bitters, Angostura Bitters,
Ward 8
rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice, grenadine,