The South Broad ($12), on the Contemporary section of the list, mixes rye with Strega, Lillet Rose, raspberry syrup and lemon.
The Old Fashioned-whether rye or bourbon based-continues to outpace other classic whiskey libations.
The Wet Hot American Sazerac stirs Rittenhouse Rye whiskey with Pineau des Charente, Plantation dark rum, pineapple gomme syup, Peychaud's bitters and absinthe; Parents Weekend has Belle Meade Sour Mash Bourbon, Strega, Don Ciccio & Figli Concerto, lemon, cane sugar and egg white.
"Bourbon is doing extremely well, but rye is just a new vein for the whiskey drinker.'' He traces the trend to the interest in recreating pre-Prohibition era cocktails, many of which are rye-based.
And who's drinking all this rye (and all those cocktails)?
"With the growing interest in high-quality spirits and a surge in contemporary cocktail culture, bartenders and curious drinkers alike are now looking for those bigger, fuller flavors in rye whiskey,'' says Adam Harris, Knob Creek bourbon ambassador.
* Old Portero Single Malt--Produced at the Anchor Distillery in San Francisco, Old Portero is made in small batches entirely from malted rye. The whiskey is double-distilled in pot stills, aged for one year and bottled at a lofty 123.5 proof.
Handy Rye--Added to the Antique Bourbon Collection in 2006, Thomas Handy Rye is produced in very limited production by Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Genetic, developmental, and environmental effects on rye forage digestibility in Florida.
Genetic, developmental, and seasonal effects on rye forage protein content and production in Florida.
Transfer of the Glu-D1 locus encoding high molecular weight glutenin subunits from breadwheat to diploid rye
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