Rye whiskey is unlike any other type of liquor. Sometimes it's smooth and spicy, the type of drink you might grab for on a cold autumn evening. Other times, it's a kick-you-in-the-pants kind of spirit.
Rye whiskey is a type of whiskey made with a high percentage of rye as its main grain. Strong and complex, this spirit has notes of spices, herbs, oak and rye throughout the mouthfeel and finish. All we can say is that this whiskey's robust tastes are not for the faint of heart!
To get the most out of the flavor, start out by sipping it neat. Most people find it difficult to like rye's earthy flavor. Adding water or ice may help, but if you're genuinely interested in the complexity of this whiskey kind, forgo both and taste it the way the distiller intended.