Category Archives: Rye Whiskey

Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye 2014

Thomas H. Handy Rye (most simply referred to as “Handy” by whiskey enthusiasts) is part of the annually released Buffalo Trace Antique Collection (BTAC). BTAC whiskies consist of famous brands of the whiskey world including George T. Stagg, William Larue … Continue reading

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Old Overholt Rye

Old Overholt Straight Rye Whiskey is one of the least expensive whiskies on the market. It has been around for over a century (literally) and due to its relative value, is the resident house rye at most cocktail bars. Old … Continue reading

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Woodford Rye

BWG has been delving into rye whiskies lately and we’ve steadily been gaining an affinity for the spicier, more herbal characteristics of the style. Woodford Reserve is best known for bourbon but they have a mid-level rye whiskey that is … Continue reading

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Whistle Pig Rye

Whistle Pig, is a distillery that resides on a fully functional 230 acre Vermont farm. The Whistle Pig farm traces its origins all the way back to the 1750’s and the French and Indian war. In the summer of 2013 Whistle … Continue reading

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Gates Circle Liquors and Wines

BWG’s ongoing exploration of the local whiskey scene has brought us to the wonderful Gates Circle Liquor and Wines on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. Gates Circle, a family run business, has been providing spirits and wines to the Buffalo public … Continue reading

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Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13-Yr.

Prior to Prohibition, rye whiskey was the number one preferred whiskey in the U.S. and straight American rye, not to be confused with Canadian rye whisky, has been making a bit of a comeback these last few years. Recently an … Continue reading

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