Rye was a favorite spirit in the United States prior to Prohibition. Since then, only a few producers have continued making rye but it is making a comeback. In 2007, Master Distiller Jimmy Russell and his son Eddie released Russell’s Reserve Rye.
Russell’s Reserve Rye is a light tawny, almost golden color with a nose of cherry, orange, dusty oak and spices. On the palate, the Russell’s Reserve is a lighter rye with flavor notes of cherry, orange, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cigar with a slight peppery finish.
Try Russell’s Reserve Rye in your favorite pre-Prohibition cocktail, such as the Sazerac, a New Orleans favorite.