Tennessee whiskey is produced from three types of grain - corn, rye and malted barley - alongside water and yeast. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye whiskey dials up the rye content to 70% of the grain providing an added level of spiciness to the blend full of sweet, soft fruit and layered with pleasant oakiness.
What is difference between bourbon and rye whiskey?
By law, in the United States of America, bourbon must be produced from a mix of grains, known as a mash bill, containing at least 51% corn. This mix makes for a sweet rounded whiskey with fruity characters. The mash bill of rye whiskey however must contain at least 51% rye grain. This makes for a spicier taste while still maintaining the characteristic notes of sweetness and fruitiness.
How to drink rye whiskey
Rye whiskey is full of character so suits being sipped neat or over ice in your favorite whiskey tumbler. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye is versatile to use in whiskey cocktails and long drinks such as a Manhattan or Rye & Dry.
Rye Manhattan - 50ml Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye, 25ml Sweet Vermouth, 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters®, Cubed Ice. Build in a mixing glass over cubed ice and stir for 10-15 seconds. Strain and serve straight up in a chilled cocktail glass, garnished with and orange twist.
Rye & Dry - 50ml Jack Daniel's Tennessee Rye, 100ml Dry Ginger Ale. Mix together in a tall chilled highball glass with lots of cubed ice.