Small Rye is Really Big
by Lew Bryson
Rye whiskey is deeply entwined in the history of the United States, going back much further than bourbon. It is said to have warmed the troops of the Continental Army through the long winter at Valley Forge and touched off the last flaring spark of over-exuberant liberty, the Whiskey Rebellion. The country’s savior and first president, the iconic George Washington, may have been recalling a taste he learned while suppressing the rebellion when he established his own rye whiskey distillery in 1797.