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THL: What is it?
(ri)1 Rye Whiskey is Jim Beam’s answer to the growing rye whiskey trend. It's a more mellow take on this typically robust, astringent spirit.
THL: Why should you try it?
It meets new rye consumers half-way for a gentle dip into the world of rye whiskeys. It is the perfect rye for tentative bourbon fans not yet prepared to take the full plunge into the peppery, cinnamon spice world of rye. It retains many of the characteristics of a traditional rye, but turns down the dial of both the heat and the spice found in some headier rye whiskeys like High West Double Rye or WhistlePig Straight Rye.
THL: Who makes it?
This whiskey is on of many Beam Global products.
THL: What does it taste like?
bright citrus zest
THL: How should you drink it?
(ri)1 Rye Whiskey is lightly spiced and will work well in a variety of cocktails. There are some bright citrus flavors also at play, which make it particularly well-suited for citrus cocktails.
Tony Abou-Ganim is a world-renowned mixologist, who is recognized for crafting many modern classic cocktails. The Just for Mary cocktail is one of the many delicious cocktails from his book, The Modern Mixologist Contemporary Classic Cocktails.
Just for Mary
2 ounces (ri)1 Straight Rye Whiskey
1/2 ounce Cherry Heering
1/2 ounce Lillet Blanc
2 dashes Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6
Add all ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir for 30-45 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Express orange zest oils over cocktail, and discard zest. Garnish with brandied cherry.
Try one of (ri)1’s signature cocktails that kicks up the spice with Allspice Dram.
(ri)1 Clove & Oak
1-1/2 ounces (ri)1 Rye Whiskey
1/2 ounce Allspice Dram
1/2 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice
1-1/2 ounces Unfiltered Apple Cider
1/2 ounce simple syrup
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 10 seconds. Strain into chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with apple slices.