Rye whiskey is a type of distilled spirit made from fermented rye grain. It is known for its bold, spicy flavor profile and is often used in classic cocktails such as the Manhattan and Old Fashioned. Rye whiskey is made in a similar manner to bourbon, with a mash bill containing at least 51% rye grain, distilled to a maximum of 80% alcohol and aged in charred oak barrels. The aging process can range from 2-10 years, with longer aging resulting in a smoother, more complex flavor. Rye whiskey is a popular choice among whiskey connoisseurs and is considered a staple of American whiskey culture.