Once upon a time, before the depressing effects of Prohibition, rye whiskey enjoyed widespread acclaim throughout the United States.
However, in the years after the drought, rye's reputation as a subpar spirit only grew.
While bourbon formerly reigned supreme, in the past decade, rye has taken its place as the world's most popular whiskey.
New and old distilleries alike producing their own versions of the fiery cousin to bourbon.
American rye whiskey is defined by its mash bill, which must include at least 51% rye .
Since rye whiskey, unlike bourbon, may actually have flavoring and coloring added to it.