A Brief History Of Rye Whiskey

This is a somewhat wry look at the history of rye whiskey. My pun is fully intended.

In terms of the rye whiskeys that I’ve actually tried, they include Bulleit, Wild Turkey (not a fan), Woodford Reserve, Old Henry Clay, Sazerac, and Michters. I really am not sure if they are Maryland ryes or Pennsylvania/Monogahela ryes.

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  1. Rye whiskey, rye whiskey, rye whiskey I cry
    If I don't get rye whiskey I surely will die
    Jack of diamonds, jack of diamonds, I know you of old
    You've robbed my poor pockets, Of silver and gold
    Whiskey, you villian, you've been my downfall
    You've kicked me, you've cuffed me, But I love you for all
    They say I drink whiskey, my money is my own
    And them that don't like me can leave me alone
    I'll eat when I'm hungry, I'll drink when I'm dry
    And when I get thirsty I'll lay down and cry
    It's beefsteak when I'm hungry and whiskey when I'm dry
    Greenbacks when I'm hard up and heaven when I die
    Baby, oh baby, I've told you before
    You make me a pallet, I'll lay on the floor
    If the ocean was whiskey and I was a duck
    I would dive to the bottom and never come up
    But the ocean ain't whiskey, and I ain't no duck
    So I'll play the Jack of diamonds and trust to my luck

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