OK, even I will admit this is at least mildly disturbing.
In other news, some whiskey facts from en.wikipedia.org:
- AMERICAN RYE WHISKEY In the United States, "rye whiskey" is, by law, made from a mash of at least 51 percent rye.
(The other ingredients of the mash are usually corn and malted barley.) It is distilled to no more than
160 (U.S.) proof (80% abv), and aged in charred, new oak barrels. The whiskey must be put into such barrels
at not more than 125 (U.S.) proof (62.5% abv). Rye whiskey that has been so aged for at least two years may be
further designated as "straight", as in "straight rye whiskey".
Rye whiskey was the prevalent whiskey of the northeastern states, especially Pennsylvania and Maryland, but largely
disappeared after Prohibition. A few brands, such as Old Overholt, survived it. Today Heaven Hill, Four Roses,
Jim Beam, Bulleit, Jack Daniels, Knob Creek, and Catoctin Creek (among others) also produce rye whiskeys, as
does a distillery at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, which sells a version of the rye Washington made.
Rye is currently undergoing a small but growing revival in the United States.
- CANADIAN RYE WHISKEY Canadian whisky is often referred to as "rye whisky," since historically much of
the content was from rye. With no requirement for rye to be used to make whiskies with the legally-identical labels
"Canadian Whisky", "Canadian Rye Whisky" or "Rye Whisky" in Canada, provided they "possess the aroma, taste and
character generally attributed to Canadian whisky", in some cases the corn-to-rye ratio may be as high as 9:1. Most
contemporary Canadian whiskies contain only a fraction of rye, with the exception of Alberta Premium which is one of
the very few whiskies made from 100% rye mash.
In contrast with the US "straight rye whiskey" counterpart, a minimum of 3 years aging in small 700 litres
(150 imp gal; 180 US gal) wooden barrel is required for the "Canadian Whisky", "Canadian Rye Whisky" and "Rye Whisky"
labels, although they need not be new oak, nor charred.
WHAT?!?!?! "POSSESS THE AROMA????", CRAP!!!! AS A CANADIAN, I PROFOUNDLY APOLOGIZE ABOUT THIS NATIONAL TRAVESTY!!!