Wild Turkey Rye is an iconic 90 proof rye whiskey. As America's first distilled spirit, it's steeped in tradition and heritage. Rye whiskey is distinguished from bourbon because it must contain at least 51% rye compared to bourbon, which must contain at least 51% corn. Wild Turkey distilling standards are even more stringent than the US Federal Government, with the North Dakota rye we use having to pass numerous tests for purity, ripeness and humidity. Our rye whiskey has a rich, balanced aroma of vanilla and spice with a unique toffee and peppery taste, making it less sweet than bourbon, but with similar tones of caramel and vanilla. The warm and smoky flavors it's known for make it the favorite with aficionados and new converts alike.