Crater Lake Reserve Rye Whiskey

Crater Lake Reserve Whiskey is made with all American grown rye and aged three years in new, charred American oak. Subtly sweet at the onset, rich notes of toffee give way to a distinct peppery finish. Its higher proof and pronounced rye flavor are the perfect match for complex cocktails or the serious whiskey enthusiast.

Additional Information

96 proof
48% ABV


Gold Medal – San Diego Spirits Competition

Gold Medal – Seattle World Whiskey Day

Gold Medal – San Diego Spirits Festival

Silver Medal & 85 Points – USA Spirits Ratings

Featured Cocktails



Espresso Old Fashioned

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  • 2 oz Crater Lake Rye Whiskey
  • .75 oz Crater Lake Hazelnut Espresso Vodka
  • 3 dashes of Angostura or coffee bitters
Mix ingredients in cocktail mixing glass with ice, and stir 25-30 times to dilute. Strain over fresh ice; garnish with an orange peel, twisted over the glass and rubbed around the rim.

Thin Mint Shots

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  • 3 oz Reserve Rye whiskey
  • 1 oz Chocolate sauce
  • .5 oz Frosted Mint syrup
Shake ingredients over ice, then strain into shot glasses. Makes 4 shots.

Campfire Whiskey Sour

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  • 2 1/4 oz Crater Lake Spirits Rye Whiskey or Reserve Rye Whiskey
  • 1 6 inch rosemary stock
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz dark maple syrup
In a cocktail shaker, combine the rye, lemon juice, and maple syrup. Light the sprig of rosemary on fire and add to the shaker still lit. Cap the shaker and let stand for 30 seconds so that the mixture can infuse with smoke. Fill the shaker with ice; cap and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with the remaining rosemary sprig.

Cranberry Old Fashioned

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Lightly muddle 4-6 cranberries in a pint glass. Add ice, then add the whiskey and syrups. Shake, and strain over fresh ice. Garnish with fresh cranberries.

Maple Sour

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  • 2 oz Crater Lake Rye or Reserve Rye Whiskey
  • 2 oz Lemon juice
  • 2 oz Maple syrup
Shake and pour into rocks glass with ice.

Light Infantry

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  • 2 oz Crater Lake Reserve Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Lillet
  • .5 oz Cocchi Vermouth de Torino
  • 4 dashes of Orange bitters
Shake ingredients over ice, and strain into a chilled martini or coup glass. Twist an orange peel over the glass for garnish.