Crater Lake Straight American Rye Whiskey


A true American rye whiskey, Crater Lake Straight American Rye revives the tradition of pre-prohibition small town family brands. Distilled from 100% rye grain then aged in American Oak to a rich honey color, this classic spirit starts smooth with notes of creamy toffee and vanilla, followed by peppery spices and a soft oak character.


Additional Information

80 proof
40% ABV
750 ML


Double Gold Medal – Seattle International Spirits Competition

Gold Medal – International Craft Competition

82 Points/Silver Medal – USA Spirits Ratings

Silver Medal – Denver International Spirits Competition

Silver Medal – The North American Bourbon & Whiskey Competition

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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Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously until well chilled. Strain into your shot glasses. Makes 4 shots.

Cold Kicker

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Muddle lemon in a mug, then add tea and honey. Add whiskey or vodka and stir until well combined. Garnish with a lemon wedge and cinnamon stick.

Blackberry Sour

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  • 2 oz Crater Lake Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Lemon juice
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • 1 oz Simple syrup (if using simple syrup below, cut to .75 oz)
  • 4-6 fresh blackberries muddled OR .75 oz Blackberry simple syrup
Muddle blackberries and add the rest of the ingredients to a pint glass with ice. Toss back and forth in a shaker to chill, and pour entire drink into rocks glass to serve. Garnish with a lemon slice.

Rye Chai

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  • 1.5 oz Crater Lake Rye or Reserve Rye Whiskey
  • 1 oz Black Scottie Chai concentrate
  • .5 oz Lemon juice
  • Club Soda
Combine first three ingredients in a cocktail glass, stir, then add ice. Top with club soda, stir, and garnish with a fresh lemon slice.

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.

Sisters Sunset Shot

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  • .75 oz Crater Lake Rye Whiskey
  • .25 oz Blackberry syrup
  • .25 oz Lime juice
Pour ingredients in the above order into shot glass. Pour the last two onto the back of a spoon to slow the pour and to allow the liquids to layer. Watch how to make it here.

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.

Poison Apple Martini

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  • 1.5 oz Green Apple syrup
  • 1.5 oz Lemon juice
  • 3 oz Crater Lake Rye Whiskey
  • 1-2 oz Salted Caramel Sauce
Combine lemon juice and green apple syrup in small glass, and set to side. Shake rye and caramel sauce over ice until cold and caramel is incorporated. Strain into chilled martini glass, and pour green apple mixture down the side to layer. Serve with green apple caramel sucker. Watch how to make it here.