Events

Dozens of bars, bakers, brewers and distillers hosted Rye Week events throughout New York State.  Read features on the Rye Week in the New York Times and Gothamist.

New York Distilling Company events are located on the Rye Rumpus page.

Rye Week 2019 Events

Friday October 4th

Tasting with New York Distilling Company, 5-8pm

Juice Box Wine & Spirits
1289 Prospect Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11218

Thursday October 10th

Empire Rye Tasting with Van Brunt Stillhouse, 5-8pm

McCabe’s Wine & Spirits
1349 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10021

Friday October 11th

Empire Ryes Whiskies 2019, 10am – 4pm

New expressions of Empire Whiskey from multiple distilleries – New York’s own whiskey style!
Union Square Greenmarket
14th St at Union Square
New York, NY 10003
Cost: Free
Contact: info@nydistilling.com

Empire Rye Tasting Event featuring Kings County Distilling, New York Distilling Company, and Van Brunt Stillhouse, 5-8pm

Gnarly Wines
150 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Single Barrel Tasting with New York Distilling Company, 5:30-8:30pm

Greene Grape
765 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Saturday October 12th

Celebrations of New York Rye, 10am – 4pm

Rye grains and products featuring New York rye!
Union Square Greenmarket
14th St at Union Square
New York, NY 10003
Cost: Free
Contact: info@nydistilling.com

Rye Week Launch Party featuring New York Distilling Company and Van Brunt Stillhouse, 5-8pm

Bottlerocket Wine & Spirits
5 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011

Tuthilltown Spirits New York Rye Week Celebration, 1-6pm

Tuthilltown Spirits
14 Grist Mill Lane
Gardiner, New York 12525
More Info Here

Sunday October 13th

Most Rye-teous Party at Van Brunt Stillhouse, 4-9pm

Van Brunt Stillhouse
6 Bay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Monday October 14th

Barrow’s Intense Rye Week Happy Hour with Van Brunt Stillhouse, 3-6pm

Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room
Industry City, 86 34th Street, C134
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Wild Ink’s Rye Week Industry Night Featuring Hudson Whiskey, 5 – 9pm

Wild Ink
500 W 33rd St Fl 5,
New York, NY 10001

Tuesday October 15th

Rye Week Special Event with Tom Potter, 6-9pm

Unlimited Ragtime Rye whiskey cocktails, smoked rye beer, and fabulous rye-based bar food. $60
Runner & Stone
285 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Space is limited! call 718-576-3360 or reservations@runnerandstone.com

Van Brunt Stillhouse Rye Party at Hometown BBQ, 6-9pm

Hometown BBQ
454 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Barrow’s Intense Rye Week Happy Hour with Breuckelen Distilling, 3-6pm

Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room
Industry City, 86 34th Street, C134
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Wednesday October 16th

Pastrami On Rye, 6-9:30pm

AFood Karma Projects presents Pastrami on Rye, a featured event of New York’s Third Annual Rye Week! On October 16th, join us to sample the world of rye with rye whiskey, farm beers, breads, and more! ll-inclusive food and drink tasting: whiskey distillers, farm brewers, bakers, and chefs will come together for an all-inclusive tasting event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Biba of Williamsburg
110 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Cost: $55 | Tickets

Empire Rye Tasting, 5-8pm

Sussex Wines & Spirits
300 E 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

Barrow’s Intense Rye Week Happy Hour with Taconic Distillery, 3-6pm

Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room
Industry City, 86 34th Street, C134
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Thursday October 17

Great Ryes of America, 6:30-9:30pm

Fabulous collection of the best rye whiskies available, including: Arbikie Scottish Rye, Balcones Rye, Basil Hayden Dark Rye, Basil Hayden Caribbean Reserve Rye, Dad’s Hat Rye, Journeyman Rye, Kilbeggan Small Batch Irish Rye, Knob Creek Rye, Mister Katz’s Rock & Rye, Old Overholt Bonded Rye, Old Potrero Rye, Pikesville Rye, Ragtime Rye, Ragtime Rye-Applejack Barrel Finish, Ragtime Rye-Bottled In Bond, Rittenhouse Rye – Bottled In Bond, Roundstone Rye, Russells Reserve Rye, Sagamore Double Cask Rye, Sagamore Signature Rye, Templeton Rye, Whistle Pig Rye, Wild Turkey Rye
New York Distilling Company
79 Richardson Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cost: $25 |
Book online now!
Contact: info@nydistilling.com

Barrow’s Intense Rye Week Happy Hour with Black Button Distilling, 3-6pm

Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room
Industry City, 86 34th Street, C134
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room Takeover Series, 6-8pm: Black Button Distilling

On Thursday, October 17th, Black Button Distilling will be taking over the Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room for a Rye Week distillation class! Join us from 6-8pm to learn how rye whiskey is made and follow along as Head Distiller Jason Barrett distills a one-of-a-kind Empire Rye. You will also have the opportunity to taste through Black Button’s full portfolio, like their Four Grain Bourbon, Empire Rye, Citrus Forward Gin, Bourbon Cream, and more. Tickets for this class are $10 and include one free specialty cocktail of your choice.
Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room
Industry City, 86 34th Street, C134
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Reserve your spot here!

Rye Week Extravaganza at Kings County Gatehouse, 6pm

Featuring a flight of Empire Rye, Peated Rye, and a Bottled in Bond Empire Rye Single Barrel. There will be cocktails featuring White Rye. Plus beer, food, music and a bottle raffle.

The Gatehouses at Kings County Distillery
299 Sands Street
Brooklyn Navy Yard, 11205

Empire Rye Tasting, 5-8pm

Brooklyn Wine Exchange
138 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Empire Rye Tasting, 5-8pm

Le Grand Triage
1657 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10028

Friday October 18

Barrow’s Intense Rye Week Happy Hour with New York Distilling Company, 3-6pm

Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room
Industry City, 86 34th Street, C134
Brooklyn, NY 11232

New York Rye Whiskey Tasting with New York Distilling Co. and TBD, 5-8pm

Brooklyn Wine Exchange
138 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Empire Rye Tasting, 5-8pm

Michael Towne Wine & Spirits
73 Clark Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Winter Rye Planting, 12pm

Oligan Distilling
918 Albany Shaker Rd
Latham, NY 12110

Saturday October 19

Barrow’s Intense Rye Week Happy Hour with Kings County Distillery, 3-6pm

Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room
Industry City, 86 34th Street, C134
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Coppersea Distilling PX Sherry Cask-Finished Single Barrel Empire Rye Release Party,12pm-7pm

Coppersea will celebrate the release of a three year old Empire Rye that was finished in a Pedro Ximenez sherry cask from Spain. Featuring live flamenco duo Mario Rincon + Andreas Arnold.
Springtown Tavern at Coppersea Distilling
239 Springtown Rd.
New Paltz, NY 12561

Autumn Equinox Celebration, 4-8pm

Empire Rye Whiskey Association tasting and sale
Rye Beers tasting and sale
Rye grains for Sale

Better Man Distilling
161 River Avenue,
Patchague NY 11772
Cost: $5
Contact: abby@thebettermandistillingco.com

Empire Rye at Union Square Market, 8am-5pm

Union Square Greenmarket
E 17th Street & Union Square W
New York, NY 10003

Empire Rye at Morningside Park Down to Earth Farmers Market, 9am-5pm

Morningside Park
237-331 Manhattan Avenue
New York, NY 10026

Empire Rye Tasting, 5-8pm

Table Wine
79-14 37th Avenue
Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Tasting with New York Distilling Company, 5-8pm

Il Vino Torchino
80 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Sunday October 20

Barrow’s Intense Rye Week Happy Hour with Standard Wormwood Distillery, 3-6pm

Barrow’s Intense Tasting Room
Industry City, 86 34th Street, C134
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Friday October 25

Tasting with New York Distilling Company, 5-8pm

Michael Towne Wine and Spirits
73 Clark St
Brooklyn, NY 11201