NEW PRODUCT RELEASE: Five & 20 Empire Rye


In 2015, six leading New York State distilleries banded together to create a consortium dedicated to establishing a whiskey style for the Empire State. Empire Rye pays homage to New York State’s pre-Prohibition rye whiskey-making heritage and a testament to the ingenuity and industriousness of its contemporary distillers. This whiskey was to be as distinctive, precisely crafted and held to as high a standard as any of the illustrious whiskey styles in the world. (Source:

Five & 20 Spirits is proud to join this band with our very own Empire Rye, now available to taste and purchase at our Westfield, NY location.

You can learn more about the creation of Empire Rye in our region from Edible Western NY, which covered the “Resurgence of a New York whiskey” in an article featuring Five & 20 distiller, Joe Nelson.