It's no surprise that Jim Beam, producer of the best-selling Kentucky bourbon in the US, also makes the best-selling American straight rye whiskey. Jim Beam Rye, a.k.a. Beam Yellow Label, is made using the lawful minimum of 51% rye in the mash but is aged for four years, double the minimum standard. If you like whiskey but find bourbon too sweet, then give Jim Beam Rye a try. It's a drier, slightly sweet whiskey with more of a focus on spice and heat. If you aren't one to drink whiskey straight or on the rocks, try using Jim Beam Rye in an Old Fashioned.