Rye July

All July & August 2021


Charity Raffle

Your chance to win a bottle of Van Winkle Family Reserve 13-Year-Old Rye, NOLA dining voucher, or Sazerac cocktail kit.

Van Winkle Family Reserve 13yr Rye NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

After an eight-year-hiatus, the rare Van Winkle Family Reserve 13-Year-Old Rye is back in Australia and as part of Rye July (& August), NOLA & Starlight Children’s Foundation have teamed up for a very special charity raffle. Just 12 bars have received a bottle of this liquid-gold whiskey valued at $1,400. So don’t delay, there’s just 300 nips to go round the country!

Click the button below to enter the raffle for your chance to win a bottle of the Van Winkle Family Reserve 13-Year-Old Rye, a $250 NOLA bar & dining voucher, or one of three Sazerac Cocktail Kits valued at $190 each – tickets are $10 per entry with all proceeds going to Starlight Children’s Foundation supporting sick kids in Australia. Entries close 7.59pm AEST 25th August and the winner will be announced online and at NOLA’s Special Edition Whiskey Wednesday in Barangaroo on 25th August.

Competition Terms & Conditions apply. Find out more via the button below.


Cocktail Specials

Rye whiskey reimagined with our three Rye July cocktail specials. Click on each cocktail name below to learn more!

NOLA Rye July Cocktail Specials

Whether you’re a seasoned Rye aficionado or just starting to get into this fine tipple, our Rye July Cocktail specials are guaranteed to expand your horizon when it comes to American whiskey.

Cosy up at our bar with water views over Jones Bay Wharf or lounge in our French Quarter this Rye July (& August) and enjoy one of three cocktail specials available for a limited time only.

sgt. pepper’s highball
smokehouse sour
scrolled fashioned

Bookings in the bar are available for groups between 5-20 guests – contact us via the button below! For all smaller groups feel free to just walk in.

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Ultimate Rye Flight

Some of the rarest and most sought-after rye whiskeys available in the Southern Hemisphere. Which one will be your fave?

Ultimate Rye Flight at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

With more than 600 bottles, our American Whiskey collection has been constantly evolving since 2017 now being one of the largest collections of American Whiskey in the Southern Hemisphere.

To celebrate Rye July (& August), NOLA’s Whiskey Ambassador, Scott Allan, has put together a Rye Whiskey Flight like no other. For $125 you can taste your way through four highly sought-after American Ryes. Which one will be your favourite? The Colonel E.H. Taylor Straight Rye Bottled-in-Bond, Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Rye, Sazerac 18yr Rye, or the Van Winkle Family Reserve 13yr Rye?

Click the button below to view detailed tasting notes for the Ultimate Rye Flight and all of our other ever-changing whiskey flights.

tasting notes

Ryemisu Dessert Special

We’re putting the Rye in Tiramisu! Did you know it literally means ‘pick me up’ in Italian? Guess Rye does that too!

Ryemisu Dessert Special NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

Who said Rye July (& August) can’t taste sweet? NOLA Smokehouse and Bar’s Executive Chef, Troy Spencer, has made the impossible possible and created a New Orleans-inspired version of the traditional Italian dessert.

Just in time for Rye July (& August), you’ll be able to indulge in our Ryemisu (Rye Tiramisu) made with finest Rye whiskey, chestnut liqueur and candied pecan. Available all July & August for $16 a pop as part of a sit-down lunch or dinner in the Smokehouse, or when lounging in the bar or French Quarter.

Click the button below to make a booking for lunch or dinner in the Smokehouse.

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Rye Whiskey Wednesday

Our fourth Whiskey Wednesday will be held on 25th August with Geraint “Gee” David and Buffalo Trace Distillery Rye Whiskeys.

NOLA Whiskey Bar in Barangaroo

To top off our months of Rye July (& August), Geraint “Gee” David will guide you through the Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Rye Whiskeys, including Sazerac, E.H. Taylor and the extremely rare Van Winkle Family Reserve 13yr Rye.

As usual at NOLA’s Whiskey Wednesdays, our entire whiskey selection will be 25% off, plus on top of our phenomenal Smokehouse menu we’ll be serving our special Whiskey Wednesday $25 250g Pork Rib Plates with Chips & Slaw again.

At the height of the evening, the winners of our charity raffle for Starlight Children’s Foundation will be drawn and announced in-venue by Gee.

Bookings for NOLA’s Whiskey Wednesday(s) are available for larger groups however walk-ins are encouraged.

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