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JSmith0515
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Posted: 7/31/2010 8:39:21 AM EST
Saw a bottle of Jim Beam Rye at the store, and never seen it before. I love bourbon, would I like this?
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Posted: 7/31/2010 8:42:02 AM EST
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Rye Whisky must contain a minimum of 51% rye grain, be distilled at less than 80% ABV (160 proof) and be aged for a minimum of two years in new charred barrels. A small amount of straight Rye whiskey is bottled and marketed, but most of the industry production is blended into other whiskies to give them additional character and structure. Canadians frequently refer to their whisky as "Rye," though it is in fact made primarily from corn or wheat.

The Taste: While the best Bourbon is known for a creamy, caramel-like palate, the best Rye whiskey makes its presence known with a spicy, grainy, hard-edged firmness that is distinctive and unique. Usually very dry, with notes of walnut, toasted grain, and black pepper, straight rye has a bold assertive character that has earned it a small but dedicated following among discerning whiskey fans.

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Posted: 7/31/2010 8:48:06 AM EST
I love rye whiskey. I think it is similar to a Canadian whiskey in flavor, its light in color and taste, not as sweet as a bourbon. Just my opinion.
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Posted: 7/31/2010 10:27:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By Xela:
I love rye whiskey. I think it is similar to a Canadian whiskey in flavor, its light in color and taste, not as sweet as a bourbon. Just my opinion.


Indeed. Canadian whiskeys usually have a decent amount of rye in the blend, so that's where that familiar flavor comes from.

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Posted: 7/31/2010 10:28:48 AM EST
I like Old Overholt better than the Beam. Cheaper too.
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Posted: 7/31/2010 10:31:53 AM EST
Good stuff. Jim Beam Rye is my go to whiskey. If I'm feeling rich I'll spring for Sazerac.
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Posted: 7/31/2010 2:56:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By JSmith0515:
Saw a bottle of Jim Beam Rye at the store, and never seen it before. I love bourbon, would I like this?


sweet bourbon
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Posted: 8/1/2010 4:24:53 AM EST
Finding a true Rye Whiskey is like finding a true Potato Vodka - harder than you think. Some of the Canadian Ryes are like Kona Blend Coffee - 10% or less rye by content.

I had some Old Overholt once, liked it, but it's not something you can find everywhere.
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Posted: 8/1/2010 10:08:23 AM EST
I remember as a little kid my grandmother having a bottle of rock & rye around. The entire inside of the bottle was coated in rock candy which was fascinating for a little kid with a sweet tooth. I wonder if they still make such stuff?
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Posted: 8/1/2010 10:22:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By paris-dakar:
Finding a true Rye Whiskey is like finding a true Potato Vodka


Spudka Vodka is good

Rye is my favorite Whisky, its like bourbon but a little drier.
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Posted: 8/1/2010 10:28:45 AM EST
Rye is drier meanining less sweet than bourbon. Also it is spicier.
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Posted: 8/1/2010 10:42:03 AM EST
It tastes like American Pie.
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Posted: 8/1/2010 10:58:26 AM EST

Originally Posted By WhirlyGirl45:
It tastes like American Pie.




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Posted: 8/1/2010 11:03:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By Kalahnikid:
Rye is my favorite Whisky, its like bourbon but a little drier.


Like bourbon, only less so.