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Posted: 5/1/2011 4:26:56 PM EDT
I have only tried two kinds, Jim Beam and Wild Turkey. Does anyone have other suggestions? I actually like rye better than bourbon, it seems "drier" in flavor. Plus Boagie mentions it in several of his films. From what I understand many of the founding fathers were fond of the drink as well (notably Washington) as bourbon had not come into it's own as of yet.

Suggestions welcome.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 4:32:15 PM EDT
Jim beam rye makes a great old fashioned.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 4:40:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cajun78:
Jim beam rye makes a great old fashioned.


I actually have some sweet vermouth on hand, not a bad idea.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 4:44:03 PM EDT
Ri 1 is great

Just had several Bullet Rye Manhattans last weekend.


Link Posted: 5/1/2011 4:48:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 4:48:19 PM EDT
I've tried the Wild Turkey Rye, it's not bad but I prefer bourbon.

Best description I have read of the flavor compared to bourbon is "peppery".


Steve
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 4:52:40 PM EDT
I have been drinking jim beam rye the last couple of months. I like it. Have not explored any others. Goes good with beer.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 4:53:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cajun78:
Jim beam rye makes a great old fashioned.


I tried it neat, was not impressed. Killed the fifth though
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 4:57:19 PM EDT
There is a complexity to a good rye that you just can't get in most whiskeys.  I find myself torn between good American Rye and Irish Whiskey
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:08:05 PM EDT
I love Gibsons 12 year old finist It is a Canadain Rhy whiskey
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:14:38 PM EDT
Sazerac and Bulliet are my go to brand. Had some Beam the other day and it just doesn't compare at all. Almost tastes watered down.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:16:04 PM EDT
Templeton Rye from Templeton, Iowa.
Yes indeed.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:17:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 45_nut:
I love Gibsons 12 year old finist It is a Canadain Rhy whiskey


Good to know,  a friend told me Canadian whisky's have a higher rye American stocks.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:18:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Finca:
Templeton Rye from Templeton, Iowa.
Yes indeed.


Indeed? Sadly I live in a state where the gov controls liquor sales. Our choices are limited, and that one is not on the menu.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:19:02 PM EDT



Originally Posted By I_am_Dan:


Ri 1 is great



Just had several Bullet Rye Manhattans last weekend.







I found Bulleit Rye a few weeks ago. Pretty good.



The stores in MN don't seem to be big on rye, but a few do carry Russell's, it's worth a try.



If you can find it, Sazerac 18yo is ...awesome.



m



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:20:43 PM EDT
Back when I drank a lot of Beam I aspired to collect 1 of each bottle they made. Drank a 750 of rye, but never bought any more so don't guess it made much of an impression on me.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:27:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By warp_foo:

Originally Posted By I_am_Dan:
Ri 1 is great

Just had several Bullet Rye Manhattans last weekend.



I found Bulleit Rye a few weeks ago. Pretty good.

The stores in MN don't seem to be big on rye, but a few do carry Russell's, it's worth a try.

If you can find it, Sazerac 18yo is ...awesome.

m
 


Thanks for the links.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:28:32 PM EDT



Originally Posted By Pault:


Bulliet has a high rye content, I love it


Bulliet has a new Rye whiskey out.



Bulleit 95 Rye is made from 95% rye.



 
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:34:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/1/2011 5:34:26 PM EDT by Uhwarrie]
Originally Posted By VacaDuck:

Originally Posted By Pault:
Bulliet has a high rye content, I love it

Bulliet has a new Rye whiskey out.

Bulleit 95 Rye is made from 95% rye.
 


I'm intrigued, Bulleit is popular at the re-enactments I go to. I would love to taste their rye.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:35:49 PM EDT
Rye is good.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:48:15 PM EDT
Evan Williams FTW. A little rye doesn't hurt. Can't go overboard.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:50:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Finca:
Templeton Rye from Templeton, Iowa.
Yes indeed.



I grew up in the county where that was made in local, hidden stills during prohibition and where it is made (legally) today.  GrandDad used to tell us that when he was a young man (21-25ish) he made a few extra bucks stashing jugs of Templeton Rye in his oats bin on the farm.  

Late at night a car would deliver it, then several days later a different car would come & retrieve it, moving it on it's way to Al Capone in Chicago.  Capone really liked it and called it "the good stuff".

I have two unopened, special-lable bottles celebrating Templeton's 125 year anniversary 3 or 4 years ago.  One bottle is marked Barrel Number 1, Bottle Number 66.  The other bottle is from Barrel Number 4.

Both would go for well over $100 each on ebay, I'm guessing, as I saw a regular labled bottle from a newer batch recently at $102.

/hijack
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:51:54 PM EDT
I haven't met a whisky I didn't like.  Some I like more, some I like less.


/prefer gin for some reason.  
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 5:56:15 PM EDT
Rye is good for fighting, getting cowgirls horny, and fighting. I don't drink it anymore.
Link Posted: 5/1/2011 6:15:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By slicknick:
Rye is good for fighting, getting cowgirls horny, and fighting. I don't drink it anymore.


Sir, you under estimate this whisky.
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