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TimmyBoston
06-01-2006, 00:04
I really love drinking Rye. Currently I own a bottle of Sazerac 18 and a very low bottle of Van Winkle 13. I love both bottlings and am very happy with them, but at their, well for me at least, high prices, I dont like to use them as a daily pour. Does anyone have any recommendations that are slightly less expensive? Or for that matter any recommendations of other premium ryes which are good to have around the house?

Thanks everybody!


Tim

T47
06-01-2006, 00:17
I enjoy WT Rye, and if you can find it Rittenhouse Rye 100 is excellent (I have not tried the 80 proof yet), and for that matter I enjoy Old Overholt. My favorite daily poor, which has a lot of rye in it, is Old Grand Dad 114, not a rye but it sure is prominent, and a good price for me.

chasking
06-01-2006, 08:58
I second the recommendations of Old Overholt and Rittenhouse BIB. Both are (IMO) among the great whiskies, period; unfortunately people don't take them as seriously as they merit because they're so cheap!

BobA
06-01-2006, 10:27
With the exception of never tasting Rittenhouse (although I hope to find it one day), I'd repeat T47's post right down the line. The currently available Michter's 4 year old is pretty good as well.

Although I understand Bulleitt to be even higher rye than OGD, and I enjoy it sometimes, I'd say the OGD is closer to the ryes I enjoy.

Really, there are so few ryes produced, much less available to me, I'd say just try everything you can get your hands on.

Bob

kbuzbee
06-01-2006, 14:18
My vote goes to Wild Turkey Rye. Very tasty.

Ken

Whiskey River
06-01-2006, 16:59
WT Rye would be my choice also.........very tasty indeed!!

CrispyCritter
06-01-2006, 17:53
I haven't tried Old Overholt, nor JB rye. However, Rittenhouse BIB, WT rye, and the 6(7)yo Sazerac are all very fine choices.

TimmyBoston
06-02-2006, 02:20
Guys I really appreciate all suggestions, but please keep them coming because most of the suggestions aren't available in my areaa, unfornately Indianapolis doesnt have a huge spirits selection.

But thanks again for anyone who gives any suggestion.

chasking
06-02-2006, 08:38
Guys I really appreciate all suggestions, but please keep them coming because most of the suggestions aren't available in my areaa, unfornately Indianapolis doesnt have a huge spirits selection.

But thanks again for anyone who gives any suggestion.

Unfortunately, just about every commercially available straight rye has been listed here. The only ones that haven't are well-aged expensive premium ryes, and regional ryes that are only available in certain areas, i.e., Fleishmann's and Pikesville. WT, Beam, Old Overholt, Rittenhouse, Michter's and Saz Jr. are about it when it comes to (relatively) lower-priced ryes. :frown:

I suppose there's always Canadian whiskies, but I don't know much about them and couldn't say which might be analogous to an American straight rye.

bluesbassdad
06-02-2006, 12:16
Mapquest says it's a six-hour drive to Chicago and back. Add another hour for in-town driving and another hour each shopping at Sam's (http://www.samswine.com/) and Binny's (http://www.binnys.com/) . . .

Sounds like a fine way to spend a free Saturday, and you'll return home with a rye/bourbon collection that will place you above the median among StraightBourbonians.

Yours truly,
Dave "Wish I Could Join You" Morefield

luv2hunt
06-02-2006, 22:21
most of the suggestions aren't available in my areaa, unfornately Indianapolis doesnt have a huge spirits selection.

I don't know where you're shopping, but everything they've listed here is available in your area except the Rittenhouse.

Dawn

TimmyBoston
06-02-2006, 23:05
I live on the north side actually in the suburbs (north) and I've been to almost every decent liquor store on that side of town and I can find Saz Rye 18 which I have and Van Winkle got it too. Also there is Beam Rye and WT rye but that's all I can find at the stores around me.

cowdery
06-02-2006, 23:52
So, Dawn, tell him where to go.

(And I mean that in the nice way.)

luv2hunt
06-03-2006, 07:15
Payless Liquors has the OGD 114, Michters Rye, Bulliet and JB Rye. The store in Castleton/Fishers is the largest. The older/converted payless stores have the Old Overholt and you might even find the Fleishmans Rye. I know I've seen the Pikesville, but not sure where.
In the Indy area, the best selections are found at the Payless chain stores, Hamilton Liquors in Carmel, and Kahns. I'm not a rye fan, so I've passed on alot of that on the shelves.

Dawn

TimmyBoston
06-04-2006, 02:25
Payless Liquors has the OGD 114, Michters Rye, Bulliet and JB Rye. The store in Castleton/Fishers is the largest. The older/converted payless stores have the Old Overholt and you might even find the Fleishmans Rye. I know I've seen the Pikesville, but not sure where.
In the Indy area, the best selections are found at the Payless chain stores, Hamilton Liquors in Carmel, and Kahns. I'm not a rye fan, so I've passed on alot of that on the shelves.

Dawn

Thanks Dawn

(You too, Chuck)