View Full Version : Rye and Reg

06-20-2007, 19:33
Can someone give me a quick answer to the difference in taste?

06-20-2007, 21:35
What is Reg? I'm guessing you want comparison between Rye and Bourbon Whiskey?

Rye whiskey follows same standards as bourbon, except primary grain (more than 50%) is rye. With Bourbon, the primary grain is corn.

IMHO, Ryes are more spicy and robust; sometimes peppery and/or dark fruit notes.

06-21-2007, 05:20
I haven't tried many ryes nor do I drink it often but imo it is similar to bourbon in taste and I can definitely agree that there is more pepper/spice in the flavor. Personally I don't find it more robust than bourbon but this may very well change once I've tried a few more brands. I wasn't really trying to compare it to bourbon when I was drinking it but I am often reminded of WT101 when I drink rye. Now that you got me thinking about it I think I will have to have more rye soon so I can see how accurate my memory is, among other things.