to date I've only had three Ryes:
- VWFRR (it's my favorite whiskey ever, of any type...)
- Baby Saz (fantastic, another staple in my home bar)
- Rittenhouse (decent, don't recall the details other than ~$14/750)
if any such consensus can be reached, I wonder what Rye most of you would suggest that's clearly as good (or better) than VWFRR and Baby Saz - yet also clearly different from each?
does such an animal exist?
I generally don't care for WT Bourbons, with the Rare Breed being in my "it'll do/I'm ambivalent" category, so I worry I won't like the Rye.
I have little doubt that the BTAC Saz 18 is good, but for the time being it may be too close to the others I like to satisfy my curiosity.
and the Handy is the only other one of the BTAC group I haven't had yet - but I wonder whether or not it's is different enough from VW & Saz.
I've never had any of the older and more expensive Rittenhouse expressions, nor any of the boutique 20-something-yr Ryes either.
so what do you guys/gals think, anything jump out as a must try?