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    Old overholt vs Jim Beam Rye?

    Can anyone comment on the differences and which they like better? Same distillery, so they're probably close.

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    Re: Old overholt vs Jim Beam Rye?

    There's not much difference. I've had both, but I prefer the Overholt since it's a traditional PA whiskey name. The Overholt also may be a tad older since it's aged 4 years. I think the Beam rye is only 3 years.
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    Re: Old overholt vs Jim Beam Rye?

    I thought Jim Beam Rye is four years old.
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    Re: Old overholt vs Jim Beam Rye?

    Could be. I thought it was 3, but I certainly could be wrong.
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    Re: Old overholt vs Jim Beam Rye?

    Beam is an NAS, so it has to be at least 4yrs old. Plus, as the 2 most widely distributed Ryes, I'm sure they're both only 4 years old.

    Same mashbill, same age, same price. These are the same damn products. Although some will say they could be from different parts of the warehouse.

    I would be curious as to whether Rye is made at Clemont, Boston, or both. Then an actual argument could be made as to a difference.

    (This should be in the Rye forum.)

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    Re: Old overholt vs Jim Beam Rye?

    I dislike them both, equally well.

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    Re: Old overholt vs Jim Beam Rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by ebo View Post
    I dislike them both, equally well.
    I agree. I can't imagine why you would get either when there are other good inexpensive ryes out there.

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    Re: Old overholt vs Jim Beam Rye?

    I just figured it'd be good for mixing.

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    Re: Old overholt vs Jim Beam Rye?

    Moved to the Rye forum guys...

    As for the topic, I like them both when I'm looking for a not too complex, simple Rye drink. I also use both for mixing either Rye and coke or making Old Fashioned...

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    Re: Old overholt vs Jim Beam Rye?

    They are pretty much the same now. When I first got to try both in the mid 90's both were way better products and they were totally different from each other. I read some where they each use a different yeast.

 

 

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