Under another topic, Gillman opined that the VanWinkle Family Reserve Rye is the best straight whiskey in America today.

Note that he said "best straight whiskey," not "best straight rye."

I seconded the motion, saying that as much as I hate to be that definitive, I probably agree. "Best" is always a slippery concept, but for everyday drinking enjoyment VanWinkle Family Reserve Rye is hard to beat. It is the only whiskey I can't stand to be without.

My Dad likes it too.

But let's not build it up too much, because it's still nicely priced.

Any comments here under the appropriate topic heading?