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    Best Rye Reviews

    I'm curious to know what some of you think about the reviews and selection of ryes in this article from "Drink Spirits".

    http://www.drinkspirits.com/whiskey/best-rye-whiskey/
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    Best Rye Reviews

    I am a big fan of rye whiskey. I have all of those named in the article except for the RR. I absolutely love Handy--fortunately, that is the one member of the BTAC that is always available to purchase around here. I have gone through several bottles of Ritt and Bulleit and like them both quite a bit. I probably have a slight lean to the latter (even though I have several bottles of the Ritt bunkered).

    I still haven't managed to snag a bottle of Saz 18. I passed up a bottle last year, and I still kick myself over that. However, the only reason I passed was that I was walking it the door with 2 bottles of WLW. I went back a few days later and it was gone.

    I have a couple of High West ryes that I enjoy, but I my taste seems to run counter to most when it comes to Whistle Pig. I pounced on a bottle a while back when I happened upon it based upon the glowing reviews that I had read. However, I just don't really care for it. I've tried to like it, but have not succeeded.
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    Re: Best Rye Reviews

    Oh I'll drink any of them if they're free, the only ones I would buy are Rittenhouse or Wild Turkey.
    Last edited by squire; 03-29-2013 at 12:13.

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    Re: Best Rye Reviews

    Good selection, but swapping out the WT and the Michter's and adding one of the High West Ryes and Knob Creek Rye would have made it a better, broader one.
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    Re: Best Rye Reviews

    I've had all the ones mentioned except Whistle Pig, and the only ones I buy now are the RR and the VWFRR, when available.
    If Saz 18 is not too price gouged, I'd probably pop for it, too.

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    Re: Best Rye Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Oh I'll drink any of them if they're free, the only ones I would buy are Rittenhouse or Wild Turkey.
    What?! Did I hear that right? Neither one of these are Beam yellow label. The room is spinning!

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    Re: Best Rye Reviews

    Beam Yellow label happens to be the only rye sold in our small town.

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    Re: Best Rye Reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Beam Yellow label happens to be the only rye sold in our small town.
    It's about the only one I can consistently find where I live too. I think it's very tasty.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: Best Rye Reviews

    I'm a rye fan, although I haven't had the pleasure of trying many of these. I did try WhistlePig earlier this week, and was underwhelmed (especially considering the price). For 10 yrs, I found it unimpressive. Although - I'm a guy who loves Handy and thinks Saz 18 is underwhelming (if that helps disclose my taste).
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