Quote Originally Posted by Trey Manthey View Post
I can't believe I still haven't done this shootout yet. Every time I run out of Ritt BiB (which is often, it's my house rye), I grab a bottle of 354 from a place I know that has a bunch. However, I don't even know which one I like better yet. I suppose I'm just programmed to assume that the new stuff is always worse.

That said, I never drink the stuff neat, so that exercise would be pointless for me. It's always in a cocktail at my house, so I'll probably a blind cocktail tasting soon, which I've never done. Old Fashioned, Manhattan, and my latest favorite, the Nirvana. My guess is that I won't be able to notice a difference.
That was my experience. Even in a rye heavy cocktail I did not find any noticeable difference. Will be curious to know what you think.

i do think doing a SBS neat is worth doing as well as a cocktail taste off!