Welcome to the Straightbourbon.com Forums.
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Bristol UK.

    Bourbon after Rye

    Hi everyone.

    Have recently been really getting into Rye whisky - especially Sazerac 18 and Pappy Van Winkle 13, but have noticed Bourbon's that I really love taste funny afterwards:

    Too corny and oily - its almost as if I can no longer taste their rye content afterwards.

    This effect lasts about an hour.

    Has anyone else noticed this ?

    Cheers, Bamber

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Birmingham, AL

    Re: Bourbon after Rye

    If you are drinking a spicier whiskey then go to a lighter, it can definitely affect your tastes. Same thing with wines. You go from light to heavy in order to blend your tasting experience a bit better. Maybe try rinsing your mouth with seltzer water if you just can't wait to get back to the bourbon after the rye. See if that helps. I do that sometimes when I've got a big tasting day.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Bristol UK.

    Re: Bourbon after Rye

    Thanks for the advice.

    The thing is though, this was *really* pronounced - and it only seemed to effect Bourbon. Scotch seemed unaffected.

    Anyway cheers,




Similar Threads

  1. Rye-recipe bourbon from Stitzel-Weller?
    By TNbourbon in forum History
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-31-2006, 16:37
  2. Rye vs Bourbon
    By Whiskey Willie in forum Other American Whiskey Tastings
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-15-2006, 06:08
  3. Bourbon bottlings with rye-heavy mashbills
    By Bourbaki_Bourbon in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-04-2004, 21:25
  4. Bourbon versus rye question
    By Ghoste in forum General Bourbon Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-15-2004, 15:19

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Back to top