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    Rye and Reg

    Can someone give me a quick answer to the difference in taste?

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    Re: Rye and Reg

    What is Reg? I'm guessing you want comparison between Rye and Bourbon Whiskey?

    Rye whiskey follows same standards as bourbon, except primary grain (more than 50%) is rye. With Bourbon, the primary grain is corn.

    IMHO, Ryes are more spicy and robust; sometimes peppery and/or dark fruit notes.

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    Re: Rye and Reg

    I haven't tried many ryes nor do I drink it often but imo it is similar to bourbon in taste and I can definitely agree that there is more pepper/spice in the flavor. Personally I don't find it more robust than bourbon but this may very well change once I've tried a few more brands. I wasn't really trying to compare it to bourbon when I was drinking it but I am often reminded of WT101 when I drink rye. Now that you got me thinking about it I think I will have to have more rye soon so I can see how accurate my memory is, among other things.
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