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    Beam Rye

    Yuck? Just having my first sample, and this tastes like...well I'm not sure what it tastes like, but I'm pretty sure I don't like it.

    Anybody else?

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    Re: Beam Rye

    I don't like it either.
    Another one to avoid is Old Overholt, Beam also makes it.
    They probably come out of the same barrel.
    ovh

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    Post Re: Beam Rye

    I have never tried it, for several reasons. It is available in Alabama, but they can keep it.

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    Re: Beam Rye

    I've never been a fan of the Beam Rye although I remember it having some esteemed advocates here. Maybe Gary or Chuck? Can't remember exactly but there are some who like it. I prefer the WT Rye. Or the Rittenhouse, of course. The Old Overholt, on the other hand, has always been all right by me. Particularly the older 86 proof bottles.

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    Re: Beam Rye

    JB Rye may be my favorite sipping whiskey. It's so easy to drink, it's dangerous. I like it much more than WT Rye, OO, or RR Rye. I think JB Rye is a great whiskey.

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    Re: Beam Rye

    I recently posted that I'd just finished off my first bottle of JB Rye, and wouldn't be in any particular hurry to replace it. (And I do like rye whiskeys, having tried WT, Saz Jr, and Michter's.)

    Well, I lied. After learning that they have changed the label, I bought another of the original Screaming Yellow Zonker label bottles and tucked it away. I don't really expect it to be worth anything someday, but it might at least become a good conversation piece.

    So I'll amend my original statement to say that I won't be in any particular hurry to open another bottle of JB Rye.

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    Re: Beam Rye

    Wild Turkey Rye has become one of my favorites. I do however enjoy Old Overholt and Jim Beam Rye. They are what they are. 10 dollar whiskys.

    Chris

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    Re: Beam Rye

    It wasn't me, although I've been meaning to pick up a bottle of Jim Beam rye. Over the Christmas holiday I had several drinks of its stablemate, Old Overholt, and I must say it didn't make much of an impression on me one way or the other. It was not offensive but I wasn't making yummy sounds either.

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    Re: Beam Rye

    I'm one of the fans of Jim Beam rye. I really like it, although it isn't a ten dollar whiskey around here - more like $15. I love the nose especially, but I agree with Martian - it's seductive. Lots of taste of the fresh spirit, matured but without too much overlying or interfering oak influence. I like it much better than Old Overholt, which is not very similar IMO, despite also being from Jim Beam. For one thing, I believe that they use a different yeast, perhaps the original OO strain.

    As I have posted here several times before, it was Jim Murray's description of it in his 1998 Complete Book of Whiskey ("one of the world's super-great whiskeys") that pushed me into my appreciation of whiskey, especially American whiskey.

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    Re: Beam Rye

    for those that really like it, how do you drink it?

 

 

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