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    Re: Beam Rye

    Neat in a glass or with a splash of water. And I do like it. Has that Old Grand Dad Smell and taste. At least it reminds me of OGD so pick up some of that as well. All four can be found here in Wisconsin for under $20.
    Last edited by HipFlask; 01-05-2008 at 19:58.
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough". Mark Twain

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    Re: Beam Rye

    Neat.

    Too weak to dilute by mixing in a cocktail or with water or soda.

    It's a very nice neat pour, especially before dinner. Spirited stuff.

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    Re: Beam Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by RedVette View Post
    this tastes like...well I'm not sure what it tastes like
    I actually get a bit of . . . peanut butter. Anyone else agree?

    Same with OO, which to me tastes extremely similar. I don't taste this with any other rye. I actually like these two whiskeys once in a while as a novelty, although I agree they are a bit watery.
    Cornman

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    Re: Beam Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_One View Post
    for those that really like it, how do you drink it?
    As HipFlask likes his, neat or with a splash of water. But I also love it in a manhattan - very spicy. Because of its lower proof, I don't use as much vermouth as I do with higher proof whiskeys - about 2.5:1, I'd guess.

    Jeff
    "One never knows, do one?" Fats Waller, American Musician, 1904-1943

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    Re: Beam Rye

    I like it primarily neat. But, I have tried it over ice and it holds up pretty well. I think JB Rye has a nice balance. The rye spice is not overwhelming, and it has a nice slightly sweet finish of bubble gum. Old Overholt is entirely different. It reminds me of flax seed oil.

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    Well, I'm resurrecting the dead with this post, but I just picked up a bottle of Jim Beam Rye for $12.50 here in Idaho yesterday. I drank a glass last night on the rocks with a splash of water and, although I've read several people say on here that they don't care for it, I really liked it. With its low proof, it's really drinkable. I thought it had a great flavor, even if it lacked complexity.

    I think anything under $20 would be a pretty good buy on this bourbon (although I'd rather buy EC12, Fighting Cock, Old Weller Antique 107, or catch Eagle Rare on sale) but for $12.50, it's a downright awesome poor.

    I'm about to grab a cigar, pour a glass, and head to my garage to watch the Cowboys-Giants game and introduce my Dad to Jim Beam Rye and see what he thinks. God bless!

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    Re: Beam Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by hossman777 View Post
    Well, I'm resurrecting the dead with this post, but I just picked up a bottle of Jim Beam Rye for $12.50 here in Idaho yesterday. I drank a glass last night on the rocks with a splash of water and, although I've read several people say on here that they don't care for it, I really liked it. With its low proof, it's really drinkable. I thought it had a great flavor, even if it lacked complexity.

    I think anything under $20 would be a pretty good buy on this bourbon (although I'd rather buy EC12, Fighting Cock, Old Weller Antique 107, or catch Eagle Rare on sale) but for $12.50, it's a downright awesome poor.

    I'm about to grab a cigar, pour a glass, and head to my garage to watch the Cowboys-Giants game and introduce my Dad to Jim Beam Rye and see what he thinks. God bless!
    i'm on a spree of buying way too expensive (but so far, more than worth it!) whiskies!

    but time to grab some bargains...this post reminds me to just go ahead and get a bottle of the JB rye which is only (and always!) $10.99 at a claymont DE store (as is OO). might be a good one to sip while drinking a hoppy brew.
    HUP!

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    Re: Beam Rye

    For me, the ryes are best enjoyed neat and I don't mind the low proof at all (even though with bourbon I prefer 90 or better). Makes this easy to sip and I think it has a sweetness that OO doesn't have and although I think they are similar, they have different things to offer. This was the first rye I had a few years back and it still tastes the way I remembered it...smooth, slightly spicy, but definitely sweet albeit in a different way than KSBW.
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

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    Re: Beam Rye

    the bottle i threatened to buy before Yule is now empty!

    was, yes, a bit watery at 80 proof....but given some (deserved) respect, it offered up some interesting nuances....and DID blend well with egg nog.

    having just bought an on sale WT rye at $17.99 and having tasted this again, i don't know, i'll be glad to pay double for WT rye...never had rittenhouse, but at least i know WT, OO JB, baby Saz and Handy Saz intimately. WT is certainly in the top 2...or 3
    HUP!

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    Re: Beam Rye

    and then there was this:

    http://www.cocktailchronicles.com/20...-the-familiar/

    guess who won (though it's no contest)
    HUP!

 

 

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