American Rye Whiskey Latest Topics

American Rye Whiskey Latest Topics
  • Sorry to start a new thread and clutter the rye board but I'm very inexperienced with ryes. The only one I own is Crown Royal Northern Harvest and from what I've gathered reading here it's not well liked. I have all the ingredients to make a Vieux Carre(actually my wife bought them and I'm hoping to make a good one to wow her) what rye would be a good starter for me and the recipe. Thanks!  

  • First, I have a very uneducated palate and nose. To me, most whiskey tastes like whiskey. I have never tasted tobacco, black raspberry, cardamom, toffee, cherry, nuts, etc. Yesterday my local store had Colonel  E.H. Taylor straight rye, so I bought a bottle for $69.99. Last night I had two pours over about two hours, sniffing, tasting and trying to determine what flavors were there and my overall impressions. I concluded that the CEHT was very similar to regular Bulleit Rye. So tonight I did a side by side comparison of the two ryes. The CEHT has a slightly darker color. The nose on both are very much the same. I thought I detected very slight chocolate and very slight vanilla when I sniffed very lightly. Both smelled like typical whiskey with a deep sniff. Both had mostly a pepper taste and finish. The CEHT maybe was slightly stronger and longer on the finish.    My final impression is that the two ryes are very similar, I could barely tell the difference. I am sure that I couldn't determine which was which in a blind taste test.   A more educated taster would most likely say that I am full of s....   Anyway that is my opinion. I won't be buying any more $69.99 CEHT rye.   Best regards, Jim          

  • So I have a decanter that stays full of Baby Saz. I've been lucky enough to find plenty in stores around me. So far this it one of Mt favorite whiskeys. Aside of blantons, which it a world away in flavor really. My question is the comparison of these two Rye's. A friend of mine suggests I'm missing out. I haven't found the rye in local stores yet. I'll keep looking. What do you all think?

  • High West has a white rye called OMG rye. I think the mash bill is 80% rye, 20% rye malt. I heard that they were aging some, but I haven't heard anything about it lately. Does anyone have any info?   Regards, Jim 

  • Hello All,   Anyone had the pleasure of trying this yet?  I just saw this on the shelves and almost pulled the trigger but, I hit my spending limit.  I wanted to circle back and do some research before diving into a bottle.  I ended up going home with a 4R Private Selection, Russells Reserve Single Barrel and a couple Weller Special Reserves.    Any thoughts on this?  I am pretty sure curiosity will get the better of me and I will end up grabbing one.

  • I don't see, hear, or read much about smoked Rye?  Any insights, recommendations of thoughts?  I would think the smokey earthiness would be a great compliment to a spicy earthy Rye?

  • Hi all,   New member from Utah here. I have been sampling rye for about three years. And I have done quite a bit of research about rye. I currently classify rye into three categories,  One is MGP rye. Way too much rye on the market is from MGP Distillery. Another is Kentucky rye. Unfortunately, most of the rye coming from Kentucky has a pretty low rye content. Third is 100 percent rye. Very hard to find. The only I have found is Old Potrero Straight Rye, 100 % malted rye, which I find to be excellent  Another is Woodinville Micro Barreled Rye. This rye is 20 % malted rye and 80 % un-malted rye. It is aged in eight gallon mini barrels. I find this rye to very good, but it could use more time in the barrel.   Anyway, I think rye should be 100 % rye with at least 20 % malted to please my taste. For me, the MGP stuff is all very similar. And to me, the Kentucky rye seems to be just a dry bourbon.   Please be gentle, I am new to this forum and these are just my opinions.   Best regards, Jim