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What's your favorite straight rye whiskey bottling?


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So, what's your favorite straight rye whiskey bottling?  

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  1. 1. So, what's your favorite straight rye whiskey bottling?

    • Michter's 10yo Rye Single Barrel
      2
    • Michter's 4yo Rye Small Batch
      0
    • Hirsch Rye
      3
    • Wild Turkey Rye
      1
    • Old Potrero Rye Whiskey
      2
    • Sazerac 18yo Rye
      10
    • Old Rip Van Winkle 12yo Olde Time Rye
      11
    • Van Winkle Family Reserve 13yo Rye
      25
    • Jim Beam Rye
      0
    • The Classic Cask 21yo Single Barrel Rye
      0
    • Black Maple Hill 15yo Rye
      0
    • Rittenhouse Rye
      2
    • Pikesville Rye
      0
    • Old Overholt Rye
      0
    • Other (please post your choice)
      1


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I've only ever tried Jim Beam Rye (the only Rye sold in Australia as far as I know) and Van Winkle 13yo Rye.. My bottle of Sazerac is still unopened. Of the two, I prefer the Beam as an every day drink, keeping the Van Winkle for when I want something special...

Although if the Van Winkle was easily obtained in Australia, I'd definately drink it over the Beam..

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Funny, but though I don't really love (or hate, for that matter) rye-heavy bourbons like OGD and Bulliet, I've never had a straight rye I didn't like a lot.

In order, from what I've had, I'd rank them thus:

<ul type="square"> [*]Van Winkle 12yo Old Time Rye

[*]Sazerac 18yo

[*]Van Winkle Family Reserve 13yo

[*]Wild Turkey

[*]Jim Beam

I'm still looking for Rittenhouse. Old Overholt is available, but just haven't gotten one yet.

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Opened another bottle of VWFRR. I am really enjoying it the second time around. Puzzling. As of yet, it has defied a taste description, this I will have to try more diligently to accomplish the task this weekend. cool.gif

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I've only tried Jim Beam Rye, based on Jim Murray's rave review. I just bought VWFR rye and was wondering: since Van Winkle makes their bourbon with wheat as the secondary grain, is theirs a wheated rye? Or do they use corn like most (all?) of the others?

Matt

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