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post #31 of 59
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Originally Posted by IUtoSLU View Post
Give them the Sazerac. But, if these are gifts, think about stepping it up to an 18 yr old bottle. Don't give Old Overholt.
This. IU is the resident rye expert, and also, I agree. Plus, the Sazerac 6 bottle is gorgeous. Some have rec'd Wild Turkey -- it is very decent, but the Saz edges it ou
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Originally Posted by Verno Inferno View Post
Isn't it weird how they manage to make old, used bandaid taste pretty good? I had Old Potrero for the first time last year and it blew me away. I think the bandaid flavor (or nose) is really strange but good. What do the smart whiskey people call that? Antiseptic? There's a term other than used bandaid, I'm sure...
It's the malt. It tastes very cereal-y to me. Like dried chocolate. Me likey. But I would not reccomend it as a rye to gift someone. ~ H
post #32 of 59
Saw Hudson mentioned earlier.. very good (hard for me to find) Sazerac = good standby.
post #33 of 59
What's wrong with Canadian Club?
post #34 of 59
This: http://www.nordicbreads.com/?page_id=38

with butter and parmesan cheese + cup of coffee = heaven on Earth.




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What's wrong with Canadian Club?

It is not made from rye?
post #35 of 59
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Originally Posted by fwiffo View Post
What's wrong with Canadian Club?

Besides being bland and flavorless?

I like Michter's a lot, but the Thomas Handy Sazerac is very good this year if you can find it.
post #36 of 59
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Originally Posted by fwiffo View Post
What's wrong with Canadian Club?
Nothing, really. But it is not an American rye -- which is not nationalism speaking, merely that they are not even remotely similar in style. I have CC in my bar. But also a lot of other stuff. Adds to the goodness.
post #37 of 59
I am also a Sazerac fan. However, I also like the Kentucky A.H. Hirsch (a bit hard to find) and endorse Hudson. It is stunning how many bars do not carry any rye.
post #38 of 59
I really like:
post #39 of 59
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Originally Posted by fwiffo View Post
What's wrong with Canadian Club?

Even though we call it "rye," it's not rye. There's quite a bit of corn in most of our whisky. Canadian whisky is great for many things, it's smooth and easy to drink, but it in no way stacks up to a well crafted, true rye whisky.

LD, I've been looking at a bottle of that rye for months now. I might have to grab it.
post #40 of 59
Thanks for everyone correcting me. Popular culture has brainwashed me but that's to be assumed considering my first real binge taste of alcohol was smirnoff ice (not counting all the childhood experiences).
post #41 of 59
As I am getting older, I have become a big fan of two old school cocktails - the perfect Manhattan and the Rusty Nail.
post #42 of 59
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

LD, I've been looking at a bottle of that rye for months now. I might have to grab it.

I recommend it. I also have a bottle of their bourbon. The bourbon is good, but less distinctive than the rye. Some semi-fancy ryes I 've had really just taste like another designer bourbon to me -- they taste perfectly fine, but I end up feeling like there was no point choosing it over another bourbon. The "ryeness" of the BMH is very prominent, in a pleasant way.
Plus I think the bottle/label designs are cool.
post #43 of 59
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Thanks for everyone correcting me. Popular culture has brainwashed me but that's to be assumed considering my first real binge taste of alcohol was smirnoff ice (not counting all the childhood experiences).

Most of us are always happy to spread the word of the gospel of alcohol

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I recommend it. I also have a bottle of their bourbon. The bourbon is good, but less distinctive than the rye. Some semi-fancy ryes I 've had really just taste like another designer bourbon to me -- they taste perfectly fine, but I end up feeling like there was no point choosing it over another bourbon. The "ryeness" of the BMH is very prominent, in a pleasant way.
Plus I think the bottle/label designs are cool.

I know what you're saying about the "ryeness." I find is spicy or what I call "foxxy."
post #44 of 59
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I really like:
Black Maple Hill 23

Delicious

Hey Hunts, Sorry I never responded to your request for a comparison of Russel 6 and Saz 6. I'm purchasing the Russel this weekend and I'll report back.
post #45 of 59
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I know what you're saying about the "ryeness." I find is spicy or what I call "foxxy."

The spicy of quality of a good rye is what makes it special to me as well. It also can add that extra little something to a well done Manhattan.
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