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post #46 of 59
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Originally Posted by marc237 View Post
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.

I prefer my beloved Canadian whisky for my manhattans. Right now, the whisky of choice is CC Sherry Cask, with the much talked about Vya vermouth, and lately I've been using Fee Brother West Indies Orange for the bitter.

on the spicy nature of rye.
post #47 of 59
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
I prefer my beloved Canadian whisky for my manhattans. Right now, the whisky of choice is CC Sherry Cask, with the much talked about Vya vermouth, and lately I've been using Fee Brother West Indies Orange for the bitter.

on the spicy nature of rye.

Interesting on the CC. I will give another chance and see if it works for me. Almost always willing to try something new in a cocktail so long as not sweet.
post #48 of 59
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post
I really like:

This looks very good. I am not a fan of their bourbon; find it to be a bit pedestrian. I'd love to try the rye though, but I haven't seen it at any of the stores in my neck of the woods..
post #49 of 59
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post
This looks very good. I am not a fan of their bourbon; find it to be a bit pedestrian. I'd love to try the rye though, but I haven't seen it at any of the stores in my neck of the woods..

I completely agree with you. I tried BMH's Small Batch Bourbon and found it very uninspiring. This was after I had their 18 year rye which I thought was exquisite. Still one of my favorites even though I'm more of a Scotch drinker.

On the lower end, I got both the Wild Turkey 101 Rye and the Russell's Reserve Rye and found the latter to have a bit less edge (and a lot more vanilla). I would love to see a RR bottled at the same proof of 101, but as it stands, I would lean towards the WT101 for future purchases.
post #50 of 59
I just had the best rye whiskey i've ever tasted. The Old Potrero Hotaling's Whiskey. Seriously, this is something my next level whiskey. I've never tasted such a thing. More info: http://www.anchorbrewing.com/about_u...o_hotaling.htm
post #51 of 59
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Originally Posted by kiya View Post
I just had the best rye whiskey i've ever tasted. The Old Potrero Hotaling's Whiskey. Seriously, this is something my next level whiskey. I've never tasted such a thing. More info: http://www.anchorbrewing.com/about_u...o_hotaling.htm
Rye, you mean? The dried chocolate note that dominates it is awesome, but not something you want in exclusivity.
post #52 of 59
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post
Rye, you mean? The dried chocolate note that dominates it is awesome, but not something you want in exclusivity.

What?
Yes, "rye whiskey" as in whiskey made of rye. I've had many rye whiskies but this is far greater than anything i've encountered yet.
post #53 of 59
Saw the Templeton Rye's at Costco for $32!! in So Cal.

Some other places have it for $30.

The Hudson Rye is really good too.
post #54 of 59
Manhattan's have been my drink of choice for a while now, and I have to say for most whiskey drinks, be they Manhattans, Old Fashioneds, Sazeracs, etc. I think that Rittenhouse Bonded in Bottle is the best Rye whiskey for mixed drinks. It's certainly the best value, is full tasting and a great mixer (and not bad on its own either).

Pikesville tastes too watery for me.

Bulleit is watery with a weird finish.

Knob Creek Rye is pretty good, but more expensive than Rittenhouse BiB.

Hudson Manhattan Rye is very good but $$$.
post #55 of 59

Have you tried the Sazerac 6yo? It has been my favorite for mixed drinks for some time now.

 

~ H
 

post #56 of 59
Old Overholt is my personal favorite. It's $9 at a liquor store a few blocks from me. Up to $16 at a few others not far from me.

High West Double Rye is also good.
post #57 of 59
Rittenhouse is my rye of choice. Love Manhattans--have become my drink of choice. 2oz Rittenhouse, .5 oz sweet vermouth, .5oz dry vermouth, 2 dashes bitters, nice cherry... Delicious.

It's funny... I love bourbon too, but never drink it, because I never have occasion to. If I'm drinking something neat, it's Scotch. If I'm drinking a cocktail, I much prefer the spiciness of rye. Thus, bourbon just never gets drunk...
post #58 of 59

I've got to second the opinion that Russel's Reserve 6 is good - straight with a splash of absinthe (instead of Peychaud's bitters) is most excellant.

post #59 of 59
I like Bulleit and Hudson Rye.
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