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Rittenhouse is great, it's my go-to for whiskey-based cocktails.
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How does Old Overholt (27 € / liter) compare to Rittenhouse (40 €/ liter)? How about Pikesville Rye (about the same as Rittenhouse)? FWIW, the Rittenhouse is the 80 proof.
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Old Overholt is great as well--and comes in a liter size. It's my go to for parties. I've only ever had the Rittenhouse 100 proof. I do like it a bit better than the Overholt, but honestly have thought of switching to the Overholt a couple of times as my "default" rye as, aside from the alcohol, they are very close IMO. Haven't had the Pikesville one.

Given that price differential, it's definitely worth trying the Overholt.
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Old Overholt is great as well--and comes in a liter size. It's my go to for parties. I've only ever had the Rittenhouse 100 proof. I do like it a bit better than the Overholt, but honestly have thought of switching to the Overholt a couple of times as my "default" rye as, aside from the alcohol, they are very close IMO. Haven't had the Pikesville one.

Given that price differential, it's definitely worth trying the Overholt.

Have you tried Bulleit rye? It's been my standard well rye for awhile, but I haven't tried Overholt or Rittenhouse.
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So, I need some alternatives for well bourbon. Not too expensive, Woodford Reserve is already a premium mixer at 45 € / liter. Currently using Four Roses, 20 € / liter, which is about as good as it can get regarding QPR. I like Maker's Mark ok, and will pick up a bottle at 19 € (0.7 liter), but it's not great either. Elijah Craig 12 is also on budget. I remember it as being not very versatile, but I think it may be a good mixer for highballs (ginger ale). If you guys got some recs, let me know.

Speaking of which, bourbon highball right now. And a Cuba Libre or "Pimm's" Cup (wanna try the improvised recipe) afterwards.

 

I am in the same boat, as I have been using Woodford in a 1.75 and it is too steep. I am thinking of Evan Williams Black maybe.

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This is a great photograph. That looks like cocobolo, which is not a common wood.

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Anything with Campari in it. This mostly means Negronis or Boulevardiers. So great with the hot weather.

 

Lucien Gaudin also, perhaps? I also do a Campari, quinquina, Mezcal drink which is great.

 

~ H

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I am in the same boat, as I have been using Woodford in a 1.75 and it is too steep. I am thinking of Evan Williams Black maybe.

Could go Buffalo Trace, although not so much cheaper than the Woodford.
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I am in the same boat, as I have been using Woodford in a 1.75 and it is too steep. I am thinking of Evan Williams Black maybe.

Evan Williams is a great well option, about the best price to quality ratio you'll find anywhere in the world of liquor. I'm never without a bottle, the stuff is too useful.
post #12398 of 14431
Even cheaper than Four Roses (18 € vs 20 € per liter)! Will try Evan Williams Black. I'll also try Buffalo Trace (34 € per liter as opposed to 43 € for the Woodford). Speaking of Buffalo Trace, has anyone tried Old Charter 101? Apparently it has lots of rye in the mash bill too.
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I'm still a bit confused as to why no other major distiller sells something similar to Pimm's #1. Plymouth tried (Fruit Cup), but they just sell it at their distillery.
Just found this: http://www.sipsmith.com/summer-cup



Aaaand it's only four times as expensive as Pimm's #1. Has anyone tried it? Sounds very interesting but come on, 50 cl for 30 €?
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Evan Williams is a great well option, about the best price to quality ratio you'll find anywhere in the world of liquor. I'm never without a bottle, the stuff is too useful.

I haven't used the Black much recently, going for rye much more often in cocktails. Evan William Single Barrel is a staple though, very good price:quality ratio. Good enough to drink straight even if you're a whiskey person, cheap enough that you don't mind using it for cocktails or handing out to less discriminating friends.
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Keep in mind that Old Overholt is the exact same distillate as Jim Beam rye so if you can get a better deal on the Jim Beam grab it.
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Keep in mind that Old Overholt is the exact same distillate as Jim Beam rye so if you can get a better deal on the Jim Beam grab it.

Good point, there are really only a few places that actually distill rye whiskey. And yeah, Beam produces Overholt as well. Haven't compared them to see if they taste the same, but that's a great point.

Strangely, Bulleit is actually mass produced by one of the huge contract distillers--MGP maybe? Clearly, they blend and age it, but still, somewhat surprising to me.

Also, in general, I think rye is one of the best QPR liquors around. Overholt or Rittenhouse (and probably Beam as well) are very good, and quite affordable, at least in the US. A liter of Overholt is, what, $22?
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It's like that latest and greatest US whisky that is actually made in Alberta Canada. We're just seeing in whisky what has been going in vodka for years.

Whistlepig Farms...just remembered the name.
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Vodka is a giant marketing exercise. Personally, I can't stand the stuff anyways.
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I have taken a shine to vodka martinis with bacon stuffed olives. What horrifies me though is the number of places that want to give you straight vodka in a cocktail glass if you order one. I've had chippie bartenders tell me they've never heard of someone actually wanting vermouth in their vodka martini. Pretty much same goes for gin except you're more likely to get a couple drops of vermouth swirled in the glass and dumped.
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