My first bottle of rye: Russell's Reserve Rye. I think I like it. Not a fran, too much "grass" in this rye. My favorite ryes are Thomas Handy Sazerac, Michter's, and PVW. Then again, I am a total no0b when it comes to rye, so take that for what it's worth.. Having a double of Eagle Rare 17 year old. Long week and just found out I am being asked to take a new job, tons more responsibilities, in a "fix it" role similar to what I just finished doing for the last 2 years except in a different area..