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Whisky Index : American Whiskey - Rye

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American Whiskey - Rye

Rock Town Arkansas
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.00%
7 Difficult to class this sample in the whisky category. Some odd maturation and/or finish? Too bitter for my palate.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Russell's Reserve Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A classic rye. Bartenders, this is what you need.

Sazerac 16 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
4 A very very classy mature rye. Highly recommended for the decadent boulevardiers among you.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Sazerac 18 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A big, rye experience.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Sazerac 18 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Another Rye Whiskey ? The nose is a bit dour but the palate is more balanced. An interesting character.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Sazerac 18 Years Old Bottled Fall 2007
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 More of a sipper than a cocktail rye.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Sazerac 18 Years Old Straight Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A trifle sophisticated for my tastes, but a very fine rye whiskey.

Sazerac Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
7 Balanced and controlled.

Skip Rock Rye Whiskey
Rye - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 A fabulous nose. Maybe more time in the cask might have helped the palate.

Sonoma County Cherrywood Rye Whiskey
Rye - U.S.A. - 48.00%
6 This should have been given a lot more time in the cask, it's been bottled far too early and thus it's very difficult to evaluate because of the impurities that haven't been removed by the oak.

Stein Distillery Ram Rye 2 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 Good spirit –but please keep it in cask for longer.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Thomas H Handy
Rye - U.S.A. - 64.30%
8 Another fine example of why rye has been undergoing a resurgence.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Thomas H Handy
Rye - U.S.A. - 64.50%
8 An unusual floral profile for a rye. But delightful. What a nose!

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Thomas H Handy
Rye - U.S.A. - 0.00%
8 Not for the fainthearted.

Triticale Whiskey A Rye Wheat Hybrid
Rye - U.S.A. - 44.00%
7 A lovely, complex nose but the oak gipped the palate a little too much.

Van Brunt Stillhouse Rye Whiskey Lot #4 Small Batch
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 This is not to my taste...so onward to the next one.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

Van Winkle 13 Years Old, Family Reserve Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 47.80%
8 Showing its age. It seems to have lost a little liveliness but, if you were as rich as this, would you care?

Whistle Pig 10 Years Old Straight Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 50.00%
7 It packs a wallop but too intense for me.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

WhistlePig 15 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 A brilliant rye. If the nose had the clarity and intensity of the rye that the palate did, it would be running for Editor's Choice.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World 12 Years
Rye - U.S.A. - 43.00%
8 Great balance of spirit and wood.

WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Madeira Finish
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Although the alcohol balances the sweetness, I think it's one for those of you with a sweet tooth!

WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Port Finish
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 A late harvested wine cask finished rye whisky? It's dangerously drinkable!

WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey Old World Series: Sauternes Finish
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 If you like it fat and simple, then this is right up your street

Wild Turkey Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 50.50%
8 The wildness of 101, tempered with the extra rye, makes for a very distinctive whiskey.


 

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