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Whisky Index : American Whiskey - Rye

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American Whiskey - Rye

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291 Colorado Whiskey Single Barrel Colorado Rye Aspen Stave Finish Barrel #210
Rye - America - 47.50%
8 Very tasty indeed. It's simply expressed, but the avours are wonderful.

291 Colorado Whiskey E Batch #3
Rye - U.S.A. - 62.30%
7 So floral on the palate it almost verges on soapy.

A. D. Laws Secale Straight Rye Whiskey
Rye - U.S.A. - 50.00%
7 You can't hurry maturation.

A. D. Laws Secale Straight Rye Whiskey, Single Barrel Cask Strength
Rye - U.S.A. - 66.00%
8 Young, but entertaining.

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Bulleit Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 An excellent rye, keeping the perfect balance between sweet and sour, fruit and oak.

Copper Fox Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
6 An uneasy mix between spirit and wood.

Corsair Ryemageddon
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.00%
8 Assertive, the spirit isn't being pushed around by the oak.

Dark Horse Renunion Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 44.50%
8 I found this slightly strange but I like it.

George A. Dickel's Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 45.00%
8 Pleasant, spicy and very drinkable indeed.

Grand Traverse Distillery Ole George Straight Rye Whiskey
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.50%
7 Could be used as a cocktail ingredient. Like it has been matured in Swedish Sauna Pine Wood.

High West Whiskey Double Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.00%
7 Bold and well made. For me maybe just needs a bit more sweetness but worth a look.

Hudson Maple Cask Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.00%
7 The nose is floral to start with then shifting to that fish oil note which disappears at times. The palate is completely different, certainly wood driven.

Jack Daniel's Resed Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 Cunningly released at the same time as the new Coldplay album, this is easy drinking to compliment easy listening.

Jim Beam Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00%
6 Lacks personality and complexity.

Jim Beam Straight Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 I have always had a sneaking admiration for this whiskey, and have long wondered why it is not more widely available. It is as though the Jim Beam family quietly accommodates its crazy cousin.

Lion's Pride Dark Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00%
6 Handy if you need to clean your nails I suppose.

Lion's Pride Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00%
6 Yet more immature whisky on the market - why? It's not doing the distiller, or the consumer any favours.

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Michter's Barrel Strength Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 54.00%
9 An example of fine American spirit.

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Michter's Straight Rye 10 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 46.60%
8 Intense! Some may find it too dry and bitter, but to me, its fun!

Old Overholt Canadian rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 Originally from Pennsylvania. For years, the only reasonably accessible rye. I would have liked it to be more extrovert, to say: “I'm a rye, whether you like me or not, and I'm coming out of the clo...

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Pikesville Straight Rye Whiskey
Rye - U.S.A. - 55.00%
8 It's a bit hardcore this one. If you have an allergy to bitter spices then I'd pass.

Pikesville Supreme Straight Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 An old classic, originally from Maryland. Emphatically a rye, though in this instance that grain is in fruity mood, rather than being overtly spicy.

Pikesville Supreme Straight Rye
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 More well-mannered than Iremember.

Rittenhouse Bottled-in-Bond Straight Rye 4 Years Old 2005
Rye - U.S.A. - 50.00%
7 This is a clever, tricksy rye. Worth a look.

Rittenhouse Rye 21 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 50.00%
7 Rye is a love or hate thing. I happen to love it. I usually prefer my ryes young, this works.


 

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