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Whisky Index : American Whiskey - Rye

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Whisky Magazine Issue 124

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American Whiskey - Rye

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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.

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.

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...

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.

World Whiskies Awards 2010 - World's Best American Whiskey - Winner

Rittenhouse Straight Rye 100 Proof
Rye - U.S.A. - 50.00%
7 A hundred American proof makes for a powerful whisky, but this is big and bold in flavour, too. I don't remember it being such a sensuous whiskey. A reborn giant? I'll look for it on Rittenhouse Squar...

Rittenhouse Straight Rye 3 Years Old 2006
Rye - U.S.A. - 40.00%
7 A solid enough performer,but lacks brio.

Rittenhouse Very Rare 25 Years Old
Rye - U.S.A. - 50.00%
8 A great example of an old rye. One to savour.

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.

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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.


 

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