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    Default Wow! - Rye Whiskey

    On another thread someone posted a video on Kessler Whiskey, which lead to some video reviews on whiskeys of the 19th century still in production. One of those is a Kentucky straight rye whiskey called "Old Overholt." I had to try it. Tried it neat and made a Manhattan with it (supposedly the way a Manhattan should be made). Now I'm quite fascinated with rye whiskeys.

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    oh yea, love me some rye

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    I very much enjoy an occasional glass of Templeton.
    I generally am a Scotch drinker, and I do not care for most other whiskeys. I find, however, that the rye whiskey has more flavour and subtlety than your standard corn, barley, whatnot mash.

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    I've had Rye a few times, and thought it was pretty decent. I am also a scotch drinker, and have said this before, but once you drink scotch, it's hard to go back to anything else in the whiskey department. I drank a bottle of Old Overholt Rye, and have also tried Wild Turkey and Jim Beam's Rye. I found Rye to be a bit sweeter than any other type of whiskey. I stumbled across an article in a men's magazine last summer which said that Rye is making a comeback and it's "trendy" or "cool" to order rye in a bar. I, for one, do not need a magazine's help to determine what's cool or what isn't.

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    I am at the other end of the spectrum, from cool or trendy. Old Overholt is a good value. It taste great for a bottom shelf whiskey.

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    Rye whisk(e)y is fantastic for mixed drinks. I tend to keep two bottles on hand at all times. Old Overholt being one and the other I splash around trying out other ones.

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    Maybe a little drier, more sophisticated? Definitely different from the sweeter, rounder bourbons I've been enjoying. I've acquired a taste for the single malts (Lagavulin my favorite) and the blends. This rye adds another dimension to the rotation. I'm relatively new to the world of distilled "whiskey" and it just gets better.

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    Lagavulin is excellent my friend. I have a bottle of that in the kitchen. I think that once one has gotten into the single malts, they gravitate towards the Islay Scotches. Laphroaig and Ardbeg are up there for respected scotches too...

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    The Rye and Coke is a Canadian Staple. Forget the beer, let's bust out the Rye.

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    I'm a big fan of the rye. Always have a bottle on hand to make my Old Fashioneds, usually Overholts or Wild Turkey. If I want to spend some $$, then I'll get Sazerac. It's rare to find a bar that carries it, and they will use bourbon to replace it in drinks that specifically call for it, such as the Old Fashioned and Manhattan.

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