A good old fashioned whiskey?

bfreebern

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#1
I had my first old fashioned at Ruth's Chris and really enjoyed it. Any suggestions on a whiskey? Thinking about trying to find Bulleit or something similar. Not much of a straight whiskey drinker, just can't do it.
 

Brickhouse

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#5
Bulleit Rye is one of my favorite "go to's". I always keep two bottles at the house. You can almost always find it at any restaurant or bar as well. It's solid every single time.

They just came out with a Bulleit Rye 12 year.....and it's ridiculous good, but it's harder to find and usually not in bars/restaurants. But the standard is damn good.
 

mjolnir01

El Cañón de Latón
#6
Solid x2 on Bulleit Rye. I've been trying to branch out into ryes lately, and Bulleit neat really hits the spot for me. I'm not a mixed drink guy, but I have to assume it'll make a solid component in your Old Fashioned.
 

The Black Cloud

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#7
Solid x2 on Bulleit Rye. I've been trying to branch out into ryes lately, and Bulleit neat really hits the spot for me. I'm not a mixed drink guy, but I have to assume it'll make a solid component in your Old Fashioned.
Have you had Templeton rye? I haven't had it in a while but I remember it being very good. I think High West has a very good rye. It's another one I have but haven't touched in a long time.
 

mjolnir01

El Cañón de Latón
#8
Have you had Templeton rye? I haven't had it in a while but I remember it being very good. I think High West has a very good rye. It's another one I have but haven't touched in a long time.
Templeton Rye & Angel's Envy are on my radar thanks to a recommendation by another CP BOTL. High West is now on the list too... thanks!
 

golfgar

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#11
High West is one of my favorites as well. I like the campfire. Templeton is really good and much easier to find these days. Same with Angels Envy.. Pretty sure I saw both at Costco yesterday.
I’ve been using the Double Rye for Manhattans. Maybe I’ll try it in an Old Fashion.
 

Brickhouse

J.C. Newman owes me royalties.
#12
I feel the need to say that I'm a huge rye fan. Meaning, I can't gaurantee everyone will like rye in their Manhattan's or Old Fashion's, but being that I have about 50 bottles of rye whiskey....about 50% of my stock, I like it neat, rocks, or in a cocktail.

Some find the boldness/spiciness of rye to be too much, I do not. I think it's fantastic and certainly adds a component to a cocktail you don't get with standard bourbon.

To each his/her own.
 
#14
I feel the need to say that I'm a huge rye fan. Meaning, I can't gaurantee everyone will like rye in their Manhattan's or Old Fashion's, but being that I have about 50 bottles of rye whiskey....about 50% of my stock, I like it neat, rocks, or in a cocktail.

Some find the boldness/spiciness of rye to be too much, I do not. I think it's fantastic and certainly adds a component to a cocktail you don't get with standard bourbon.

To each his/her own.
I only take my Manhattans with rye. I'm not a bourbon guy and I'm of the understanding the traditional recipe calls for rye.
 

AVB

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#16
I feel the need to say that I'm a huge rye fan. Meaning, I can't gaurantee everyone will like rye in their Manhattan's or Old Fashion's, but being that I have about 50 bottles of rye whiskey....about 50% of my stock, I like it neat, rocks, or in a cocktail.

Some find the boldness/spiciness of rye to be too much, I do not. I think it's fantastic and certainly adds a component to a cocktail you don't get with standard bourbon.

To each his/her own.
A correct Manhattan is made with RYE. Jeez, you have as much rye as I do.
 

DePasta

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#17
Dan, have you tried the 1792 High Rye? It's my current favorite high rye bourbon. It's fantastic.
yes, I have and it is very nice, Barton is starting to turn out some nice ones.

Speaking of Barton, I had been on the search for a Bottled in Bond to help complete my collection for some time. Finally tracked down the elusive Tom Moore BiB (95% have never heard of it), it is made by Barton and only sold in Texas as a 1.75. Last night I mixed up and old fashioned with it and it was very good. 1792 BiB is very similar.
 
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