So i'm almost out of the bourbon i purchased a while back. What other booze is good for having a sip on evenings, other than scotch, because that's a given. Is rye any good? Pic relatively related
>Is rye any good?
That depends on personal preference. Some people like the taste, some people don't. If you've had Canadian whisky you'll get an idea of what you're looking at with rye whiskey, since it's usually made of a relatively high percentage of rye.
Rye has had kind of a renaissance in the last 15 years or so. This is due to its historical significance and that its flavor profile works pretty well in cocktails. I'd rather drink an old fashioned or Manhattan with rye than bourbon.
However, the amount of what would be considered "sipping grade" rye whiskey on the market is still pretty small compared to bourbon. High end bourbon is definitely well established these days but its market is dwarfed by the number of single malt Scotch whiskies out there.
I like gin tonics, so... gin. Bourbon is good for mixing, but I don't think it's worth drinking straight. There's scotch for that. Canadian rye is warming but rough, at the very least, and rye and ginger is enjoyable enough. Don't know about other ryes.
I hate gin, bad experience in my younger days but I'd pick gin, the slight lemon on the tongue is OK
Of course, a good whisky (Scottish single malt) a good vodka is boring to drink neat . I'm Scottish, but Canadian "whisky" is 2nd best
can't go wrong with a Glenfiddich 5 -30yo $40 to $4000
>If you've had Canadian whisky you'll get an idea of what you're looking at with rye whiskey, since it's usually made of a relatively high percentage of rye
This statement is incorrect, it is generally used sparingly as a flavouring grain, as it is for most bourbons, obviously apart from wheaters.
Canadian whiskeys are generally blends of young whiskey and grain neutral spitit (GNS), basically vodka, so they really dont resemble straight rye whiskey at all.
Even though the label "rye" has stuck to canadian whiskey, it is basically tradition.
High rye bourbons are closest to rye, bulleit is an
example of this, it supposedly contains around 30% rye wit the remainder being mainly or all corn, this is why it is a bourbon, and probably why the little bitches around here dont like it, because high rye whiskeys are a little drier, spicier and "harsher" than high corn and wheaters, and are less accessible to the average punter.
I have noticed that there are a lot of hipsters out there that claim they like rye becuase
but dont actually like it, and almost always drink it in a cocktail or prefer to drink sweet bourbons straight.
If you want to imagine the difference between a bourbon and a rye think of the difference in flavour between eating corn bread and rye bread, the sweet corn flavour vs the spicy dryness