Tag: rye whiskey

The Negroni/Boulevardier/Americano

The Negroni is a classic cocktail featuring just three ingredients: gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, a bright red apéritif with a bittersweet taste. If gin’s not your thing, substitute bourbon or rye whiskey and you’ll have a Boulevardier. Or leave out…

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The Perfect Turkey

If you are still looking for the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving, well, I can’t help you. But I can offer this delicious Manhattan made with Wild Turkey. This recipe – called a “perfect” Manhattan because it uses equal amounts of both sweet and dry…

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Woodford Reserve releases rare ryes

The 2011 edition of Woodford Reserve’s Master’s Collection, a Rare Rye Selection, is starting to hit stores. For this edition, Woodford Reserve first created a 100 percent rye whiskey. That in itself is unusual, master distiller Chris Morris told me; very few craft distillers…

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Buffalo Trace Antique Ryes

Let’s continue the tasting of the Buffalo Trace 2011 Antique Collection with the two rye whiskeys: Thomas H. Handy Sazerac and Sazerac 18 Year Old. Thomas H. Handy Sazerac Straight Rye Whiskey 6 years old; 128.6 proof Aroma: Vanilla, hints…

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Jim Beam Rye

Our Jim Beam Sampler Pack Adventure concludes today with a taste of Jim Beam Rye. Jim Beam Rye Four years old; 80 proof Aroma: Grassy, lots of grain, spicy Taste: Spice, vanilla, lots of alcohol, soft finish  Verdict: I have to…

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