This is very good rye whiskey. It never pretends to hide its rye-ness, but still manages to remain balanced through the finish.
- Jimbo, SoCal, 25th Jul '12
If Manhattans are one of your favourite cocktails, then this is the perfect base. Hard to find a better or smoother Rye.
- MB, 13th Jun '12
Not readily available here in the UK, so had not seen it before. It was recommended as a good rye and having tasted wild turkey and decided it wasn't for me, I decided to give this a go without tasting it.
Really glad I did! Great flavour and very smooth. There is an undeniable comparison with Jack Daniels but think of how you'd like and imagine JD _should_ taste and this would be it, IMO.
Very, very drinkable.
- FM, 28th Mar '12
I drink whisky. I love variety. My current favorite is Talisker, but the different flavours of this delicious straight rye means that currently I alternate.
- packrat, 16th Mar '11
Rye is not bourbon granted , indeed as most people who have just learned about bourbon via their first foray into wikipedia Jack Daniels is also not a bourbon too, but for all all intents and purposes its an American whiskey, argueing the semantics of where it is pidgeon holed is pointless. Lets just say I agree its a superb rye spicy and sharp, the best rye that I know of.
- anonymous, 2nd Jul '10
I am a big rye fan and this is a wonderful whiskey. The zesty lemon nose is fresh with a hint of orange peel and the taste is sharp with just the right amount of spicyness. For the price, this is hard to beat. Just got to add, why are people confusing this with bourbon(I'm looking at you Richard Murfin)? Straight Rye is NOT Bourbon nor is it a type of Bourbon. They are legally and physically different.
- Martin Shillitoe, 22nd Apr '10
I drink Bourbon, and only Bourbon, but I was Persuaded to try a few Rye Whiskeys. I was pleasently surprised by this Beauty. It is smooth and tastes real good. The only drawback I can find is, for some reason the bottle gets empty very quickly!
- Mark (Cornwall), 12th Feb '10
Its very special, not a typical bourbon, mild pepper and spicy, its a superb whiskey which as mentioned only has one downside - its availability. When i lived in Queensland it was readily available strangely. Richard Murfin.
- anonymous, 25th Jan '10
Please! More stock, a.s.a.p.
- Diamat, 18th Apr '09
the only negative about this rye is the limited availability. So very different in terms of taste and body from the mainstream bourbons but so very rewarding. My first venture into the ryes and as yet unsurpassed to double the price for my palate. Lovely and memorable
- Oscardog, 19th Jan '09
unbelievable! the guy above is from the States and it took him 40 years of doing JD before he discovered JIM BEAM! Hello! knock knock! anybody there?! holly god!
- anonymous, 10th Jan '09
After nearly 40 years of suffering through bottle after bottle of Jack Daniels, with a few snobby jaunts into the single malt realm, i found Jim Beam. I thought that this had to be the very best whiskey in the entire world... then, i tried Jim Beam Rye and have found something that i simply buy in the case lot, so i never fear running out.