I love all whiskeys. Scotch. Irish. Bourbon. Rye. Canadian.
I’ve recently tried two rye whiskeys. Russel’s Reserve (which I like, but I think is too woodsey) and Rye 1.
Rye 1 is quite possibly the smoothest whiskey I’ve ever had.
One sucky thing about living in Oregon is the state-run liquor store. It’s hard to find one with much of a selection of high end stuff. I can get the popular high end, but when it comes to the really high end artisan whiskeys, I’m usually out of stock.
I’ve asked a handful of people if they like rye, and almost every single one said no. I wonder how many actually have tried rye. Percentage-wise, there’s very little of it on the shelf, and except for the two I tried, I wouldn’t be able to name one brand.