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Very nice rye whiskey?

squidly | May 6, 2008 11:32 AM

Hi there,

I’m looking for some recommendations for a very nice, aged rye whiskey. My boyfriend is turning 30 and getting his Ph.D. all that the same time, so I’d like to get him something special.

At nice bars he’s tried and enjoyed Michter's (not sure if it was the US#1 or the 10-year) and Rittenhouse 21. And recently at Bevmo he was really curious about the Vintage Bourbon Rye 23 y.o.

Also, I just saw that a Chowhound article that recommends the Sazerac 18, Michter’s 10, Black Maple Hill 18, and Rittenhouse 21. (From

Do any of you have strong recommendations for or against any of these? I don’t usually drop this kind of money on booze so I’d like to make an informed decision…

Thanks so much!

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