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Rye Whiskey in Worcester Area?

CodCakes Apr 20, 2011 07:13 AM

I was wondering if anyone knows of a bar or restaurant that serves rye whiskey. I've found it in several liquor stores, but have yet to see it in a bar. Anywhere in a 30 mile radius of Worcester would be best. Thanks!

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    KazamaSmokers RE: CodCakes Apr 20, 2011 09:22 AM

    The Greyhound in Kelley Square.

    1. bagelman01 RE: CodCakes Apr 20, 2011 09:31 AM

      I would assume yu could get Canadian Club, Seagram's VO or Crown Royal in almost any bar or restaurant in Worcerester., If you are restricting yourself to US brands such as Old Overholt the search would be harder

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        CodCakes RE: bagelman01 Apr 20, 2011 09:41 AM

        Thanks, I should have been clearer. I am talking about American Ryes like Van Winkle, Redemption, etc.

      2. invinotheresverde RE: CodCakes Apr 21, 2011 02:53 PM

        I'd check The Citizen first, Armsby Abbey second. Both are in Worcester.

        Armsby Abbey
        144 Main Street, Worcester, MA

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          KazamaSmokers RE: invinotheresverde Apr 21, 2011 03:48 PM

          Armsby is more of a beer place. Citizen isn't whisky-specific. Paul at The Greyhound is VERY knowledgable when it comes to whiskies. He has a great selection. Whisky is kind of the hook to his whole place.

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            invinotheresverde RE: KazamaSmokers Apr 21, 2011 03:53 PM

            I never said either Armsby or Citizen were whisky-centric. I just said they may have what the OP is looking for. Calm down, dude: no one's poo-pooing on your suggestion.

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              tboom29 RE: invinotheresverde Apr 21, 2011 06:11 PM

              Agreed. Armsby is an epic beer bar. Citizen is great for all around cocktails. The Greyhound has whiskeys of all type, but Arsmby and Citizen can hook the OP up with some good Rye, which was what he was after. It's always good to have options when it comes to drinking

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                invinotheresverde RE: tboom29 Apr 22, 2011 08:56 AM

                Per Citizen's bar manager, they have Old Overholt, Rittenhouse, Rendezvous and Redemption.

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                  CodCakes RE: invinotheresverde Apr 22, 2011 10:25 AM

                  Ding ding ding, we have a winner!

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          tboom29 RE: CodCakes Apr 21, 2011 03:23 PM

          Yes to the Citizen and Armsby. Dive Bar also has a nice selection of booze, mostly the same as the Abbey I think.

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            CodCakes RE: CodCakes Apr 22, 2011 06:01 AM

            Greyhound definitely lists at the very least one type of Rye on their menu, Citizen and Armsbey Abbey don't (at least that I could see), which doesn't necessarily mean anything, and since they were recommended, I'll definitely check them out. Thanks for the suggestions!

            1. Science Chick RE: CodCakes Apr 22, 2011 12:18 PM

              What about Nicks' Bar? She carries such an interesting variety of most things, and it is such a funky spot to hangout anyway........I wouldn't be surprised if she had several of the OPs rye's.


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