Help me build my bourbon/rye collection
After lurking in the Spirts board for many months I've been inspired to build a a bourbon/rye collection. As a dedicated father and husband sometimes I forget to reward myself, but I'm now committed to add to my collection every bi-monthly payday. Here is what I've got so far, any suggestions on what to add?
1. Eagle Rare Single Barrel
2. Wood ford Reserve
3. Van Winkle 12 Year
4. Pappy Vaan Winkle 20 year
5. Vintage Rye 23
7. John B. Stetson Boubon
8. Weller 12 year
What should I add next paycheck?
Well, what do you like. What do you think of the ones you have so far? Looking at your collection right now, half of them are Buffalo Trace/Van Winkle products, so you may want to diversity a bit. Here are some suggestions.
Four Roses Single Barrel
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
High West Rendezvous Rye
George Dickel 12
Elijah Criag 12
See also, the 18 American whiskeys everyone should try (though it's a bit dated): http://recenteats.blogspot.com/2011/0...
sku pretty much hit the highlights, but I'd also add Russell’s Reserve 6 Year rye, Old Weller Antique 107 bourbon, and Bulleit (both the rye and the bourbon - which was has a good bit of rye in its mash bill). There are some smaller mid-Atlantic producers (Reservoir, Catoctin Creek) that I enjoy, but they may not be available out west.
Josh, Anchor makes THREE whiskeys, all from 100% malted rye.
a) Old Potrero Single Malt Straight Rye Whiskey, bottled at 45% abv;
b) Old Potrero 18th Century Whiskey, aged in UNcharred white oak and bottled at 51.2% abv (barrel strength);
c) Old Potrero Hotaling's Single Malt Whiskey, aged in CHARRED white oak for 11 years, and bottled at 50% abv.