How can one choose the best brand for himself/herself? What are the tips to choose a good one? Most of frequent visitors have some very specific queries wobbling around in their heads regarding the best rye whisky in next year. It can be very confusing and intimidating, to say the least, to try to figure out what is the best one, when there are so many brands that make a lot of promises but are unable to deliver.
Before we begin discussing the best rye whisky, let us first understand what exactly rye whisky actually is. This beverage is derived from wheat or barley that is fermented and distilled. The most prominent characteristic of this alcoholic drink is the rye or wheat flavor and aroma that are typically enhanced by the addition of several different herbs, spices, and fruits. Common ingredients in the blending of these rye whiskies include fruity fruits like mangoes, blueberries, and apples, and yeast and oak flavors from grains like oats and barley.
The best rye whiskey is determined by many factors including price, age, and taste. Let us take a closer look at each of these three factors. Typically, the cost of these types of whiskies is determined by the amount of rye grain used, and the higher the rye content, the more expensive it is. Age is also another factor that affects the price. The older the brand, the older the taste and aroma will be, so buyers usually choose older brands over newer ones. After taking into consideration these three factors, we can see which are the best rye whiskies on the market.
Is rye whisky priced too high? I tend to think that rye whiskies are priced high, because they aren’t as easy to find as other whiskies. And when you do find them, sometimes they are older and more delicate than many of the other options available. So, I would say that the best rye whisky will be one that’s aged in a longer wood, like a chestnut wood, or is a bit younger (rye whiskies are lighter and therefore are more easily affected by tannin and other wood elements).
Regardless of what type of rye you prefer, the best single or best blended whisky according to many experts is the Kentucky Bourbon. It is said that this distillery ages rye longer than any other, allowing the whiskey to maintain its young flavor for up to several years. This single malt is known for being very balanced, with lots of vanilla and caramel on the palate, but also has plenty of alcohol. It is often paired with dark coffee or chocolate, with the most popular version being simply smoky malt. Other sipping options include scotch, gin, or simply a glass of water.