It’s December 14, and I’m going to try a new rye whiskey every day this month. And while my rye game is not as weak as my Scotch game was this time last year, I’m always up for suggestions on good rye whiskies. And now that I have goals (it’s good to have goals), there are some key players I could use your help finding. Send me your most intense contender. Goals (abridged): 5 ryes. 4.5 stars. Readily available. (3/5, WT101, Whistlepig 10, Whistlepig 12) I want to recognize the difference between any bourbon and any rye. First try. One of these must be an Empire Rye. I want a raunchy rye. I want the one that tastes like homemade turkey gravy made from scratch, right after you help make homemade turkey gravy made from scratch. >>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<< Nose is a frequency peed upon but rarely washed diaper changing mat. Also sugar, banana, praline, dust. Tastes Woodfordy or Jackish. Body has cedar, banana, earth, dust. It’s okay, but not great. Finish is short and gentle. Nothing much here, but I could get behind mild cinnamon. This tastes young and unimpressive. It’s the best example of “meh” I’ve tasted in some time. I won’t buy it again, and so far it is the weakest Whistlepig product I’ve had by a large margin.