RANKED! The Right Rye Whiskeys For Your Old-Fashioned

There are few cocktails more classic than the Old-Fashioned. Consisting of rye (or bourbon), Angostura bitters, sugar, and a splash of water, this mixed drink is as simple as it is delicious. Tracing its genesis to the late 1800s, the drink has only gained in popularity in recent years as bartenders and drinkers have embraced classic cocktails. While it can be made with either rye or bourbon, we prefer the spicier rye version. The added peppery kick works perfectly with the aromatic bitters and sweet sugar. That’s why we decided to rank our favorite rye whiskeys for mixing into an Old-Fashioned. Check out our list and make like a fancy gentleman (or gentlewoman) and mix one up yourself.

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