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  • Huskee
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    2016 World's Best Whiskey, according to forbes.com

    I can't remember who posted about it, and I can't find the post itself, but someone in the last day or two posted about the new crowning champ (pun intended)of whiskeys, the 2016 World's Best Whiskey - Crown Royal Northern Harvest Rye
    Here's the article

    So I decided if I seen it in my local store I'd try it. Well, sorry for my wallet I did find it today.

    I am no whiskey connoisseur by any means. I like whiskeys I probably shouldn't and I probably unfairly don't like those I should like. But as with all humans, I like what I like.

    This is good!

    Here's my I-don't-know-how-to-properly-describe-whiskey description: There's little to no burn on the tongue, but instead the burn comes on the back end, through my sinuses, but isn't harsh. It has a very tight, spicy finish. Crown is known for being smooth and this is no exception. Worth a try!

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  • smarkley
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    • Jul 2014
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    #2
    Heh Heh... well Forbes is entitled to their opinion, and that is a STRONG statement... I will definitely try this whiskey. And if I keep my expectations low, maybe I will not be too disappointed. Hahahaha

    Now... don't get mad and throw rocks or empty glasses at me... I have yet to taste a Canadian Whiskey that can support the title of 'Worlds Best'

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    • Danjohnston949
      Danjohnston949 commented
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      smarkley, Real Men drink their Liquor Neat! No Rocks, No Water, No Mix straight up like the Gods Made It!
      👍👍🍹👍👍. Eat Well and Prosper! Dan

    • _John_
      _John_ commented
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      Canadian whiskey is what my mom used to drink, it was always way too sweet for me. I like Old Fashioned's with Rye so maybe this will be good, and if it is sweet I can lay off the simple syrup.

    • BriggsBBQ
      BriggsBBQ commented
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      Now I have had some awesome Japanese Scotch but I forget how to spell the name. I used to do a lot of bourbon and Buffalo Trace is very good. Angels Envy was my favorite.
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    #3
    Huskee Is there much of a price difference between this and the original?

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      This was $30.99 at my store but I don't remember exactly what the regular Crown costs...I really wanna say it's $10 more than regular but don't quote me.
  • Huskee
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    #4
    I certainly trust your expertise with whiskeys smarkley. And you're right it is one person's opinion, the author of the Whiskey Bible is who says it's the champ (Forbes is just telling the story, they didn't rate it). How authoritative it truly is I don't know. Anyway I do like Crown since it's so smooth and I've never had a rye whiskey before, so I can really only compare this to bourbons and Scotches I've had.

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    • smarkley
      smarkley commented
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      I have had a lot of Rye... a couple from Canada too - Rye is good, had a spicy finish usually.

      I do look forward to trying this new Crown Royal!

    • smarkley
      smarkley commented
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      Opinions are funny things... I think that Buffalo Trace is the absolute best Bourbon on the Planet... but I know DWCowles would disagree ahahaahaha.... vive la difference!!!

    • nickgutnick
      nickgutnick commented
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      Buffalo trace is good, what about eagle rare or blantons?
  • DWCowles
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    #5
    I will stick with Mr Jack straight from the bottle

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    • smarkley
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      Hahahaha! DWCowles you live a stones throw from best bourbon distilleries in the world and you drink Tennessee whiskey... Love It !!!!
  • smarkley
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    #6
    Huskee When I have a question about a whiskey that I want to learn more about I go here drinkhacker.com

    Here is his review on the Northern Harvest Rye :
    A Crown Royal Rye? Wait, isn’t all Canadian whisky “rye”? Hang on a sec. There’s a lot of confusion about rye and Canadian whisky, and rightly so: By law in Canada, a whisky only has to have some rye in it… Continue reading →

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    • Huskee
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      Ha! Everyone's tongues are built different. I taste no apple at all, and I hate cloves and allspice and surely don't taste those either. But, what do I know. Lol.

    • Potkettleblack
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      Mr. Whiskey Bible may suffer from the same affliction that competition BBQ judges suffer. So much of the same, needs something odd to stand out.
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    #7
    I generally drink Rebel Yell. I know it's not great, but I can afford it, and, at a certain age, I had an affinity for its rakish, Stonesy appeal, and it stuck. And though this isn't the kind of thing I generally do, I took a bottle and tried the cheap bourbon hack that was all over the Interwebs for a couple of days a few weeks ago. I went lighter on the vanilla. And while I still wouldn't confuse it with great stuff. I repeated the hack on the next two bottles. But I may have to switch because they're giving away these bracelets with Rebel Yell now, and you can only give so many bracelets off a cheap bottle of booze to your six-year-old without wondering what kind of person you are anyway.

    I also made bacon-infused bourbon once. That was just god-awful.
    Last edited by jmott7; December 4th, 2015, 10:29 AM.

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    • jholmgren
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      Proof positive that no matter how good it is, you can't just "bacon all the things" and get good results every time.
      ...and yes... I'm still bitter about losing out on a neighborhood pie making contest to someone who sprinkled bacon bits on a chocolate pudding pie with store bought crust. Philistines.
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    #8
    Tempelton Rye made in IOWA. Made from Capone's original whiskey batch recipe. Very good stuff. Super smooth, just a small hint of sweet backed by smokey, earthy undertones. This stuff is killer.




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    • Huskee
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      #9
      Just had my wife try the Crown Rye. Without telling her what it was, she tasted and said "Oooh! That's good. ... [sip, taste] ... I taste, [sip, taste]... grain, but different. Like, grassy kind of. Reminds me of bailing hay. I like it."

      So there you have it folks. I don't taste hay or grass either, lol. But it's good.

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      • smarkley
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        #10
        yeah... tasting whiskey is definitely a subjective endeavor!

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        • HC in SC
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          #11
          I gave up the hard stuff years ago (with the exception of an occasional Cuba Libre), but my old man loves Pappy Van Winkle or Noah's Mill small batch.

          He normally has one glass of the expensive stuff and then switches to Maker's Mark.

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            Lol, to me Maker's IS the expensive stuff!

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            One of my food podcasts had a thing about Pappy and the absurdity involved in getting it.
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          #12
          Originally posted by smarkley View Post
          yeah... tasting whiskey is definitely a subjective endeavor!

          And, requires much practice. After all, how can one become an expert without sampling all of the varieties?

          Jim

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          • iansin
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            #13
            I tried this last night at a buddy's house. He picked it up in Grand Forks ND. It can't be found in any local liquor stores. Clerk told me they got 270 bottles in the morning and it was gone by 3:30 when I was there. I'm by no means a connoisseur but I like it. Very smooth with a hint of spice. Jim Murray of the Whiskey Bible gave it 97.5 points and from what I've been able to determine his opinion is very respected.

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            • Huskee
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                • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
                • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

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              #14
              smarkley Interesting, the other day I took a quick sip of the Crown NH Rye and for a very brief second got a sense of apple, but that quick it was gone. I took another sip and couldn't get the apple sensation back. I have no clue how or why it happened but wouldn't again, but thought I'd share that. Maybe that's where whiskey ratings folk get their descriptors- that very first quick sensation at first sip. I've noticed, as happens when I have Maker's in the cabinet, the bottle only has 1/4 left in it. My wife insists it must be evaporating while I'm at work...

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                #15
                Not often a huge fan of ryes, but every once in a while it scratches an itch. I might have to try this the next time we have a whiskey night with the neighbors (or "sca-bors" as we're known to some families...).

                Working on Bulliet right now, to fortify myself for the afternoon tri tip cook (Office Christmas party tomorrow).

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                • Huskee
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                  Have a good cook! Hope you have nice weather for it. All this talk of whiskey has got me craving a glass...but it's not even 1pm here yet. Oh well.

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              Order men's and women's T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Aprons, Mugs, Caps, Tote Bags, Flasks, and more, all imprinted with the Pitmaster Club logo. There's even a spiral bound journal where you can make notes on your cooks.

              Cool Embroidered Shirt Cool Embroidered Shirt
              This beautifully embroidered shirt is the same one Meathead wears in public and on TV. It's wash and wear and doesn't need ironing (really!), but it is a soft cottonlike feel. Choice of four colors and both men's and women's.

              Click here for more info.

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              BBQ Stars

              Spotlight

              These are not ads or paid placements. These Are Some Of Our Favorite Tools And Toys.

              These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

              Use our links when you buy things

              Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon

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              Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

              Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


              Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

              maverick PT55 thermometer

              A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

              Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


              If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

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              The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

              Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


              Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

              the good one grill

              The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

              Click here to read our complete review


              The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

              the good one grill

              The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

              Click here to read our complete review


              Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

              Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

              The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

              Click here to read our detailed review and to order


              Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

              The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

              The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

              Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


              The Undisputed Champion!

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              The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. Don't accept cheap substitutes.  Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal .


              Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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              Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

              Click here to read our detailed review and to order


              The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

              NK-22-Ck Grill

              Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

              Click here for more about what makes this grill special


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              G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

              Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

              If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

              Click here to read our detailed review

              Click here to order from Amazon


              GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

              grill grates

              GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

              Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


              kareubequ bbq smoker

              Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

              The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

              Click here for our review of this superb smoker


              Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

              masterbuilt gas smoker

              The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

              Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

              Click here to read our detailed review


              Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

              masterbuilt gas smoker

              Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

              Click here to read our detailed review and to order


              PK 360 grill

              Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

              The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

              Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

              Click here to order it direct from PK and get a special deal for AmazingRibs.com readers only


              Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

              fireboard bbq thermometer

              With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

              Click here to read our detailed review


              Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

              Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

              Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

              Click here to read our detailed review and to order