I had never tried rye before a couple of weeks ago. My dad has turned me into an irish whiskey drinker so that and an occasional martini are about all I drink liquor wise. Ok a bloody mary or two before Ohio State games but that isn't really about the liquor. Anyways, out of the blue he decided that he wanted to drink rye so we stopped and bought a bottle of Wild Turkey Rye after a game to enjoy while we watched the rest of the games that evening. I thought it was interesting. I defnitely don't like it as much as the irish but there are some pretty complex flavors almost like a fruity, citrus and vanilla note in addition to the spicy smokiness of the rye flavor. I enjoyed sipping a couple of small ones but I don't know that it will be a regualr thing for me.
What cocktails do people enjoy making from rye? I wouldn't mind trying it that way as well.