Yet another article in the vein of "So you think you don't like rye?" Uproxx surveys a bunch of industry people, and comes up with the list of ryes for beginners.
Andy Nelson, co-founder and head distiller at Nelson's Green Brier Distillery in Nashville gives us the shout out:
The best beginner rye is Catoctin Creek’s Roundstone Rye. It has some really beautiful Bourbon-like notes in the beginning, things like cherry and maple, but then flows into flavors more typically associated with Rye.
I get great cinnamon and nutmeg followed by a sort of cooling mint note that is simultaneously familiar and unexpected. It’s an excellent go-to rye in my opinion.
You can read the full story, here. Thanks, Andy!! Cheers!