The 9-Bottle Bar: Rye Essentials

The 9-Bottle Bar

The 9-Bottle Bar, our 2014 cocktail column, offered up a small, budget-friendly selection of bottles that, together, can build a pretty swanky set of cocktails. The whisky of choice in our lineup? Rye. Scotch is great for sipping on its own; bourbon can be a little sweet; rye is the spicy, all-American choice for mixed drinks. Here's an intro, a guide to some great bottles, and a couple classic cocktails to get you started.

  1. 1. Why Rye? Inside the 9-Bottle Bar's Whiskey of Choice
    The 9-Bottle Bar
  2. 2. 4 Rye Whiskeys to Fit Your Budget
    The 9-Bottle Bar
  3. 3. 9-Bottle Bar Recipe: The Manhattan
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  4. 4. 9-Bottle Bar Recipe: The Ward Eight Cocktail
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