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Rye Whiskey: Pikesville Supreme Rye ($12, typical retail price)

The first stop of our world whiskey tour is right here in our own backyard. Maryland rye was once a world-famous style of whiskey that was in high demand here and in Europe. Most of the classic whiskey cocktails were created to feature the dry and spicy flavor of rye. Though it's no longer made in state, this is one of my favorites to mix with because it's a good quality product for a bargain price. Use in this cocktail: The Old Fashioned shows off rye well. It's light and slightly sweet but allows the flavor of the whiskey to shine through.
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