Originally Posted by cmcadams
My brother swears by Pappy Van Winkle, and, while it is just corn whiskey, the 15 year old is good, but it goes downhill as it gets older, in my opinion. The Van Winkle rye is better, I think, but I like rye over bourbon.
It is absolutely not corn whiskey. There is a type of whiskey called corn whiskey, but its not pappy. Although pappy does use corn in it, there is also wheat and barley, and the barrels used are brand new unused white oak for every barrel as opposed to used barrels for corn whiskey. They are very different.
And the rye is also really good, but even harder to find than the 20 year.