I was so pleased with my superb old fashioned at Rye that I made a note to myself to buy a bottle of Old Overholt Rye as soon as possible. It makes for a pepperier drink and costs a mere twenty dollars a bottle – (I found it at Uva in Brooklyn). It's one of the few straight rye whiskeys available. Rye in general faded away largely during the prohibition. Lucky for us, it's making a comeback.