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Zanaspus
12-16-2011, 06:38
Alright, I think I mentioned elsewhere that I'm an OCD hobbyist. And in as much as I've had one glorious evening of rye, I'm now researching my spring trip to The Party Source. I have found three that have no mention in this forum, and I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with them:

1) Lion's Pride Organic Dark Rye

2) Shippen Bros. Bleu Sky Rye

3) Tuthill Town Hudson Manhattan Rye

Also, is WT Russell's Reserve worth the step up from standard WT?

CADMixes
12-16-2011, 07:25
Alright, I think I mentioned elsewhere that I'm an OCD hobbyist. And in as much as I've had one glorious evening of rye, I'm now researching my spring trip to The Party Source. I have found three that have no mention in this forum, and I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with them:

1) Lion's Pride Organic Dark Rye

2) Shippen Bros. Bleu Sky Rye

3) Tuthill Town Hudson Manhattan Rye

Also, is WT Russell's Reserve worth the step up from standard WT?

The Tuthilltown rye is an interesting spirit and maybe a worthy one of you like Manhattans a lot but I can't recommend it for the money.

White Dog
12-16-2011, 07:34
Alright, I think I mentioned elsewhere that I'm an OCD hobbyist. And in as much as I've had one glorious evening of rye, I'm now researching my spring trip to The Party Source. I have found three that have no mention in this forum, and I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with them:

1) Lion's Pride Organic Dark Rye

2) Shippen Bros. Bleu Sky Rye

3) Tuthill Town Hudson Manhattan Rye

Also, is WT Russell's Reserve worth the step up from standard WT?

I pass over RR Rye for WT101Rye everytime. No comparison for me.

Brisko
12-16-2011, 07:36
I like to have both the 101 and Russel's Reserve ryes on hand. They're not really very similar and I like them both.

timd
12-16-2011, 07:46
1) Lion's Pride Organic Dark Rye

2) Shippen Bros. Bleu Sky Rye

3) Tuthill Town Hudson Manhattan Rye

Also, is WT Russell's Reserve worth the step up from standard WT?

1) I had this at a Whiskyfest. It was interesting, but I'd honestly never thought of it again until just now.

2) I've not even heard of this one...

3) Way overpriced for what it is. It's a young, spirity rye, that I don't find pleasure in drinking straight. It's not bad, but there are many better/more affordable options.

WTR101 & RRR - an odd combo, IMHO. They don't taste/smell the same at all - it's not even remotely a case of "RRR is a smoother, more mature version..." - they are strikingly different *to me* - I actually prefer the WT101 by a slim margin. The RRR is a more subdued rye, but it's not an obvious progression fro the WTR101. I often find RRR for only a few dollars more than WTR101, and when it's $25 I'll buy it all day long, but I start to lose interest when it's breaking $30.

WTR101 - vibrant, spicy maple syrup, rye flavors, big cinnamon fire, slight mint & juniper hints with noticeable earthy notes with a big kick.

RRR - smooth, sweet wintergreen, pine essence, and soft medium finish with a gentle profile, little or no cinnamon. The mintiest non-95%-100% Rye on the market.


Very different, IMHO.

sku
12-16-2011, 07:53
Bleu Sky is a sourced rye. I think it's a Party Source exclusive. It's probably LDI, given that its made by Strong Spirits which I believe sources all of its product from LDI.

Have you had the Party Source Bowman? That's a fantastic rye.

Shell
12-16-2011, 09:06
...

Also, is WT Russell's Reserve worth the step up from standard WT?

I prefer Russell's Reserve Rye to Wild Turkey 101 Proof Rye. I find Russell's Reserve much smoother to drink neat. It was my 'go to' rye until I discovered the excellent Sazerac Rye (no age statement) and Bulleit Rye.

White Dog
12-16-2011, 14:56
I prefer Russell's Reserve Rye to Wild Turkey 101 Proof Rye. I find Russell's Reserve much smoother to drink neat. It was my 'go to' rye until I discovered the excellent Sazerac Rye (no age statement) and Bulleit Rye.

I would agree that RRR is 'smoother.'

nivto
12-16-2011, 15:05
Just make sure to put $70 aside to splurge on a bottle of the Abraham Bowman barrel strength rye if it is still available. Even if you aren't ready for it right now, at least you'll have a bottle. Put it away and months down the line when you've become well acquainted with rye whiskey, you'll be able to open up the bowman and be thankful that you have a rye of such high quality in your posession. It's that good (imo).

silverfish
12-16-2011, 18:10
Just make sure to put $70 aside to splurge on a bottle of the Abraham Bowman barrel strength rye if it is still available. Even if you aren't ready for it right now, at least you'll have a bottle.

Great advice! I'm not much of a Rye fan but if someone gave me
a heads up on a wheater I shoulda picked up while I was learning I
preferred them, I'd be indebted for sure!

B.B. Babington
12-16-2011, 21:55
Just make sure to put $70 aside to splurge on a bottle of the Abraham Bowman barrel strength rye ...
$70?!?! Okay, now I'm ticked off. That's what Virginians pay for the 90 proof.

ErichPryde
12-16-2011, 23:50
$70?!?! Okay, now I'm ticked off. That's what Virginians pay for the 90 proof.

You can order it online and have it shipped. It's very, very good stuff. Thomas Handy at 10 years old.

B.B. Babington
12-17-2011, 07:12
You can order it online and have it shipped. It's very, very good stuff. Thomas Handy at 10 years old.Yes, Bowman rye is very good! I've been a fan since first release in VA and would very much like to have barrel proof. VA is an ABC state with shipping prohibitions. It's okay to drive back into state with no more than 3 gallons per adult (bonafide owner) in the vehicle.

nivto
12-17-2011, 09:17
Yes, Bowman rye is very good! I've been a fan since first release in VA and would very much like to have barrel proof. VA is an ABC state with shipping prohibitions. It's okay to drive back into state with no more than 3 gallons per adult (bonafide owner) in the vehicle.

unless they made a change and haven't updated their website tPS ships to Virginia