I don't feel that I should have to defend myself on my decision to drop this type of coin on a single bottle of my choice. Yes, there are many bottles on the market that fit the measure of drinkable bourbon, that's a given.
But I'm willing to pay for something that is limited, is different, is a rye-love ryes, and, because I can! Why should I have to defend myself for this?
The issue of money of something to be discussed when a store is gouging the market, but not a issue that should be tossed to another member for mentioning that they will be going out and getting a bottle, or multiple of something.
I think it's okay if we discuss pricing, and our opinions on it, as it relates to ourselves. Personally, I think the entire CEHT line is a waste of cash, but others are welcome to disagree and buy all they wish.
Hell, I've dropped $200 on 25yr Hirsch Rye, and I'll do it again. Many people here would call that crazy. I'm cool with that.
I've bought all the other CEHT iterations so I figured, what the hell.I am curious to see how the mash bill of rye and malted barley stacks up to the plethora of ryes I currently have open.
My assessment of all ryes that contain no corn is that they are very flavorful but thin, whereas the more traditional 51% ryes have both flavor and body.
I picked up a couple of these in KY at Liquor World I'll get back to you when I crack one open.
I read on the PLCB website today that this juice was distilled in 2003. At least now I have an idea of what age it is!
Got a free pour of this last week. Loved it. Rye spice aplenty, reminded me of the High West 16 bottle I have at home.
While I'm glad for the awesome barman, I would definitely pay good money for it, and I see a bottle purchase in my future. I paid $50 for a 375 of HW16, so I think I can make some room for trying a 750 of this at $70.