Enjoying some 2011 THH tonight. Some mentioned it changing further down, and I wonder if it is just the density of char sediment since this is unfiltered? I try to swirl it around a bit in the bottle before pouring to mix it up, but even then the heavier pieces settle fairly quickly. Either way - loving it this afternoon!
I'm enjoying a small pour of the 16yo High West Rye at the moment. This half bottle was fairly hard to track down, so I've been conserving it.
Can I just say that I love High West? I've got a couple bottles of the 21yo Rye sitting on the shelf at $115 nearby. Worth it? I also can't wait to try Campfire.
I think the 21yr at $115 is worth it, but others may disagree.
Wow. I feel double lucky to have found my bottle (at $65) now!
ETA: OOPS. See now you were talking about the High West.
Willet 4yr." Groundbreaker" I am quite impressed and you would never guess this is only 4 year old rye,they really did their homework on this one.I would guess this rye to be in the 6-8 yr range with the flavor profile and the proof is great and never over powering.I should have bought a few more of these while in Kentucky,for the price absolutely can't be matched.
VWFRR along with a Gurhka Vintage 2001. A very nice combination
I'm finally getting into my bottle of McKenzie Rye. A nice, rosy-cheeked spiciness comes off a well-balanced, sweet palate that kicks off with sugar honeydew melon notes after a respectably bitter entry. This stuff is really growing on me. The buzz this imparts (much like with Leopold's ASBW) has a distinct buoyancy to it. It's very hard to compare this with more aged, industrially distilled ryes; I think that in order to really appreciate what's going on with this, you have to be willing to let go of a lot of what you think you know about whiskey.
It rewards you if you do.
I agree with your opinions on McKenzie Rye Aaron. I'm enjoying the bottle I have.
Fleischmann's is loosing the banana character nicely, and becoming a great rye. Had a pour last night after some JW Dant BIB, and flavor wise it held up after the 100 proof nicely.