In other words, how far from the Twin Cities would I have to drive to pick up a case of handles?:grin:
He picked it up on Wisconsin's east coast, and I've never seen it west of the Fox Valley.
So what you all are telling me is that I need to make a road trip to the next Vikings/Packers game at Lambeau.... [checks schedule] on December 2nd :bigeyes:. No thanks!
I picked up the handles in Sheboygan Falls. Not sure where else it may be sold though.
I'll be in town on the 14th - 16th, next week. I think the evening of the 15th is "scheduled" but the 14th is free.
So enjoying is not the right word, but I tried the Hudson Manhattan Rye. The name seems fitting becuase while it might be decent in a Manhattan, it is not an enjoyable sipper. The nose on this young whiskey 'aged 4 years or less' is astringent and smells very heavily of cereal grain mixed with rubbing alcohol. On the palate, the grain flavor continues before developing a very sour rye note - normally I really like the rye sourness, but not when it is so one-note and intense. I would post notes on the finish, but there did not seem to be one - a little burn and then...nothing.
Exceptions aside, I generally tend to think of craft whiskeys as overpriced and not very good. In my mind, this young rye is no exception. At a steep $35+ per 375ml I will not be adding this to the bar, especially when considering much better whiskeys can be had for less.
a quick pic of the Wisconsin Rye Raid I just got home from: