I like to make a Bourye with AE bourbon and AE rye. So far only tried it 1:1, but it's really nice! The dry bourbon is picked up by the sweet & spicy rye, and the sweetness of the rye is mellowed out by the bourbon.
I have more rye than bourbon, so after the bourbon is gone I will probably try mixing the AE Rye with other LDI ryes. I find the the AE Rye too sweet and most LDI ryes too thin so I think it should work nicely. Makes the AE Rye more than an after dinner digestif.
When some of the local boys were at HH picking barrels for their retail store they happened to mix the top two picks into one glass. They thought the result was better than either alone so they requested their two barrels be mingled before bottling. The result was a very small batch of EC12. They really didn't give a thought to ratios or how much was in each barrel so the result was pretty much left to chance. The result was good Bourbon.
Barrels that have been mingled and then left to age somewhat longer - ie the old Rye residing at KBD - seem to have a good track record. Every instance I have heard of has been familial batching. Seems there could be some interesting juice produced by cross family mingling and additional aging.
Perhaps a NDP has done the same and has barrels resting that will produce something special.
Would be very interested in the result of an interesting Bourye mingling put to rest in second use barrels for a number of extra years.
Julio's did a micro batch of 2 OWA barrels. The results were quite nice.
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4 roses single and OGD 114. 50/50. Pretty damn good.
As far from a familial blend as possible, but didn't want to start a new thread when this one was close enough. Did a little Gillmamizing tonight. ECBP was tasting a little rye spicy tonight, so I mixed a little AE Rye. The irony that I mixed a rye into a bourbon that was tasting a little too spicey is not lost on me, but the AE rye is all maple syrup and sweet candy to me. The high proof of the ECBP mixed with the liquid candy AE worked really well. Not one I would want to hit all the time but worked for me tonight.
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