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    2010 Thomas Handy BTAC...reviews

    What's the verdict so far this year?

    Just got a call in from my liquor dealer, got some bottles in for $54, so told him to hold 2.

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    Re: 2010 Thomas Handy BTAC...reviews

    With the caveat that it was tasted during the 3rd hour of NY Whiskyfest, my initial impression was that it was very similar to the 2009 which I really liked. Based upon that tasting I went ahead and picked up 2 bottles.

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    Re: 2010 Thomas Handy BTAC...reviews

    It tastes almost identical to last year, so in other words - it's awesome.

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    Re: 2010 Thomas Handy BTAC...reviews

    I tried some of the 2010 this week.I thought it was a very good young rye.I loved the spicy and honey qualities on the mid-palate.Still learning about Rye whiskey.

    Regards,Mike

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    Re: 2010 Thomas Handy BTAC...reviews

    I have not had any of the Handy line over the years so for that price I could not pass up. Almost $30 less than what is being sold just north in TN.

    He did tell me he had some 2010 GTS but he warned it went up a lot in price since last year's. He had it as $73 which I paid $87 earlier for my first bottle in TN. I told him to hold one of those but his inventory lady had no notify him because they had marked it from last years prices initially from $54 to $73. Just shows you how much more expensive its getting but the rest except for the Weller had no change in prices for him.

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    Re: 2010 Thomas Handy BTAC...reviews

    Anyone else try it yet and willing to give feedback? Better than 09, rate it where in the 2010. I have the Stagg 10 and the WLW 10 and both are amazing, just worried about the 6yr level.

    Going to pick up both reserved bottles next weekend so wanted to make sure so I will only pick up one and get another bottle of the 10 Stagg.

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    Re: 2010 Thomas Handy BTAC...reviews

    I am still learning about rye whiskey.I tried the 2010 Handy last week.I thought it was a very good young rye.It had a lot of honey,clove and spice on the mid-palate.But if it were me I would pick up a 2010 WLW.I just fell in love with the Weller.It seemed bigger rich and more complex.But it hard to compare a Bourbon vs a Rye.They are different animals.Good luck with your decision.You will be a winner either way.Its hard to go wrong with any of the Antique collection.

    Regards,Mike

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    Re: 2010 Thomas Handy BTAC...reviews

    Quote Originally Posted by M14Shooter View Post
    I am still learning about rye whiskey.I tried the 2010 Handy last week.I thought it was a very good young rye.It had a lot of honey,clove and spice on the mid-palate.But if it were me I would pick up a 2010 WLW.I just fell in love with the Weller.It seemed bigger rich and more complex.But it hard to compare a Bourbon vs a Rye.They are different animals.Good luck with your decision.You will be a winner either way.Its hard to go wrong with any of the Antique collection.

    Regards,Mike
    I pick up my '10's tomorrow, but I'm reading your post as I sip on an '09. I'm assuming they must be similar, as I'm totally getting the honey, clove and spice you're describing. Nice call, Mike.

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    Re: 2010 Thomas Handy BTAC...reviews

    My review? It is a rye, doesn't belong in the bourbon forum.
    C

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    but face to face
    they haven't got a thing to say"

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    Re: 2010 Thomas Handy BTAC...reviews

    I apologize but was that necessary? No one reads the other forums like this one and since its part of the BTAC i thought it would be fine. Now no one will see it.

 

 

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