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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    The Jefferson you mentioned is from the same source I understand, so it should be similar to Whistlepig. Not sure I recall the Pendleton, is that supposed to be from the same source too, i.e., a rye mash aged 10 years in new charred wood, or is it a more conventional Canadian whisky?

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    The Jefferson you mentioned is from the same source I understand, so it should be similar to Whistlepig. Not sure I recall the Pendleton, is that supposed to be from the same source too, i.e., a rye mash aged 10 years in new charred wood, or is it a more conventional Canadian whisky?

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    The Pendleton 1910 is a 12yo 100% Canadian rye bottled in Oregon by Hood River "Distillers" (I don't think they actually distill anything although as best as I can tell they don't claim to either other than the name) that is a bit handicapped by being bottled at 80 proof. But it is a nice clean light sipping rye to my palate. The source is not revealed but speculation I have seen from other sources is that it too comes from Alberta.

    Decently priced in the mid $30's and a somewhat swanky looking bottle to boot.

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Really like the WhistlePig, but the price tag keeps it from becoming a regular sipper. Recently tried WP, Jefferson's 10 and Mastertson's at one sitting. Undeniably similar, with the biggest difference (for me, anyway) being the proofs. I really like the Jefferson's 10...especially because you can buy two bottle of it for the price of one bottle of WP.
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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    Really like the WhistlePig, but the price tag keeps it from becoming a regular sipper. Recently tried WP, Jefferson's 10 and Mastertson's at one sitting. Undeniably similar, with the biggest difference (for me, anyway) being the proofs. I really like the Jefferson's 10...especially because you can buy two bottle of it for the price of one bottle of WP.
    I agree... the WhistlePig is better whiskey (better barrel selection from the same source?). But Jeff rye wins based on QPR.
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    I'm still looking forward to the 111 WP, or whatever it's called, that should be released soon.
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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Last night I sat down with the WP 100 proof and Jeff 10 94 proof for a comparison (in the midst of comparing a variety of whiskeys with several friends) and the unanimous consensus was similar to what has been noted. The WP was the better whiskey although the price point for each does a good bit to help level the playing field. But if price were no issue then the WP was preferred drink.

    The only difference was the WP was newly opened while the Jeff had been open awhile (although it was still nearly full). Not sure how much, if any, difference that might make.

    Also forgot to get out the Pendleton 1910 12yo 80 proof out to add to the comparison but I think it would still have fallen well short of the WP based on my memory of it.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by ebo View Post
    Ok... I'm not a fan of Canadian whiskey. I find nothing special about the vaunted Crown Royal. What should I try that might sway my opinion of Canadian whiskey... that I can buy in Ohio?
    Try Crown Royal Special Reserve - it is an outstanding whisky. (And, much, much better that the standard Crown Royal.)

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    Really like the WhistlePig, but the price tag keeps it from becoming a regular sipper. Recently tried WP, Jefferson's 10 and Mastertson's at one sitting. Undeniably similar, with the biggest difference (for me, anyway) being the proofs. I really like the Jefferson's 10...especially because you can buy two bottle of it for the price of one bottle of WP.
    The similarities likely reinforce the (unproven) perception that all three are from the same Canadian source. I have only had the Jefferson's Rye, which recently became available in MI. I found it to be an outstanding rye.

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    Re: Wistlepig rye!

    I noted with interest that an email flyer from Drink up NY listed WhistlePig "TripleOne" as they called it was now available for "presale" and was expected to ship on or about November 2nd, along with a number of other liquors. Getting where it is like buying a new DVD or CD.

    The price was conveniently not mentioned in the email although the website lists it at $129.99 but available on presale for $108.99. So the predicted $111 is close but apparently not a requirement. I will probably not be adding this one to my liquor cabinet. I will just have to make do with the nasty old 100 proof 10 year old at two thirds the cost.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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