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    redemption high rye

    Just saw and bought a bottle of this tonight. I thought I had read about it on here somewhere, but have not been able to find it. It is nice, but still rough around the edges bigtime. The label say at least 2 years old. Maybe just a day over 2 I think. It also says distilled in the Indiana heartland, which in my book says LDI. Anybody else tried it? I will post tasting notes as soon as I have time.

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    Re: redemption high rye

    I bought a bottle of this a couple of months back. The bottle design (i'm a designer) and price sold me on it. You put it pretty well, this stuff is definitely a little rough, but alright for it's age. To me it was borderline medicinal tasting.

    I think for the price range I'll stick with Baby Saz. Probably would pass on this next time around.

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    Re: redemption high rye

    Just tried this and the palate is different from anything else I've had. It's like a combination of salt water taffy and the blue soap version of Irish Spring. In a good way.

    Gary

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    Re: redemption high rye

    It grew on me as I finished the bottle. I can imagine another 2 years would greatly improve it. It seemed like it had a really high proof off the still though.

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    Re: redemption high rye

    Are we talking about Redemption High Rye Bourbon(Red Label), or Redemption Rye(Tan Label)?

    I thought both were pretty good, for being 2 years old. I will say I liked the Bourbon a bit more. And yeah, they're both LDI.

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    Re: redemption high rye

    Quote Originally Posted by tmckenzie View Post
    It seemed like it had a really high proof off the still though.
    You can tell this by tasting it?
    Last edited by trumpstylz; 04-15-2011 at 00:51.

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    Re: redemption high rye

    I meant the tan label straight rye, not the bourbon. I hope to get the bourbon on my forthcoming trip to Kentucky. Further aging would make it better surely but it's an excellent example of a young good quality spirit: some really unusual flavours in there but nothing harsh or acrid.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 04-15-2011 at 04:06.

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    Re: redemption high rye

    Classic young rye that shows its youth.... a bit thin, more heat than I like and light on flavor concentration. Not sure it brings much to the rye party other than being something interesting to taste once... especially at at a mid $20's - 30 price point... JMO
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

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    Re: redemption high rye

    I tried them both on different visits to one of my regular hang-outs. I thought both were drinkable, although I would probably only repeat the bourbon. good to know the price is reasonable, might pick up some for more in depth testing.

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    Re: redemption high rye

    I am talking about the red label bourbon. Yes I do think I can tell it is high off the still. I get a very clean edge to it.

 

 

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