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    Ode to the Low "Rye"-der

    Yes, yes, we all know how great this forum is at pointing you toward the next Small Batch, Single Barrel, Limited Release, or whatever other "flavor of the minute" is out there that is rare, limited, and exclusive-- the ultimate expression of the distiller's art.

    This thread will not be about ANY of those...

    Instead, this will be an ode to the bottom-shelf stuff that remain the unsung heroes of the business. Those El Cheapos that bring in the necessary revenue to make all that limited-production, "artisan-quality" stuff possible.

    So, without further adieu, please post your favorite Low "Rye"-ders, adhering to the following criteria:

    1) Less than $20 for a 750mL bottle. If it isn't cheaper than Jack Daniel's, it doesn't make the cut!

    2) It has to have a "Low Rye" mashbill, with close to 80% corn.

    So, now is the time to wipe away any potential embarrassment or judgment-- if you have a favorite bourbon that fits those criteria, but have been previously too embarrassed to admit, here is your chance to let us know!
    "Suppose he's got a pointed stick!?!"

    - Eric Idle, Monty Python's Flying Circus

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    Re: Ode to the Low "Rye"-der

    I'd like to nominate the Kirkland signature 7 year 103 proof small batch bourbon. It cost me 20 dollars for a liter. Great quality for the price.
    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    I like to save up the charred bits in the bottom of the unfiltered stuff. When I have enough, I pour milk on it and eat it.

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    Re: Ode to the Low "Rye"-der

    Okay, so I'll get the ball rolling.

    1) McAfee Benchmark No. 8
    2) Four Roses
    3) Ezra Brooks
    4) Ancient Age
    5) Evan Williams
    "Suppose he's got a pointed stick!?!"

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    Re: Ode to the Low "Rye"-der

    Quote Originally Posted by ErichPryde View Post
    I'd like to nominate the Kirkland signature 7 year 103 proof small batch bourbon. It cost me 20 dollars for a liter. Great quality for the price.
    Hi Erich,

    I live in PA, so the Costco's around here can't carry liquor. Do you know what bourbon it *really* is?

    Just curious!
    "Suppose he's got a pointed stick!?!"

    - Eric Idle, Monty Python's Flying Circus

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    Re: Ode to the Low "Rye"-der

    I have to second 4R Yellow Label and add HH Ultra Deluxe. It's less than $20 for a 1.75 handle! Whille not as cheap, but still cheaper than Jack, JB Black label.
    There's no such thing as bad whiskey, there's only over priced whiskey.

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    Re: Ode to the Low "Rye"-der

    I found some liters of Old Forester 4 year old for $15.99. Paper labels, not the painted on the bottle labels. Actually pretty tasty. I wil probably go back for more once I remember which store I bought it at.
    Mark Edwards - Proof of Sanity Forged Upon Request

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    Re: Ode to the Low "Rye"-der

    Old Charter. If it weren't for the charred barrel, it would be corn whiskey, which makes it very low rye!

    Thomas

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    Re: Ode to the Low "Rye"-der

    4R Yellow is always a good pour
    "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: Ode to the Low "Rye"-der

    I'm not sure if 4R Yellow would meet the low rye requirement..... but certainly a good pour.
    John B

    "Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons… that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."

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    Re: Ode to the Low "Rye"-der

    Quote Originally Posted by jburlowski View Post
    I'm not sure if 4R Yellow would meet the low rye requirement.....
    I was thinking the same thing.
    Of the 10 recipes 4R uses 14.
    ovh

 

 

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