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  1. #1
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    Notes from the Journey

    Hello SB'ers,
    I introduced myself last month, and thought I would send in a little update on what I'm learning about bourbon and preferences.

    I am a little disappointed that I was unable to score some PVW 15, but as I think about it today, it might end up being ok. I find the two bourbons I reach for the most are WTKS and OFBB 2007. So, it looks like I am preferring the rye recipes.

    I read a suggestion somewhere on the site about trying some rye to learn more about what rye lends to bourbon. I found a local hand made rye - Monterey Rye by Fog's End (Gonzales, CA). It is very light in body (90 proof), but it has been a great way to learn about rye's qualities.

    The SB community is wonderfully knowledgeable, and I am slowly, but steadily working my way through the site's wealth of information. Thanks to all of you. It's good to be here.
    Marna

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    Re: Notes from the Journey

    If you're looking to learn/love rye, find a $20 bottle of Rittenhouse BIB: spicy pecan pie in a bottle!
    There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. - GK Chesterton

  3. #3
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    Re: Notes from the Journey

    Thanks, Tom. Pecan pie is one of my favorites, so I'll try the Rittenhouse!
    Marna

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    Re: Notes from the Journey

    I dunno about the Rittenhouse for that purpose. It's a tasty drink, but it really tastes to me and a few others like a high rye bourbon rather than a rye per se. You might sooner try the Sazerac, Van Winkle Family Reserve, WhistlePig, or Wild Turkey straight ryes to get a better impression of the kinds of flavors that the rye grain brings to the table.
    "Good" may be subjective, but that doesn't mean it's arbitrary.

  5. #5
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    Re: Notes from the Journey

    For a rye I would also throw in the Bulleit if it is reasonably priced in your area
    I would not buy it in WA

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    Re: Notes from the Journey

    For a ryed bourbon I'd suggest Four Roses Single Barrel.
    And to really taste a great ryed bourbon call Binny's and get their private selection of Four Roses Barrel Strength OBSK recipe.
    Also you should give Old Weller Antique 107 a try, I think that's a wheater that just might do the trick for you.
    ovh

 

 

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