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  1. #1
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    Help Me Choose My Next Rye

    I just finished my first bottle of rye, Wild Turkey 101. I really enjoyed it, a lot! However, I want to try another before going back to WT. Should I go with Russell's Reserve or Baby Saz? I don't want to spend more right now and that is pretty much what is available to me locally. I know RR is Wild Turkey branded so is there that much of a difference?
    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Help Me Choose My Next Rye

    Baby Saz or Rittenhouse, and don't shy away from Jim Beam Rye. It's the best-selling rye in the country by a long shot.

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    Re: Help Me Choose My Next Rye

    Definitely go for the Baby Saz.
    Mat Garretson
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    Re: Help Me Choose My Next Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Yalc View Post
    I just finished my first bottle of rye, Wild Turkey 101. I really enjoyed it, a lot! However, I want to try another before going back to WT. Should I go with Russell's Reserve or Baby Saz? I don't want to spend more right now and that is pretty much what is available to me locally. I know RR is Wild Turkey branded so is there that much of a difference?
    Thanks for the help.
    I'm fond of both the Rittenhouse and the Baby Saz, too.
    Mark Edwards - Proof of Sanity Forged Upon Request

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    Re: Help Me Choose My Next Rye

    I really like the 'old" Old Overholt with the dark bottle and the tan label. When I can find it I always pick up a few and keep several in my bunker. Don't care for the new stuff though. For a young artisan rye I love Catoctin Creek Roundstone. Rittenhouse and Saz are good though. Don't care for the Beam stuff. Still has the Beam yeast flavor.

  6. #6
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    Re: Help Me Choose My Next Rye

    Baby Saz won't disappoint!
    "There's nothing better than a fine dinner, a good bottle of whiskey and a bad girl"

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    Re: Help Me Choose My Next Rye

    If you want to try a "bourbon drinker's rye", as Jason Pyle rightly calls it, bet $20 on Rittenhouse BIB and you will not be disappointed. It's pecan pie in a bottle.
    There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. - GK Chesterton

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    Re: Help Me Choose My Next Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Parkersback View Post
    If you want to try a "bourbon drinker's rye", as Jason Pyle rightly calls it, bet $20 on Rittenhouse BIB and you will not be disappointed. It's pecan pie in a bottle.

    As a new owner of a bottle of this. I concur.

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    Re: Help Me Choose My Next Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Parkersback View Post
    If you want to try a "bourbon drinker's rye", as Jason Pyle rightly calls it, bet $20 on Rittenhouse BIB and you will not be disappointed. It's pecan pie in a bottle.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S. View Post
    As a new owner of a bottle of this. I concur.
    Picked up three of these today in tax free Delaware for $17.99/bottle. Drinking some now. YUM!

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    Re: Help Me Choose My Next Rye

    Rittenhouse BIB is probably my favorite Rye in the sub $25 range.

 

 

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