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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by BFerguson View Post
    Which is actually kind of funny in itself. Herradura is owned by Brown-Forman, which also owns Jack Daniels, whose used barrels are used to age Herradura, which is now going to be used to age/finish WR??

    And yes, WR is also in the B-F stable of brands also.

    Whooow.....talk about coming full circle and recycling. At least the barrels probably are not completely spent by the time the come around to WR again, but they can't have that much oomph left in them.

    Man, how cheap are they not to buy new barrels!!!

    B
    My thoughts exactly. From Jack, to Herradura, to Woodford?? Quite the sordid menage a trois

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by BFerguson View Post
    ... At least the barrels probably are not completely spent by the time the come around to WR again, but they can't have that much oomph left in them.
    Man, how cheap are they not to buy new barrels!!!
    B
    I can't speak to the used tequila barrels, but used barrels for the rye whiskey (no doubt used bourbon barrels) is interesting. Remember that Scotch whisky, and Irish whiskey I believe, are all aged in used bourbon barrels. Some Canadian whisky is also aged in used Bourbon barrels.

    It may give the rye whiskey a distinct flavor.

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by BFerguson View Post
    Which is actually kind of funny in itself. Herradura is owned by Brown-Forman, which also owns Jack Daniels, whose used barrels are used to age Herradura, which is now going to be used to age/finish WR??

    And yes, WR is also in the B-F stable of brands also.

    Whooow.....talk about coming full circle and recycling. At least the barrels probably are not completely spent by the time the come around to WR again, but they can't have that much oomph left in them.

    Man, how cheap are they not to buy new barrels!!!

    B
    I have never heard of whiskey aged in tequila barrels. Is there a taste profile they are looking for in the finish? I can't imagine what tequila would add...
    Are there other examples of tequila barrels used for a whiskey?

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Shell View Post
    I can't speak to the used tequila barrels, but used barrels for the rye whiskey (no doubt used bourbon barrels) is interesting. Remember that Scotch whisky, and Irish whiskey I believe, are all aged in used bourbon barrels. Some Canadian whisky is also aged in used Bourbon barrels.

    It may give the rye whiskey a distinct flavor.

    I'm just not sure that it would be a flavor that i'm looking for in my rye/bourbon.

    While some well made, aged tequila products do contain similar, complementary flavor notes to bourbon, they also have that distinct tequila "note" that i'm just not into that much.

    I think I'd like to try this before buying.

    B
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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    And tequila is originally aged in used bourbon barrels. So rye aged in a barrel that first contained bourbon, then tequila follwed by rye.

    Randy

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    It was my understanding that they are making two types of rye one barrel entry 100 proof and the other with used cooperage and barrel entry of 86 proof and they were going to sell it as a single package of two 375 bottles. At least that is what Chris Morris was saying at the last Woodford Bourbon Academy.

    Mike Veach

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Pictures just hit the internet

    Apparently one is aged in new oak and the other in used oak
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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Any new Rye that is not made at LDI is great news. (Even if it is overpriced.)

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    If you zoom in on the pic a little you can barely read the New Cask is a Kentucky Straight Rye whiskey while the Aged Cask is Whiskey Distilled From Rye Mash. I'm interested to try both. Going into it I would think the aged cask might be lacking some of the colors and flavors the new barrels provide. I'm not sure why I think that but should be interesting enough to find out.
    Last edited by BradleyC; 09-06-2011 at 20:03.

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    Re: Woodford Master Cask Rye

    Any idea of the age?
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