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  1. #11
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    Just picked up a bottle of RittBiB to compare this to... I know technically they're not from the same stills, but it was a good enough excuse to buy it anyway

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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    I enjoy the RittBiB, and don't care for ryes such as Old Potrero. I would be curious to see how you would rate the Woodford MC Rye.

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    The BF banana phenomenon strikes again. I wanted to like this but I just can't.

    I don't enjoy the flavor but I will admit the texture is fantastic. The bottles are cute too I guess

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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    I got to try them yesterday afternoon. Both are good, the best was the one from the new barrel. The other was extremly light. There is not other rye on the market to compare it to. Ours before it goes into the sherry barrels to finish is as close as you can get. Bulliet rye is close as well.

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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by tmckenzie View Post
    Bulliet rye is close as well.
    Well now, that is bad news.
    ovh

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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    I cannot find any fault with Bulleit. Nice rye. It has that real rye taste. It may be over the top for some people though.

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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    Finally got around to trying these last night. Here are my impressions:

    New Cask
    Color is light copper. Nose is mild with cinnamon and vanilla notes. Entry taste sensation is bright, yet somehow subdued, cinnamon and mint. And then… well, not much else. Not much at mid-palate, either. Like a poorly-executed lap dance it has a promising start but no finish. Most troubling: a a metallic taste lingering somewhere inthe background. Not much complexity or interest here.

    Aged Cask
    These ryes are sold in two-bottle sets for a reason: there is not much visually to entice a purchase of the Aged Cask expression. It’s almost colorless; with just a hint of pale straw. (If this were a Scotch, it would be screaming for some caramel coloring.) From a taste standpoint, it’s much less across the board than its New Cask sibling. If this were water, the description would be something like “slightly off-colorand slightly off-flavor”.

    All in all, a disappointment all the way. There are too many other ryes out there (including some of the underagemicrodistillery ones) which offer better flavor and value.

    One guy’s opinion. Maybe those with a more discerning palate (I consider mine average) will find something of interest here.
    Last edited by jburlowski; 11-26-2011 at 11:37.
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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    Let me suggest they may grow on you.

    Remember, the point of these experiments is to teach you something. WR would like them also to taste good, but that's secondary. If they didn't taste unlike what you expect, there wouldn't be a point.

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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    I can't even find the damn stuff let alone buy it, taste it and then complain about it.
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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    I picked up a set about 2 weeks ago in KY and shipped them to Sweden.
    They are to be released here in MI.
    ovh

 

 

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