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  1. #21
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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    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.
    Hard to justify a $80 (or even $50) "lesson" I can't even palate.

    Sure, I wanted it to taste unique, maybe even teach me something, but as a consumer of fine bourbons, I wanted it to taste good first.

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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I picked up a set about 2 weeks ago in KY and shipped them to Sweden.
    They are to be released here in MI.
    Any idea on when it will be available in MI?

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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by awachatz View Post
    Any idea on when it will be available in MI?
    I saw 3 sets of them in a store on Friday. I didn't buy them since the place where I saw them is nortoriously bad with regards to price gounging and service. I'm sure they'll start popping up at better establishments soon.
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  4. #24
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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    Saw 3 sets today. Not sure if they were at the same place that Josh was referring to, but these were priced at $98 if memory serves. I passed until a few more reviews roll in.

  5. #25
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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    I had the opportunity to try some this weekend (StraightNoChaser shared...)

    And I found not just "weak" - but quite bad. Among the worst whiskey I've tasted. I can be very discriminating, but when push comes to shove, I've honestly had very few commercially produced whiskeys that weren't at least "decent" - and I could respect what went into it.

    Not these - both were just simply bad. I couldn't finish them, and was very disappointed. I'm a rye lover - even more so than bourbon, I enjoy rye. I was excited to try these and looking forward to it.

    The aged cask was significantly less offensive than the new cask, and could perhaps under certain circumstances be enjoyable, but the color was so pale and "off" that it probably had a bit of psychological impact on my overall experience.

    Both were just simply not palatable. I guess what I learned that WR doesn't make a good rye...?

    Happily, I was able to follow it up with tastes from two different PVWFRR ryes (A & B bottles) as well as some Saz 18 (among other old SW bourbon offerings) - so hopefully I got my taste buds re-aligned and back on track!
    Last edited by timd; 12-05-2011 at 14:52.

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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    PVWFRR? What's the P stand for?

    I don't think the point of these bottles is to teach, I believe the point is for WR to make money.
    "Brownest of the brown liquors..so tempting. What's that? You want me to drink you? But I'm in the middle of a trial!" L. Hutz

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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by awachatz View Post
    Any idea on when it will be available in MI?
    I am pretty sure that it's available in the Metro Detroit area. I saw it on the shelf and was just discussing it with one my favorite retail stores.

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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by tommyboy38 View Post
    PVWFRR? What's the P stand for?
    It was a bonus P (for Pappy) that doesn't exist on the label - it was just for you so you'd ask...

  9. #29
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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    After seeing them in the store the other day, they look nice, but without many solid words behind them from most of you, they may stay on the shelf.

    Chuck, I respect your opinion, but at least for this one you seem to be in the minority. I'm all for furthering my taste education, but this one just doesn't have good backing.

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    Re: Woodford Master's Collection Rye

    There's only one way to really "know," and that's to taste every damn Whiskey yourself.

    No one's palate is better than my own, at least for my purposes.

 

 

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