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    A Couple that havn't been Mentioned

    Alright, I think I mentioned elsewhere that I'm an OCD hobbyist. And in as much as I've had one glorious evening of rye, I'm now researching my spring trip to The Party Source. I have found three that have no mention in this forum, and I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with them:

    1) Lion's Pride Organic Dark Rye

    2) Shippen Bros. Bleu Sky Rye

    3) Tuthill Town Hudson Manhattan Rye

    Also, is WT Russell's Reserve worth the step up from standard WT?
    If you're gonna be a lamb, you might as well be a sheep.

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    Re: A Couple that havn't been Mentioned

    Quote Originally Posted by Zanaspus View Post
    Alright, I think I mentioned elsewhere that I'm an OCD hobbyist. And in as much as I've had one glorious evening of rye, I'm now researching my spring trip to The Party Source. I have found three that have no mention in this forum, and I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with them:

    1) Lion's Pride Organic Dark Rye

    2) Shippen Bros. Bleu Sky Rye

    3) Tuthill Town Hudson Manhattan Rye

    Also, is WT Russell's Reserve worth the step up from standard WT?
    The Tuthilltown rye is an interesting spirit and maybe a worthy one of you like Manhattans a lot but I can't recommend it for the money.

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    Re: A Couple that havn't been Mentioned

    Quote Originally Posted by Zanaspus View Post
    Alright, I think I mentioned elsewhere that I'm an OCD hobbyist. And in as much as I've had one glorious evening of rye, I'm now researching my spring trip to The Party Source. I have found three that have no mention in this forum, and I'm just wondering if anyone has any experience with them:

    1) Lion's Pride Organic Dark Rye

    2) Shippen Bros. Bleu Sky Rye

    3) Tuthill Town Hudson Manhattan Rye

    Also, is WT Russell's Reserve worth the step up from standard WT?
    I pass over RR Rye for WT101Rye everytime. No comparison for me.

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    Re: A Couple that havn't been Mentioned

    I like to have both the 101 and Russel's Reserve ryes on hand. They're not really very similar and I like them both.

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    Re: A Couple that havn't been Mentioned

    Quote Originally Posted by Zanaspus View Post
    1) Lion's Pride Organic Dark Rye

    2) Shippen Bros. Bleu Sky Rye

    3) Tuthill Town Hudson Manhattan Rye

    Also, is WT Russell's Reserve worth the step up from standard WT?
    1) I had this at a Whiskyfest. It was interesting, but I'd honestly never thought of it again until just now.

    2) I've not even heard of this one...

    3) Way overpriced for what it is. It's a young, spirity rye, that I don't find pleasure in drinking straight. It's not bad, but there are many better/more affordable options.

    WTR101 & RRR - an odd combo, IMHO. They don't taste/smell the same at all - it's not even remotely a case of "RRR is a smoother, more mature version..." - they are strikingly different *to me* - I actually prefer the WT101 by a slim margin. The RRR is a more subdued rye, but it's not an obvious progression fro the WTR101. I often find RRR for only a few dollars more than WTR101, and when it's $25 I'll buy it all day long, but I start to lose interest when it's breaking $30.

    WTR101 - vibrant, spicy maple syrup, rye flavors, big cinnamon fire, slight mint & juniper hints with noticeable earthy notes with a big kick.

    RRR - smooth, sweet wintergreen, pine essence, and soft medium finish with a gentle profile, little or no cinnamon. The mintiest non-95%-100% Rye on the market.


    Very different, IMHO.

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    Re: A Couple that havn't been Mentioned

    Bleu Sky is a sourced rye. I think it's a Party Source exclusive. It's probably LDI, given that its made by Strong Spirits which I believe sources all of its product from LDI.

    Have you had the Party Source Bowman? That's a fantastic rye.

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    Re: A Couple that havn't been Mentioned

    Quote Originally Posted by Zanaspus View Post
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    Also, is WT Russell's Reserve worth the step up from standard WT?
    I prefer Russell's Reserve Rye to Wild Turkey 101 Proof Rye. I find Russell's Reserve much smoother to drink neat. It was my 'go to' rye until I discovered the excellent Sazerac Rye (no age statement) and Bulleit Rye.

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    Re: A Couple that havn't been Mentioned

    Quote Originally Posted by Shell View Post
    I prefer Russell's Reserve Rye to Wild Turkey 101 Proof Rye. I find Russell's Reserve much smoother to drink neat. It was my 'go to' rye until I discovered the excellent Sazerac Rye (no age statement) and Bulleit Rye.
    I would agree that RRR is 'smoother.'

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    Re: A Couple that havn't been Mentioned

    Just make sure to put $70 aside to splurge on a bottle of the Abraham Bowman barrel strength rye if it is still available. Even if you aren't ready for it right now, at least you'll have a bottle. Put it away and months down the line when you've become well acquainted with rye whiskey, you'll be able to open up the bowman and be thankful that you have a rye of such high quality in your posession. It's that good (imo).
    Ryan

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    Re: A Couple that havn't been Mentioned

    Quote Originally Posted by nivto View Post
    Just make sure to put $70 aside to splurge on a bottle of the Abraham Bowman barrel strength rye if it is still available. Even if you aren't ready for it right now, at least you'll have a bottle.
    Great advice! I'm not much of a Rye fan but if someone gave me
    a heads up on a wheater I shoulda picked up while I was learning I
    preferred them, I'd be indebted for sure!
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    It won't be any cheaper than it is today.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan
    Someone will pay it. Someone always pays it.

 

 

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