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  1. #11
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    Re: No Rittenhouse Shortage in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    There obviously is plenty in the pipeline at the moment.
    It's that Rittenhouse time of year - seems like 2x a year it shows up, and then it's gone for months. I haven't seen it regularly on any shelf in Texas for the past 6 months, and now I'm tripping over it at under $20 a bottle.

    Just know this will be short lived, because it'll go away (again) for months - or longer - once this release sells out.

    Just the cycle of the desired low-end Ryes (WT, Saz, Ritt - they all go in a cycle at retail as far as I've been able to determine over the last 3 years or so of coveting the stuff).

    Buy plenty and buy now...

    Then again (and I say this every year...) maybe it's finally a regular product in the production pipeline rather than seasonal?

  2. #12
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    Re: No Rittenhouse Shortage in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    There is apparently no shortage of Rittenhouse Rye BIB in Chicago. I just returned from Binny's Lincoln Park and they had a floor stack of about 50 cases, at $22.99/750 ml. Still DSP-354.
    I picked up a couple bottles at Binny's last week for $22.99, then drove down the road a couple miles to a smaller shop where they had it for $18.99.
    Craig

  3. #13
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    Re: No Rittenhouse Shortage in Chicago

    Well, I've been off the Ritt BIB train for a few years now, as I was finding it to be too bourbony. Baby Saz has become my go-to. But, I'm going to have to pick up a bottle to try again, while it seems readily available at present.
    JOE

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    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

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    Re: No Rittenhouse Shortage in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Well, I've been off the Ritt BIB train for a few years now, as I was finding it to be too bourbony. Baby Saz has become my go-to. But, I'm going to have to pick up a bottle to try again, while it seems readily available at present.
    Want me to bring an open bottle on the 14th to see if you still find it too bourbony?
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    Re: No Rittenhouse Shortage in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by jcg9779 View Post
    Want me to bring an open bottle on the 14th to see if you still find it too bourbony?
    yessy!
    Thanks, Jack.
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  6. #16
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    Re: No Rittenhouse Shortage in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Eth3rStrik3r View Post
    Its always been kind of vacant at the Binnys out in the western suburbs, but I never have really had trouble finding it even when walking into some random liquor store in my area. On my last trip up to Sheboygan though, I found a store that was carrying it for $17 a bottle and nearly had a heart attack. Nothing like getting your favorite bottle of whiskey for super cheap
    I know the SW burbs has a decent stock of it (plainfield and naperville).

    I never knew what all the hoopla was about regarding the rye shortage. Yes, there is a shortage of options, but most of the options that are available elsewhere in the country are readily available in Chicago.

  7. #17
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    Re: No Rittenhouse Shortage in Chicago

    If I go to the store to buy Rit BIB and they're out, that's a crisis.

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    Re: No Rittenhouse Shortage in Chicago

    As far as I can tell, this is not available in Indy. Anyone know for sure?
    -Brian-

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    Re: No Rittenhouse Shortage in Chicago

    I was Jonesing for some Ritt BIB but, this being Ohio, that was out of the question. My local merchant stocks Baby Saz--but has been out for a couple months. Fortunately, he still had some WT 101 rye so all is not lost. Next week, we are headed to FL with a pit stop at the Liquor Barn in Lexington where they stock lots of good stuff that is not available in BuckeyeLand: VOB, AAA 10YO, OWA.
    Chicago politics may be awful but that is just the price you pay for access to Ritt BIB.
    If God made anything better than bourbon he must have kept it for Hisself.

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    Re: No Rittenhouse Shortage in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    If I go to the store to buy Rit BIB and they're out, that's a crisis.
    Very true. I never find more than 2-3 in a store at a time...most of time zero.

 

 

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