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  1. #51
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: No Rittenhouse Shortage in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by BFerguson View Post
    Yes, its been in state for at least two or three weeks.

    I was told that the state as a whole did get fewer cases than than last year,maybe something to the order of 25% less?? I don't remember what I was told exactly, but I remember it was quite a decrease.

    Need a hand? Let me know. Being the nice guy that I am, I will also take a look around the sunny St. Pete Beach FL area, I managed to get out of town before the cold and snow hit.

    The white sand is almost like snow.......

    Nice work on getting to FL. I don't mind snow but when we don't get much people forget how to drive on it.

    I think I had a brain fart there, I know of (and knew several days ago) about a couple of places that have Ritt in stock. One is asking $26, which may be more than I'm willing to spend.

  2. #52
    Bourbonian of the Year 2002 and Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 1999

    Re: No Rittenhouse Shortage in Chicago

    When Ritt BIB jumped from $14 to $19 seemingly overnight, I didn't buy a bottle for two years, but I'm back now and glad to get it for $23.

  3. #53
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Somerville, MA

    Re: No Rittenhouse Shortage in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    Well, yes and no. In terms of subjective value, yes. In terms of where it fits into the category, no. Think of the prices for the other generally available 4 year old ryes on the market. (I'll use Minnesota prices knowing that it varies a lot geographically, but the point remains).

    You have Overholt at around $10, Beam at somewhere over $15, where both of those are 80 proof. Wild Turkey is usually $20 or more and is probably the closest to Ritt BiB in terms of what it is. Bulleit falls in there somewhere around $24 for a 90 proofer but it probably has some older stock in it.

    The next step up are a couple 90 proof six year olds, one official, one not: Baby Saz and Russell's Reserve. Both tend to be priced around $27 in my marketplace.

    I guess I wouldn't to pay more for Rittenhouse than I would for a 6 year old.

    By the way, has Ritt made it to Minnesota? I can't recall ever seeing it although it was available across the river in Hudson, WI for a while.
    Yeah, I hear you. Admittedly I don't think too much about rye age unless they're extremely young or extremely old. In re: that midmarket space, I simply like Ritt much more than Saz or WTR. The former I'll buy in a pinch, the latter is just not for me.



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