I would love to know what kind of notes appear on the 16 and 21 products. I have seen a few 21 bottles around here but no 16. So far, I am not much on the LDI and Barton rye products...maybe it has to grow on you over a period of time...kind of like Saz did to me a few years ago.
Thanks everybody for the pricing and tasting notes on this. The "vibrant" comment certainly does raise some interest to me with the 21yr, not often you here that type of comment with a item that old.
Certainly could have to do with the used cooperage, much like scotch, it may allow the spirit to age a bit more slowly and keep it's youth longer than a similar new barrel.
Might have to pull the trigger on these.
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It's interesting to me that the Canadian producers continue to resist the idea of offering their flavoring whiskeys as straights, because they believe the whiskeys aren't good that way, yet companies such as High West, Whistle Pig, and Templeton have had great success with them. It's much like the way American producers resisted offering older bourbons and ryes, even when they had them, until the consumers practically forced them to.
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Mat, did you get a new gig? If so, congrats!
Yep, I did. David Perkins and I are both Georgia Boys who went into the alcohol business. I've known David for nearly 25 years (through a mutual friend), and am proud to have been the one responsible for introducing High West to MN.
Late last year David and I began to talk about our plans for the future; one thing lead to another, and I'm now on board at High West as their Sales & Marketing Manager.
When I closed my winery I always knew I'd eventually get back on the supplier side. I've been offered plenty of great opportunities with wineries and importers around the globe...all of which I've turned down. When David asked if I'd be interested in joining his team, it was a truly natural thing to say "yes".
And let me tell you...I'm loving it!
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I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?