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  1. #1
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    Thumbs down The time is nigh for rye

    WT Rye 101 - Gone, now being hoarded

    RittBiB - In short supply and prices rising above $25

    Baby Saz - On allocation and prices up to $35 (I honestly saw one for $90 though)

    Ultra aged rye typically costs far more than bourbon

    Yet for some reason Handy sits all around the shelves here...

  2. #2
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    Re: The time is nigh for rye

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    WT Rye 101 - Gone, now being hoarded

    RittBiB - In short supply and prices rising above $25

    Baby Saz - On allocation and prices up to $35 (I honestly saw one for $90 though)

    Ultra aged rye typically costs far more than bourbon

    Yet for some reason Handy sits all around the shelves here...
    I have seen more Handy than I would expect. Lots of Baby Saz too (and $90 is just nutso). I have noticed a lot of Ritt BIB and WT Rye around here(ATL) as well. Sorry to hear this but I hope this is only in Texas.

  3. #3
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    Re: The time is nigh for rye

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    WT Rye 101 - Gone, now being hoarded

    RittBiB - In short supply and prices rising above $25

    Baby Saz - On allocation and prices up to $35 (I honestly saw one for $90 though)

    Ultra aged rye typically costs far more than bourbon

    Yet for some reason Handy sits all around the shelves here...
    Plenty of the Bulliet around and it's quite good. Spirits still has Ritt BIB for $19.99 but no WT Rye. I'm not a huge rye fan but I have to keep a bottle or three around for the wife.

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    Re: The time is nigh for rye

    Plenty of WT101, handy and ritt bib at the big box stores here in CA. Baby saz is a bit harder to find but it can be had with a bit of hunting.

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    Re: The time is nigh for rye

    I read through the thread we had a few days back talking about WT Rye 101 going away. It made me want to hoard them, but I think I hit the wall. I have a case in my cellar, and stumbled across a store today that had three cases left for $22 a bottle. I need to resolve this internal debate on whether to go back and buy them out...

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    Re: The time is nigh for rye

    I can't seem to find the WT 101 Rye here in San Diego. After several trips to small and large stores, I've only found 1 bottle and it was $26! : ( But I bought it anyway.

  7. #7
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    Re: The time is nigh for rye

    P.S. - If anyone has excess Handy at a store near them for a reasonable price, send me a PM and maybe we can work out a deal as the Handy here is crazy expensive!

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    Re: The time is nigh for rye

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    WT Rye 101 - Gone, now being hoarded

    RittBiB - In short supply and prices rising above $25

    Baby Saz - On allocation and prices up to $35 (I honestly saw one for $90 though)

    Ultra aged rye typically costs far more than bourbon

    Yet for some reason Handy sits all around the shelves here...
    Ultra aged Rye costs more than Bourbon because Rye takes much better to long age than Bourbon. Even Wheaters, which I think peak somewhere between 10 and 18 years. Rye, I can't get enough age on them.

  9. #9
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    Re: The time is nigh for rye

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    WT Rye 101 - Gone, now being hoarded

    RittBiB - In short supply and prices rising above $25

    Baby Saz - On allocation and prices up to $35 (I honestly saw one for $90 though)

    Ultra aged rye typically costs far more than bourbon

    Yet for some reason Handy sits all around the shelves here...
    i can confirm that this is true for the most part in houston. i've never seen a baby saz for $90 though. that is crazy. rittbib is in short supply but still below $25 in houston. right now, ritt bib is easier to find in houston than wt rye 101.

  10. #10
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    Re: The time is nigh for rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Neat View Post
    rittbib is in short supply but still below $25 in houston. right now, ritt bib is easier to find in houston than wt rye 101.
    My guess for this:

    WT Rye stopped production a while back, and as shelves have gone empty, there's been nothing to fill them... But Ritt, on the other hand JUST shipped the seasonal allocation.

    Try finding Ritt in summer... nearly impossible. Seems to land in TX (and some other states) only 1-2 times a year, and goes fairly quick. What seems to be reasonably available now won't be replaced any time soon.

    My guess? This summer will see NO Ritt, NO Baby Saz, and NO WT Rye anywhere... (BT has already said they've shipped out all the Baby Saz they have for the near future...)

    If you like it, bunker it now to get through the lean months. At least Ritt & Saz should be back later in the year... unlike the Turkey.

 

 

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