Why does every one speculate the worst case scenario when something new comes out? Everyone has been wanting RR101 back this is RR 101 in overdrive. Lets wait and see what happens before we start bitching. Just because someone moved your food dish an inch to the side don't have a hissy. Same goes for the Rye 81 /Rye 101.
[Liberty Valance lays shot in the street]
(Dr) "Quick whiskey!"
[ Dr drinks from whiskey bottle, kicks over Liberty Valance]
(Dr) "He's Dead"
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For $30 to $35 Rare Breed is still worth it. But the older stuff was better. If you've never tasted the older RBs the current is just fine
Russell's Reserve is pretty good, too, at under $30. If it was under $25 I would be even more excited about it.
Wild Turkey is kind of a victim of their own success. They made some incredible booze in the not that distant past, and the current stuff doesn't quite measure up. But that doesn't mean that the current product is bad, quite the contrary. It's very good.... just has big shoes to fill.
I guess "give 'em the bird" isn't just a marketing slogan, it's a brand management strategy, too.
Will be waiting in high anticipation for the WT Rye 101 Single Barrel.... probably about $39.95.....
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