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    Wild turkey Russells reserve rye vs WT rye 101

    I havent heard much about the 6 year russells reserve rye. Anyone have any takes on it?

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    Re: Wild turkey Russells reserve rye vs WT rye 101

    I love WT Rye 101, much more than Baby Saz, and slightly more than RittBIB. As for RR6yrRye, I think the choice of proof castrates it.

    Yet I also like the Ritt80pr, so go figure.

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    Re: Wild turkey Russells reserve rye vs WT rye 101

    RR6 was a disappointment to me personally... didn't have a true rye taste nor did it particularly impress me

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    Re: Wild turkey Russells reserve rye vs WT rye 101

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    As for RR6yrRye, I think the choice of proof castrates it.
    I feel the same way about templeton- decent product that should be offered at a higher proof.

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    Re: Wild turkey Russells reserve rye vs WT rye 101

    Just FYI, there is a Rye Forum, I've moved this to it. Cheers!
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    Re: Wild turkey Russells reserve rye vs WT rye 101

    I love WT Rye 101. I was somewhat disappointed with my bottle of RR Rye. It was way to salty. It was the same for my last bottle RR Bourbon too. I haven't gone back because of it. Sadly they no longer make WT RR 101. That was a sweet Bourbon and was my introduction pour. But back to Rye. i would pop for the 101 or try Rittenhouse BIB or Baby Saz and let the RR Rye go. Sorry Russell
    "Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough". Mark Twain

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    Re: Wild turkey Russells reserve rye vs WT rye 101

    It's been a while since I've had a bottle of RR Rye, but I can remember thinking it was pretty decent, if not as good as its Nichols compatriot. RR Rye lacks a lot of the rye-spice punch that makes WT Rye a standard pour for me. Maybe it's the little extra time the whiskey spent in the barrel, but the edges that distinguish WT Rye from its entry-level rye counterparts (Overholt and Beam) have been well tempered in the RR Rye. Still, I can see how its softer profile would make RR much more palatable than WT, which even some rye guys I know find off putting in its spiciness.

    Raises another question: has it been established that this is the same juice as WT Rye, just older and at a lower proof?

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    Re: Wild turkey Russells reserve rye vs WT rye 101

    Quote Originally Posted by roostercogburn View Post
    Raises another question: has it been established that this is the same juice as WT Rye, just older and at a lower proof?
    I've wondered if maybe the 101 is the same age if not older (average barrel) than the 6 yr RR.

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    Re: Wild turkey Russells reserve rye vs WT rye 101

    According to an interview with Jimmy Russell a few years back the Turkey Rye 101 is aged 4 years. Curious that it was 4 yrs even back when the stated age on the Bourbon 101 was 8 yrs.

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    Re: Wild turkey Russells reserve rye vs WT rye 101

    I haven't had the WT, but I did try the RR rye and was kind of disappointed...just nothing special about it. I'd take Ritt BIB everyday over it and the next rye I buy will be the Wild Turkey 101...I really look forward to it.

 

 

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