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    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    Supposedly a few cases of the 21yr will make it to Dallas in the next month or two... it's on my radar
    I too will echo the 21 is good stuff, I recommend picking up a bottle to try. SNC, have you ever had the 16? In my opinion, it is unique and better than the 21 - I recommend you hunting some down and giving that a taste also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    I too will echo the 21 is good stuff, I recommend picking up a bottle to try. SNC, have you ever had the 16? In my opinion, it is unique and better than the 21 - I recommend you hunting some down and giving that a taste also.
    I am also a fan of the 16YO.... the best of the HW lineup IMO..
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

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    Yes, the 16yr olds in both the Double Rye! and Rendezvous are Barton-sourced. The 2yr in Double Rye! is LDI...I'll have to talk to my Texas rep to set him straight.

    Feel free to reach out with any other questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post

    Feel free to reach out with any other questions.
    how do you like the Bourye? I was quickly passing through a store today and it caught me eye. Has to run to get home in time.

    Btw, Indiana stores were flush with HW products. All but one store I stopped in had plenty of selections. Hope it is selling well there. Crown Liquors store clerk raved about your products.

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    I love the Bourye...although it's gone the way of the Edsel. The Bourbon was 10 year-old Four Roses, and the Rye 6 year-old LDI. Long story short, we couldn't keep up with demand, and ran short of the Bourbon. We are out of it at the distillery, and there won't be any more. If you like it, I'd suggest you buy it when you see it.

    We love the blend of Straight Bourbon and Straight Rye, and sought to continue the Bourye legacy. We've come up with something that philosophically fits...but it's a blend of 5 & 6 year-old Straight Bourbon and 3 year-old Rye. As it's decidedly a bolder, spicier expression, we chose to call it "Son of Bourye" to avoid any confusion.

    IMHO, it's a much more compelling - and engaging - expression that the original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    I love the Bourye...although it's gone the way of the Edsel. The Bourbon was 10 year-old Four Roses, and the Rye 6 year-old LDI. Long story short, we couldn't keep up with demand, and ran short of the Bourbon. We are out of it at the distillery, and there won't be any more. If you like it, I'd suggest you buy it when you see it.

    We love the blend of Straight Bourbon and Straight Rye, and sought to continue the Bourye legacy. We've come up with something that philosophically fits...but it's a blend of 5 & 6 year-old Straight Bourbon and 3 year-old Rye. As it's decidedly a bolder, spicier expression, we chose to call it "Son of Bourye" to avoid any confusion.

    IMHO, it's a much more compelling - and engaging - expression that the original.
    Thanks Mat. I should have asked when I was not two hours away, because now I want some. I will probably be back next week and will have to give it a shot if I make there. Appreciate the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    Yes, the 16yr olds in both the Double Rye! and Rendezvous are Barton-sourced. The 2yr in Double Rye! is LDI...I'll have to talk to my Texas rep to set him straight.

    Feel free to reach out with any other questions.
    I got a very informative email from Kieran after you talked to him! Glad we have the record straight

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    David is a first class guy who IMO represents the next generation of whiskey men who just want to produce great product in any fashion they can. While respecting tradition David does not let it fence him in. He also recognizes that there is no sin in using whiskey made by others if the outcome is a great product in the bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ejmharris View Post
    how do you like the Bourye? I was quickly passing through a store today and it caught me eye. Has to run to get home in time.
    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    I love the Bourye...although it's gone the way of the Edsel. The Bourbon was 10 year-old Four Roses, and the Rye 6 year-old LDI. Long story short, we couldn't keep up with demand, and ran short of the Bourbon. We are out of it at the distillery, and there won't be any more. If you like it, I'd suggest you buy it when you see it.

    We love the blend of Straight Bourbon and Straight Rye, and sought to continue the Bourye legacy. We've come up with something that philosophically fits...but it's a blend of 5 & 6 year-old Straight Bourbon and 3 year-old Rye. As it's decidedly a bolder, spicier expression, we chose to call it "Son of Bourye" to avoid any confusion.

    IMHO, it's a much more compelling - and engaging - expression that the original.
    I have only had the opportunity to briefly taste the Bouryes. I sampled the Bourye at WhiskyFest 2011 and it really kind of shocked me in the midst of so much scotch, bourbon and rye. It was as if the rye whiskey component and the bourbon whiskey component separated in my mouth so that I could taste them at the same time but each on their own. It was a weird experience, and at the time I felt that the Bourye was more an abstract work of art than a whiskey. I stayed away because I decided that if I was going to have a drink, I'd rather choose one or the other than experience the discombobulating effect of drinking two whiskies at the same time.

    I tried the Son of Bourye this past WhiskyFest. It was much more well integrated; no dissociative effects for me this time. It actually made me miss the powerfully odd experience of drinking the Bourye, and inspired me to track some of the original down before it's all gone. And now I want to find a few more bottles of it too! I'll pass on the SoB, for now anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrviognier View Post
    I love the Bourye...although it's gone the way of the Edsel. The Bourbon was 10 year-old Four Roses, and the Rye 6 year-old LDI. Long story short, we couldn't keep up with demand, and ran short of the Bourbon. We are out of it at the distillery, and there won't be any more. If you like it, I'd suggest you buy it when you see it.

    We love the blend of Straight Bourbon and Straight Rye, and sought to continue the Bourye legacy. We've come up with something that philosophically fits...but it's a blend of 5 & 6 year-old Straight Bourbon and 3 year-old Rye. As it's decidedly a bolder, spicier expression, we chose to call it "Son of Bourye" to avoid any confusion.

    IMHO, it's a much more compelling - and engaging - expression that the original.
    My wife is heading to Indy tonight so I sent her on a mission to hunt out some Bourye. Trust me that just getting her to agree to look for me was no easy feat. In the bourbon and rye whiskey aspect, she is not very supportive. Had to use some mad influencing skills!!!!

 

 

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