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    Re: Bulleit Rye vs "Baby" Saz

    I just bought the baby saz 2 days ago, and I really like it. Here in Ontario the only straight ryes available lately were Rittenhouse BIB and baby Saz. I didn't care for the Rittenhouse. One Canadian whisky I enjoy that's cheap is Alberta Springs 10yo, and it's said to be 100% rye.

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    Re: Bulleit Rye vs "Baby" Saz

    IMHO "Baby" Saz makes a killer Manhattan. Unfortunately my bottle is near empty and the stuff is next to impossible to find here in the Bluegrass.

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    These are night and day different pours on the palate. I'm 100% confident I could identify them 10/10 times blind.

    So it just comes down to what you're looking for in your glass.

    Personally, I enjoy them both when the mood strikes. Both have a place on my shelf.
    Josh

    "The last time I turned down a whiskey, I didnít understand the question."

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    Re: Bulleit Rye vs "Baby" Saz

    Quote Originally Posted by JayMonster View Post
    That is interesting. I nearly swore off all Heaven Hill products because my one (and only) bottle of EW Black tasted like Scope. But I got literally NO minty taste on the Bulleit Rye... at all.
    Wow... I get more mint on LDI rye than from a julep!

    That said, it's not bad - just a unique profile. If you can dig up Willet 4-5yr Rye at CS, then grab that... easily worth the $10 premium over the Bulleit.

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    Re: Bulleit Rye vs "Baby" Saz

    I had given up on the LDI stuff because I got so much mint every time but recently had a 5yr Willett Rye that I assume is from the same LDI stocks that last years 4yr was from and it didn't have any mint. The 4yr was like a mint mouth wash.

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    Re: Bulleit Rye vs "Baby" Saz

    You guys have me scared now. I was going to buy a case while it was still on sale, and but I will get another bottle or two instead, I just in case my bottle was a fluke.

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    Re: Bulleit Rye vs "Baby" Saz

    Quote Originally Posted by mosugoji64 View Post
    What he said! Baby Saz is very good. Bulleit and the other LDI-sourced ryes are unique due to their very high (95%) rye content.
    I think that the complete lack of corn in the LDI ryes is even more telling than the fact that they're 95% rye. We expect corn from American whiskey, and when it doesn't make a showing, it can be jarring.

    Quote Originally Posted by timd View Post
    If you can dig up Willet 4-5yr Rye at CS, then grab that... easily worth the $10 premium over the Bulleit.
    This is a no-brainer. Same juice unchillfiltered and at CS.

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
    I had given up on the LDI stuff because I got so much mint every time but recently had a 5yr Willett Rye that I assume is from the same LDI stocks that last years 4yr was from and it didn't have any mint. The 4yr was like a mint mouth wash.
    You know, I have seen Willet ryes around here that were actually distilled in Kentucky. I haven't tried one, but I've heard they have a very different profile from the LDIs. I wonder where they're from...
    "A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
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    Re: Bulleit Rye vs "Baby" Saz

    Baby Saz all the way. I may be spoiled in NOLA as stock is always plentiful at $20 or so. I think the resurgence of the Sazerac cocktail has contributed to shelves always being full.

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    Re: Bulleit Rye vs "Baby" Saz

    And the Baby Saz comes in a cool bottle too! I'll be firing up the grill momentarily and plan on a few ginger ale & ryes to keep me wet while I'm out there flipping chicken.
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: Bulleit Rye vs "Baby" Saz

    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Manthey View Post
    Baby Saz all the way. I may be spoiled in NOLA as stock is always plentiful at $20 or so. I think the resurgence of the Sazerac cocktail has contributed to shelves always being full.
    Wow, I will have to keep this in mind when I go to NOLA in November. I may be packing some SAZ to bring back home.

 

 

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