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  1. #161
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    Re: What Rye are you enjoying Summer 2012?

    Will do, thanks. I think the long rest in the barrel did help to produce the notable sweetness (this is batch 3 incidentally). Another analogy is to a Scotch malt, true the grains are different (mostly) but you get a long repose in reused barrels in both cases and the resultant sweetness is not that different. I need to taste it again but it may be that the sweet here is more the pure vanilla type as opposed to the red layer smoky sweetness of a typical bourbon or well-aged rye.

    Gary

  2. #162
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    Re: What Rye are you enjoying Summer 2012?

    Would love to get my hands on some of that HW. It's on my target list for my next trip to the US.

    The rye situation here in Ontario (as Gary can attest to) is dire. There are currently zero straight ryes available for sale here. We got a shipment of Baby Saz in June, but that all got snapped up in just a few weeks. The Ritt BIB sold out months ago. I bunkered a few of each and am rationing them very carefully.

    I recently found a bar with Willett 4yo on the shelf. A very unusual find here - it must have been purchased privately by the publican. Quite a delicious pour.
    trying to walk a straight line,
    on sour mash and cheap wine

  3. #163

    Re: What Rye are you enjoying Summer 2012?

    Man....I'm always drinking rye...pretty much every day, to be honest.

    What I'm digging on lately:

    High West Rendezvous - heaven

    Willett 5 year Rye - Bulleitt for grown ups at 110 proof...dig this juice

    Old Overholt - 1953 bottling - Original Broadford, PA distillery, 100 proof, BIB......holy shit, they do NOT make 'em like this Pennsylvania rye no more.

  4. #164
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    Re: What Rye are you enjoying Summer 2012?

    As the outer bands of what's left of Isaac pass over & college football returns, it's a WT101 Rye night.
    "I think I'll just stay here and drink"
    .....Merle Haggard

  5. #165
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    Re: What Rye are you enjoying Summer 2012?

    Starting out the evening with some HWDR!, then maybe some Willett, WTR 101, HW 16yr, or baby Saz??
    I may be drunk, but in the morning, I'll be sober and you'll still be ugly...WC

  6. #166
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    Re: What Rye are you enjoying Summer 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil T View Post
    Starting out the evening with some HWDR!, then maybe some Willett, WTR 101, HW 16yr, or baby Saz??
    While I'm a fan of WTR 101, and sorry to see it go away, the HWDR! and the Willett are much more full flavored , I'll survive just fine.
    I may be drunk, but in the morning, I'll be sober and you'll still be ugly...WC

  7. #167
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    Re: What Rye are you enjoying Summer 2012?

    I just cracked open my first bottle of whistlepig last night and had the first pour. I'm not sold on getting a second bottle yet, but I'm definitely looking forward to the second pour.

  8. #168
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    Re: What Rye are you enjoying Summer 2012?

    A couple pours of Ritt and Baby Saz while painting today to keep me" in the zone"the painting sucked, while the value pours were right on key.
    Last edited by WAINWRIGHT; 09-03-2012 at 18:08. Reason: poor keyboard skills

  9. #169
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    Re: What Rye are you enjoying Summer 2012?

    Some Rendezvous and Double Rye! tonight.

  10. #170
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    Re: What Rye are you enjoying Summer 2012?

    Finishing up the long Labor Day Weekend with a stupendous pour of Saz 18. Nothing quite like this whiskey. It truly is special.
    JOE

    Wag more.
    Bark less.

    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

 

 

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