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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Damn fine Rye in my book. Seems priced right at $60-65 too.

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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    Never paid more than $66 at retail. At that price it's a bargain. More than that and I would seriously hesitate.
    For $80 round my parts 2 Willett 6yr. for less is a damn fine alternative,I still really like this rye.Makes for one hell of a Manhattan than no Vermouth can trump or over shadow.

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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    O-ver Ra-ted *clap clap clapclapclap*
    I think you are being a little too hard on Mr. Handy, Josh.

    Remember, can't get baby Saz at barrel proof.

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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Yeah, that's basically what it is. But since the last price hike, it's no longer a good buy even based on proof. It is easy to find in Michigan, tho, so that's something.
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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    O-ver Ra-ted *clap clap clapclapclap*
    I can see that.
    THH is kinda frustrating too, the first one I had I thought it's not only the best rye I've ever had but one of the best whiskies also.
    Then about a third down the bottle the youngness of it kicked in for me and that's why I say it's frustrating.

    Could you imagine a 10 or 12yo THH at barrel proof? Wow!
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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Could you imagine a 10 or 12yo THH at barrel proof? Wow!
    That would be those TPS Bowman Rye's from a few years back - nectar of the gods is what they are. 10+ years, uncut, unfiltered - easily in my Top 10 all time whiskies.

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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I can see that.
    THH is kinda frustrating too, the first one I had I thought it's not only the best rye I've ever had but one of the best whiskies also.
    Then about a third down the bottle the youngness of it kicked in for me and that's why I say it's frustrating.

    Could you imagine a 10 or 12yo THH at barrel proof? Wow!
    Wait a minute - I'm on my first THH ever, and probably 1/3 of the bottle down, and it is hands down my favorite rye (and to your point - one of my favorite whiskies). I'm depressed to think that it is heading downhill from this point on
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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    Wait a minute - I'm on my first THH ever, and probably 1/3 of the bottle down, and it is hands down my favorite rye (and to your point - one of my favorite whiskies). I'm depressed to think that it is heading downhill from this point on
    Not saying Oscar doesn't know what's up - cause he does - but this isn't something that happens for me. I've had a dozen or more bottles of Handy, and it's always a treat. Not a bad year (although some are better) and never fails to refresh and excite me. I've not had any issues with "youngness" creeping in with THH than I've had with regular Baby Saz (which is to say none).

    Everybody's tastes are different - and I love THH, and always find the electric jolt of spice+alcohol to be a winner at every stage in the bottle.

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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Quote Originally Posted by timd View Post
    That would be those TPS Bowman Rye's from a few years back - nectar of the gods is what they are. 10+ years, uncut, unfiltered - easily in my Top 10 all time whiskies.
    Yep, I agree. Delicious are those TPS Bowman rye's!
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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Yeah, that's basically what it is. But since the last price hike, it's no longer a good buy even based on proof. It is easy to find in Michigan, tho, so that's something.
    I like it a lot but don't buy it at $70+. $65 was about it for me.
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