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  1. #31
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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    That's the downside of living in Atlanta. IF you can find it, you're almost always paying $70+ for the privilege. I figure since I go through less than a bottle a year, the extra few dollars don't bug me too much (I reckon I could spend time driving further out to maybe find it for less, but I can't picture spending a few hours to save $10; although I completely understand when you're buying multiples!)
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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    I agree w/u Oscar that Handy tends to lose some its its "punch" the longer the bottle sits around. Ironic that VWFRR improves greatly with a little age and air time in the bottle after opening while Handy goes the opposite way. I guess the lesson is to open one of each, drink the Handy quickly first and savor the VWFRR more over time.

    I haven't seen a bottle of Handy on any shelves in the last 9 months so Josh you must be shopping some of the stores in the questionable areas of town.

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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Blacksmith View Post
    Same here. If it was $50 I'd spring for a few. At $69 it's kind of a special occasion purchase.
    Just ran into this - 2010 Handy at Binny's for $50.

    http://www.binnys.com/spirits/Thomas...ey_193205.html

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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Quote Originally Posted by DPPSmoker View Post
    Just ran into this - 2010 Handy at Binny's for $50.

    http://www.binnys.com/spirits/Thomas...ey_193205.html
    FYI...just sold out this morning.

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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    What was the age and proof of the 2009 Thomas Handy Rye?
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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Opened my 2011 Handy on Saturday. First bottle I've had. Nose was really strong orange juice and tasted of mandarin orange that first day. I still get those notes today but not as much. The proof gives it a lot of power that I like, but I don't think it's that complex beyond that. Needs more age. I'd love this at $40 to $50, at $80 it's over priced. Will probably not buy again.

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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe View Post
    What was the age and proof of the 2009 Thomas Handy Rye?
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    7 years 3 mos., 129.0

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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    I wasnt very imprrssed with it. I have the 2011 release. It's been a long time, maybe it's changed due to some air time. Although I am not sure why it's considered "antique" next to an 18, 17, and 12 yr old whiskey @_@
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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    2011 THH is Jim Murray's Whisky Bible - 2013 "Whisky of the Year".
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    Re: Thomas H Handy

    Any mention of JM belongs in the PHC subforum :-)

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