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  1. #31
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Restaurant man View Post
    Cracked a bottle last night. I'm gonna get serious about cleaning off shelves when I see this for like 20 bucks. No reason to avoid drinking this as an "everyday-er"
    That's the spirit! A fantastic every day pour.
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Restaurant man View Post
    Cracked a bottle last night. I'm gonna get serious about cleaning off shelves when I see this for like 20 bucks. No reason to avoid drinking this as an "everyday-er"
    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    It's one of my everydays--having some right now. I started with some Baby Saz, down to the last pour or two of a very good bottle.
    Quote Originally Posted by DeanSheen View Post
    That's the spirit! A fantastic every day pour.
    No disagreement on its drinkability but I can't help but pause more between purchases, at its current $23, and only 4 years ago could often be found on sale for $11. Here is a link to a blog post by Chuck back in 8/2009 about the price creep on Ritt BIB http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/200...e-rye-bib.html
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Point taken, but it's arguably better whiskey than, say, HH gold label BiB or Mellow Corn (both also everyday pours in my house), and definitely better than the current Fitz. But heaven only knows how fast it would disappear if if were under $15 a bottle.
    Life's too short, and there's too much good whiskey within reach.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by T Comp View Post
    No disagreement on its drinkability but I can't help but pause more between purchases, at its current $23, and only 4 years ago could often be found on sale for $11. Here is a link to a blog post by Chuck back in 8/2009 about the price creep on Ritt BIB http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/200...e-rye-bib.html
    They've maxed out the price as businesses often do, especially when there are shortages. Dsp 1 ritt should be right around the corner if they drop it at 4 years. My guess is there will be plenty around. But will it be any good?
    "On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    "and only 4 years ago could often be found on sale for $11."

    Four years ago a SB Member helped me out and procured 3 for me at that price. That was how it all got started between me and RITT. I have watched the price creep and have no problem with it at $20. How much more I will bear is a question I can't answer right now. If it sticks around $20 it will continue to be a staple.

    I'm very fond of the $20 - $30 pricepoint. It nice just to drink and not think about price, makes it even more enjoyable in the long run.
    ~Robert BTOTY #2 2009

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Pikesville! Best (and cheapest) 80 proof rye on the market!
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    I finally cracked a Willett 3yr that I bought back in January. I have had several 4&5yr Willett's and found them quite enjoyable. However, this one is thin and tastes young.
    I may be drunk, but in the morning, I'll be sober and you'll still be ugly...WC

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    Some WT81 Rye (which I picked up not paying attention, as I thought it was 101 Rye). There isn't anything objectionable about it - just lacks "more". Think I'll keep this bottle around just to remind me how lovely my other ryes are
    I'm still pickin the 81 rye apart. I've been comparing it to the Pikesville and Overholt ryes since they are all ~80pf and 3-5yo. This may sound strange, but it seems as if the WT 81 rye is not even 3 years old. It has such a young flavor that it seems like it's only 1-2 years old, though that's not possible since it is labeled as 4-5yo. I can't quite identify what makes it taste the way it does, but it must be the combination of barrel, age, and yeast that makes it taste so young and grainy. It's not like any of the other WT products that certainly come from a heavily charred barrel and have several years of good aging behind them. Maybe some day I'll come around to it. Until then, I'll nurse my 16 bottles of 101 rye......
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    Pikesville! Best (and cheapest) 80 proof rye on the market!
    Spoken like someone who has never tried Fleischmann's Rye. $18.99 a handle.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    Spoken like someone who has never tried Fleischmann's Rye. $18.99 a handle.
    I'm still trying to figure out a way to get a case down here. I saw Fleischmann's brandy yesterday, and I may inquire. Or I may just have to load up the van again!
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