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  1. #151
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by c2walker View Post
    In terms of flavor profile, how does it compare to the heavy hitters in the category (i.e. VWFRR, Saz 18, V21, etc.)?
    I'd say its in between VWFRR and V21s profile. It's got a hint of creaminess and roundness that is pleasant but not to the levels of VWFRR. True rye character that is super fresh and vibrant, better than saz18. V21 shows its age more and the HW 16 shows its youth when compared. HW16 is a good example of a middle road between VWFRR and V21.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Tico View Post
    Polished off a 375ml of HW16 than has been open for a few months. Great rye and up there in the top 5 for me.
    I completely agree with this statement.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Cracked open a Michters SB Rye. Barrel #1258-11. Decent pour, well balanced. Not sure about a re-buy but worth it the first time around for me. The low proof does drop the grade on this bottle.
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Tico View Post
    I'd say its in between VWFRR and V21s profile. It's got a hint of creaminess and roundness that is pleasant but not to the levels of VWFRR. True rye character that is super fresh and vibrant, better than saz18. V21 shows its age more and the HW 16 shows its youth when compared. HW16 is a good example of a middle road between VWFRR and V21.
    Hmm, my bottle (batch 6) is totally different from Saz 18 and V21. It's a lot like AaronWF described it, like a custardy minty bramble. I get some woody notes but nothing like the others, and a complete absence of sharp rye notes. I can't compare it to any other ryes.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Still working on Beam yellow label

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Still working on Beam yellow label
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    A small sip of Hirsch 21 tonight. I am trying to hit this bottle infrequently until I can find another - 750ml is just not enough liquid!

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    What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    A large pour of baby Saz and a bit of Jefferson 10 while resisting the urge to open the bottle of Hirsch 22 rye that UPS dropped off today

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelturtle1 View Post
    A large pour of baby Saz and a bit of Jefferson 10 while resisting the urge to open the bottle of Hirsch 22 rye that UPS dropped off today
    Ha, you one upped me! In a vertical tasting of Hirsch Rye a couple of us did, the 22 was the clear winner. Nice score, Michael.

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    What Rye Are You Drinking? Autumn 2012

    That was the post that inspired my "need" to try it... Also have the 20 yr Canadian rye and the 21 yr on the way so not as impressive as your tasting but close

 

 

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