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    Sale on Binny's Hand-picked Rendezvous

    I was just looking at Binny's site tonight and noticed a Sales link. Followed it and lo and behold, Binny's Hand-picked Rendezvous was there at the other end. Staring at me. Tempting me to buy it.

    Now, I try to limit my alcohol purchasing (scoff away) and my upcoming purchase was supposed to be a bottle of Maraschino. However, this sale Rendezvous is five bucks cheaper than standard Rendezvous, and 100 proof (versus 92) to boot. So I guess I'll have to wait on that Maraschino.

    Anyone tried this Binny's version? Any remarks?

    Anyway, I'll be off to purchase a bottle tomorrow. I'm not sure how long this has been/will be on sale, but I thought I'd give all you High West fans a heads-up.

    Edit: I'd like to clarify that I am not purchasing this solely because it is on sale. I've only heard good things about the regular Rendezvous and it's been on my whiskey list so I figured this was a good opportunity to finally get a bottle. For those interested, it's normally $59.99 and is currently $49.99. And Double Rye! Binny's HP is going for $36.99 instead of the usual $44.99.
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    Sale on Binny's Hand-picked Rendezvous

    Too bad they don't ship to WA State. I love the regular Rendezvous & that 100proof version would be right up my alley!
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    Re: Sale on Binny's Hand-picked Rendezvous

    A local store here in Atlanta alslo had a "hand picked" 100 proof HW Rendezvous rye available. I picked one up but haven't opened it. The local one was supposedly given additional aging of about 2 years in the barrel as well.

    Of course it also was given a higher price here as well. I am curious if it is a similar bottling. Hard to tell as there is not much info on the Binny's website about it that I see.
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    Re: Sale on Binny's Hand-picked Rendezvous

    Im a huge High West fan. Would love to see a pic of the bottle if you pick it up...or any info on whether the labeling is different.

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    Sale on Binny's Hand-picked Rendezvous

    The Binny's Rendezvous was re-barreled and aged for a time (can't recall how long) in a barrel previously used to age HW's barreled manhattan, 36th Vote. Their Double Rye! Was re-barreled in a Four Roses barrel. I tasted both and was disappointed by the Rendezvous. The re-barrel seemed to mute the more subtle notes of the 16yo component of the whiskey, leaving behind the minty, dilly influence of the younger LDI.

    It's been a few years since I've had regular Rendezvous, but I used to be a big fan.

    I thought the re-barreling improved the DR!, the regular bottling of which I am not a fan. The young waxy notes I remember from the bottle I had a few years ago were washed away with the barrel influence for a sweeter, fuller whiskey, but not something I need on my bar at the price it goes for.
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    Re: Sale on Binny's Hand-picked Rendezvous

    Thanks for the review. I'm intrigued by the higher proof, but not excited about the finished barrels. I'll pass for now.

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    Re: Sale on Binny's Hand-picked Rendezvous

    The Double Rye is the one that was finished in the Manhattan Barrel. The Rendezvous was in the Four Roses barrel.

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    Re: Sale on Binny's Hand-picked Rendezvous

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Pollito View Post
    The Double Rye is the one that was finished in the Manhattan Barrel. The Rendezvous was in the Four Roses barrel.
    Whoops, got them reversed, thanks Joe.
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    Re: Sale on Binny's Hand-picked Rendezvous

    Alpha, have you cracked it open yet? What did you think (i guess it is hard though, having no basis for comparison if you've never had regular rezendevous).

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    Re: Sale on Binny's Hand-picked Rendezvous

    Well, I went out the next day and purchased a bottle. Aaron's comment disappoints me a little, but I'm sure it'll still be worthwhile.

    Trump: I have yet to crack it open, so I can't provide a review. There are far too many open bottles languishing on my bar already. I'll be sure to post back here when I do end up opening it though (probably in March). Hopefully some regular Rendezvous will have passed my lips by that point.
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