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  1. #11
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    No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    I guess that as you discovered, the difference is one year in the barrel, and barrel selection of course. Same as the difference between Old Crow and JBW?
    Quote Originally Posted by oke&coke View Post
    What was the age on it previously?
    It was 4.
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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    Four years on the front label. This was the first thing I noticed when I picked up the bottle. I totally missed the Three Years Old label on the back of the neck until I took a second look at the bottle a few moments ago.
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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    have you noticed that the label look like a dollar bill?

    I have one of the 4yr bottles open. I'm pretty close to pouring it out. too young for my taste.

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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    ...what makes the new Overholt different than the Beam yellow label rye?????
    In my opinion... Nothing! They are two of the most disgusting whiskeys I have ever tasted. I find them oily/soapy with no redeeming tastes to cover it.
    Hope is subversive, for it limits the grandiose pretensions of the present by calling into existence the possibility of something better.

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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    Wonder if the decision process went any further than "Hey! We can cash in on this Rye fad".
    Last edited by squire; 01-13-2013 at 12:39.

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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    Sometimes I would get the taste of roasted peanuts from Overholt. The last bottle I bought has been in the cabinet for a long time. I thought Beam Rye was much worse. It just wasn't good at all. This saved me from wasting any money on R1. All this, and I'm a big fan of rye. I really like Rittenhouse, the various versions of LGI, Saz, and others.

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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    At $20, they will price themselves out of the market.

    Here's the million dollar question- what makes the new Overholt different than the Beam yellow label rye?????
    Well, if I'm not mistaken, Beam is still 4 years old. I've only been drinking them for a couple years but I've always found them to be quite similar, although the Overholt sometimes tasted younger even if it wasn't. The last bottle of Beam rye I had (purchased a couple of months ago) was pretty grainy and young, too, even at 4 years old.

    In this market Overholt has been about $10 for a 750. Which was a deal even if it didn't taste that great, it was still good for mixing with ginger ale in the summer.

    I wonder how much rye they had to divert into the Knob Creek brand? That would account for the change.
    Life's too short, and there's too much good whiskey within reach.

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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    Quote Originally Posted by ethangsmith View Post
    At $20, they will price themselves out of the market.

    Here's the million dollar question- what makes the new Overholt different than the Beam yellow label rye?????
    $20 a bottle??? I just bought my first bottle the other night for $9.99. I haven't opened it yet, nor had much experience with it in the past (had it a couple times and thought it was alright - and maybe better than alright for $10). I just double checked and mine is 3 yrs old also . . . so thanks for the heads up on what to expect
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  9. #19
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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    Guess Ima gonna stock up some, I like OO 4year and it's always cheaper than Beam Yellow here.

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    Re: No age statement on Old Overholt anymore....

    Reading this I remembered I had some PA distilled overholt. What a difference a couple or 3 decades makes. I remember the first time I had OO from Beam. it was late 90's. Bought it in KY. It had such a lovely rye not to it. And it was markedly different at that time from Beam rye.

 

 

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