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    ri1 is still in production

    Thinking about Beam's Rye portfolio in the context of the Old Overholt age statement change, I wondered if (ri)1 ('rye one') is still in production. I asked and it is.

    One thing I speculated about in that thread. I wonder if Beam has any more ryes up its sleeve? For instance, Basil Hayden has been booming lately. A Basil Hayden Rye would be a natural.

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    ri1 is still in production

    Wasn't there supposed to be a Rye 2 and Rye 3?

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    Re: ri1 is still in production

    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    Wasn't there supposed to be a Rye 2 and Rye 3?
    I had heard that too but it never materialized.
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    Re: ri1 is still in production

    An artfully aged rye, then?

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    Re: ri1 is still in production

    Well, reduces the chances of close out sales.

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    Re: ri1 is still in production

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Well, reduces the chances of close out sales.
    Funny you should say that, I saw some at bargain basement prices in Indiana last time I was there, $10 cheaper than the usual. Almost bought some.
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    Re: ri1 is still in production

    The biggest question is - why? R1 is horrid stuff.

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    Re: ri1 is still in production

    Quote Originally Posted by humchan2k View Post
    The biggest question is - why? R1 is horrid stuff.
    I've been on a streak of agreeing with alot of your takes HC of late, but have to go counter on this one. Hard to imagine how you could get "horrid" out of it. I dissed this one when it was first released. But, I have recently found it to be a nicely flavorful rye. Not big and bold, like I like my ryes to be, actually. But, I am finding it to be wonderfully flavorful...if subtle. I have found myself not caring if I ever saw it again, to now gladly receiving Chuck's report of it's future. But of course, YMMV.

    However, your recent cocktail recipe for the rye, Fernet-Branca, etc...is dyn-o-mite! I never thought I would EVER have to buy another bottle of FB as long as I live, but my recent consumption is changing that...
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    Re: ri1 is still in production

    The only thing wrong with (ri)1 is the name and price. It's a perfectly good Beam-recipe rye. I didn't ask for details but apparently it's selling where it's selling. Beam has enough marketing muscle to get products into places where they don't belong, so they show up as close-outs, but it's obviously selling somewhere, and well enough for them to keep making it. That's what I wanted to know.

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    Re: ri1 is still in production

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    The only thing wrong with (ri)1 is the name and price. It's a perfectly good Beam-recipe rye.
    I agree with you 100% on this one. As someone else has said "There is no bad whiskey, there is only over priced whiskey"
    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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