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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

    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 humchan2k View Post
    The biggest question is - why? R1 is horrid stuff.
    I didn't care for it at first (and I HATE the bottle itself) but in a blind tasting recently it was actually better than I had remembered it to be. Try a blind tasting and see what you think.
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    Re: ri1 is still in production

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    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...
    I was thinking of giving that a whirl myself. Sounds great!
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