Gary (aka 'Country')
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough." - Mark Twain
"Because Whiskey Matters!" - David Perkins
Had a pour of the Dickel Rye tonight. Not surprisingly it is very similar to Bulleit Rye, but the charcoal filtering seems to give it a slightly different flavor. At $32 it's expensive, but still cheaper than Bulleit. I hope the prices come down on this some as I would make this a staple whiskey.
Chris is being extremely diplomatic about it, unsurprisingly, so to put it in much more blunt terms, how the heck can 62.5% go to over 75% in just 5 years? I've never heard of such a thing.
Nullum Gratuitum Prandium
Ne Illegitimi Carborundum
Had a mini of Jim Beam Rye - won't be repeating that error. It's not bad, it's just not good, either. Not worth buying again, in my book. Followed it with a Dickel Rye pour, aah, now there's some flavor. I don't get the pickle juice some mention, tho.
Willett 5yr tonight. No reason, just the front bottle from the shelf.
"Life is life and fun is fun, but it's all so quiet when the goldfish die."
Dug a new-old bottle of Wild Turkey Rye 101 from the vault. Haven't had a bottle open in a few months and, boy, did I miss this stuff. Pretty much my favorite whiskey--Still hoarding five sealed bottles and one open. Also, located a store with a few more bottles available. Heading over in a few days to clean 'em out.
Baby Saz. First bottle I came to and it had been a while. Might have to find something else to kick it up a notch and get a little more spice. Looks like a Ritt 23 to finish the night off. Definitely a rye night for me.
I'm not an expert but I have lots of opinions!