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  1. #161
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Having more of the Willett 4yr tonight. This is really growing on me. Upon first taste, about a month ago, I didn't care for it. I was getting too much dill/mint, but lately it doesn't bother me at all, kinda diggin' it. Very tasty!

  2. #162
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    THH and Knob Creek. Baby Saz when I can find some.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    TH Handy here, too. Pairing nicely with a slug of gouda.
    JOE

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    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    WT 101. Managed to find a bottle before they shifted to the 81. Terrified i wont like it as much.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Ritt BIB. A particularly nice bottle too. Dense and rich, with a subtle hint of Sen-Sen on the back of my tongue.

    Just love this stuff. Every day that passes I get a bit more nervous about the DSP-1 version showing up and being different. I keep stocking up, but silly me - I keep drinking away my stash! I'm down to 4 bottles now. Might have to buy a locked cabinet and throw away the key ...
    trying to walk a straight line,
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  6. #166
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Yeah, more of a good thing is a good thing.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by theglobalguy View Post
    WT 101. Managed to find a bottle before they shifted to the 81. Terrified i wont like it as much.
    Trust me, you won't.

  8. #168
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    What Rye Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Couldn't help it, popped open the Hirsch 25 rye at 12:35am! It is well before last call right?

    On my goodness. This is just wonderful.

    Note it's late so I didn't do a three comparison to PVWFRR and THH. Also note that my THH was open in 09 and I don't like it much at all. Since then I have only drank it 3-4 times just to remind myself how much I appreciate my good wheaters and sadly persuaded myself that I don't like rye. PVWFRR is the only rye I really enjoy and thought maybe that is not a normal rye.

    Back to Hirsch 25 rye

    Color - deep amber and hate to say it, just beautiful.

    Nose - this is a huge surprised. I am still sniffing it with deep inhales. I am one that really dislike the alcohol volatiles and the best I had for the nose is the VVOF. For a rye this is so balance and the alcohol volatiles is extremely mild if any. However, it is quite complex and many tones that I can pick up but can't describe. Instantly something like butterscotch and very nice fresh and some sweetness. Hahaha, I keep inhaling it deeply!

    All this carry nicely into the taste hitting softly the front and middle of the tongue but leaving you thinking how nice and complex it is.

    The finish is so well balance with no burn and with a nice super small following of the spice just to let you know it's rye, baby.

    I love the sweetness of the wheater but this only has a hint of sweetness but that's all it needed. Wow, I've been obsessed with SW and wheater, now I'm opening up to a whole new dimension I think.

    And all this was a neat tasting and loving it. I almost started with the ice but this is so nice that it should be enjoy neat. I will try in the future with the ice and a splash of water but neat was just splendid and probably the best way to go considering the proof. Not hot and spicy as I was fearing for a rye. I think now that is a bad stereotyping for all rye.

    This is definitely a must have and I'm going for another pour.

    Last edited by p_elliott; 05-29-2013 at 16:16.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerlam92 View Post
    On my goodness. This is just wonderful. This is definitely a must have and I'm going for another pour.
    Welcome to the club!Rye's like this completely break the stereotype of what most people have in mind what a rye is, mostly because they are so different from anything young, and really are in a class by themselves.Just looking at that glass, I can practically smell it. That lingering, deep, mysterious nose, draws you in, and holds you captive as you savor it.B
    Last edited by p_elliott; 05-29-2013 at 16:16.
    "Life is life and fun is fun, but it's all so quiet when the goldfish die."

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Spring 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerlam92 View Post
    Couldn't help it, popped open the Hirsch 25 rye at 12:35am! It is well before last call right?

    On my goodness. This is just wonderful.
    I really find this one tired and over oaked, well past it's prime and suggested dump day.
    Last edited by p_elliott; 05-29-2013 at 16:17.
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