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    Re: Rittenhouse rye BIB

    And the race is on.

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    Re: Rittenhouse rye BIB

    How's the race going?
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    Either the rabbit passed out or the turtle didn't hydrate enough after pounding the DSP-KY-1
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

    "Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof

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    Re: Rittenhouse rye BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNovaMan View Post
    How's the race going?
    Don't rush me! I don't drink well under pressure.

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    Re: Rittenhouse rye BIB

    Slow and steady wins the race.

    Unless Kenyans are involved.

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    Re: Rittenhouse rye BIB

    You'll have your Science...
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    Re: Rittenhouse rye BIB

    After an informal "Is it whiskey?" taste test with my dad, I can definitively state: I believe so.

    Prior to previous assertions *cough, the bottles are not quite the same. DSP-1 has sloped shoulders as compared to its cousin and the bottoms are inscribed with different runes. Comparing two full bottles, 354 is a light bronze whereas 1 leans toward a lighter orange-gold.

    Rough notes indicate that the well-aired 354 was sharper and less pleasant that the fresh one. But the true focus of our tasting was the hand-off from BF to HH. Were they different? Undoubtedly. My father, who compared old 354 to new used the term "harsher" and recycled it in the (fresh) 354 to 1 comparison. My initial impression was that 1 is cornier/less rye and less spicy with an oilier mouthfeel. After sampling a bit of each, we cracked open a bottle of Redbreast 15 for good measure. It reassured us that we were at least competent enough to distinguish rye from Irish.

    Overall, 1 seems less brisk, with a gentler finish and a more viscous mouthfeel. I can't say how many shades of different 1 steps from 354, but they are very similar whiskeys. If I had to run out and pick up a bottle of either right now, I'd grab a 354, just for the reassuring knowledge that there will be a 354 under my pillow when the lights go dim on that era. However, I don't want my impressions to send you all out on some zany goose hunt and, as I write this, I sip on a bit of 1 which reminds me that there is hope aplenty even when the days of 354 are long past.

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    Thanks so much for the comparisons Alphanumeric!
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    Re: Rittenhouse rye BIB

    Thanks for the notes. Sounds like the already bourbony Ritt BIB took a step closer to bourbon.
    When you say "oilier mouthfeel," do you mean it seems more viscous?
    Pete

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    Re: Rittenhouse rye BIB

    Quote Originally Posted by Alphanumeric View Post
    However, I don't want my impressions to send you all out on some zany goose hunt...
    And just like that, a zany goose hunt begins. This gives me a good reason to revisit every liquor store in west texas.

 

 

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