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    Pow-Wow "Botanical" Rye

    Anybody know the origins of the relatively new "infused" rye from the Georgetown Trading Company?

    Seems to be popping up a bit in the cocktail world. It's infused (not just oils) with saffron, orange peel and other odds and ends. 90 proof but source and mashbill seem to be a bit of a mystery still.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Pow-Wow "Botanical" Rye

    I'm content to let that stay a mystery, yikes.

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    Re: Pow-Wow "Botanical" Rye

    Well, Georgetown Trading Company is the outfit that brought us James Pepper rye, so I would guess MGPI/LDI/Seagrams/Rossville Union to be the source. And I note that the web address for the rye actually points to the Drinkhacker review, nice move guys. Can't even take the time to have somebody throw up a web page?
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    Re: Pow-Wow "Botanical" Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Brisko View Post
    Well, Georgetown Trading Company is the outfit that brought us James Pepper rye, so I would guess MGPI/LDI/Seagrams/Rossville Union to be the source. And I note that the web address for the rye actually points to the Drinkhacker review, nice move guys. Can't even take the time to have somebody throw up a web page?

    MGPI seemed most likely but I wasn't sure. Interesting choice indeed for the website given the review wasn't entirely 100% complimentary.

    My only complaint is that Pow-Wow is a touch thin on the body. You don’t get the big mouthfeel of a good rye here (even though this one’s a solid 90 proof), which ultimately makes the spirit feel less substantial than it is.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Pow-Wow "Botanical" Rye

    So, what's the price of this fire water.

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    Re: Pow-Wow "Botanical" Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    So, what's the price of this fire water.

    The link noted it as $41 (or at least 2 Bartons!). Not available locally so far so I can't confirm.
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Pow-Wow "Botanical" Rye

    That's four Bartons.

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    Re: Pow-Wow "Botanical" Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    That's four Bartons.
    I believe that all whiskey should be evaluated in this fashion. Before touting the characteristics and provenance of your new gold foil embossed bottle. How does it stack on The Barton Scale?
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    Re: Pow-Wow "Botanical" Rye

    Well, they say there's a sucker born every minute and tonight I was that sucker. Highland Beverage in Hiram had a few bottles on the shelf and I picked one up. First the aroma or should I say odor? Cheap perfume, overly thin, flavored Lipton tea. Almost bad enough to not even take a taste. The taste? Again the reference to flavored tea with the saffron coming through very strong (not a good thing). It has a light, thin texture, there is no oil as it sits in my mouth. Halls cough drops or Coors light beer has more flavor. Have I said eeewww yet? I don't think I could even gargle with this stuff. Nuff said. If anyone in the Atlanta area wants to try this they are welcome to the rest of the bottle, otherwise I'll use it to poison the moles who are tearing up my yard something fierce. I'm out of town till Sunday night so a meet would have to wait till next week.

    Oh, and I chased it with ECBP and heavily salted popcorn and the taste still lingers.
    Last edited by BoyScout; 10-23-2013 at 20:10.

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    Re: Pow-Wow "Botanical" Rye

    Is more like a barrel aged gin than a rye?


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