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  1. #21
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    Rye or Wheat based bourbons, what is you're choice?

    Great wheat bourbon only here.

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    Re: Rye or Wheat based bourbons, what is you're choice?

    I guess I would be firmly in the wheater camp with my bourbon bunker containing 67% wheaters to 33% rye bourbons

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    Re: Rye or Wheat based bourbons, what is you're choice?

    I like both pretty much equally. Wish there were more reasonably priced, upper-shelf Wheaters available, though (such as KC, OGD 114, FRSmB in the rye camp).

    Now that I think of it, I don't know any wheaters in that 25 to 35 dollar price range. But maybe I haven't been looking hard enough.
    Last edited by JPBoston; 04-16-2013 at 13:06.

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    Re: Rye or Wheat based bourbons, what is you're choice?

    Most of the people that have been around here a while know my preferences. But for all you new folks, I love me some wheaters. Yes the t-shirt will be worn again at the Sampler.

    FWIW, I'm having some Weller 12 as I post this.

    Cheers! Joe
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    Re: Rye or Wheat based bourbons, what is you're choice?

    My favorites are wheaters at 107 proof and 7+ years old.
    Last edited by gblick; 04-16-2013 at 23:14.

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    Re: Rye or Wheat based bourbons, what is you're choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by fishnbowljoe View Post
    Most of the people that have been around here a while know my preferences. But for all you new folks, I love me some wheaters. Yes the t-shirt will be worn again at the Sampler.

    FWIW, I'm having some Weller 12 as I post this.

    Cheers! Joe
    Nice picture Joe!

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    Re: Rye or Wheat based bourbons, what is you're choice?

    I much prefer high rye bourbons, especially the RHF/Blanton's/ETL, Wild Turkey, and Old Grand Dad brands.

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    Re: Rye or Wheat based bourbons, what is you're choice?

    I am definitely more of a rye kind of guy. I wouldn't be afraid to go above 100 proof, and I like the earlier suggestion of a 40% rye mashbill.
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    Re: Rye or Wheat based bourbons, what is you're choice?

    Sounds like we are on a good path of both a wheat and rye Bourbon that we have planned, which will be properly aged and at 90 proof! There are so many options but as most have noted, we are really striving for the best taste period, whatever that takes. We are not really trying to follow a traditional path, again just the best path of best practices and no shortcuts to get a quality spirit. We really appreciate the feedback from everyone, its very important to listen to the ideas, questions and criticism so that we stay focused in the right direction. "also sorry for the grammar mistake.. I will take ownership of that "I'm an mechanical engineer by trade", you should see my coffee cup.. it makes fun at trying to spell "I'm an engineer" several times..

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    Re: Rye or Wheat based bourbons, what is you're choice?

    I prefer rye whiskey to wheat whiskey, and agree totally with the previous statement that wheaters take longer to mature. I know the positioning in the rick house makes a big difference, but RR BIB tastes mature to me at 4 years, many rye bourbons taste mature at 6, but wheaters need at least 7, and older is better.

    PVW 20 is the best bourbon I've ever had, and my house wheater of choice is a blend of VSOF12 and DN1843 BIB half and half, so 95 pf. But I drink rye bourbon at least 4-1 over wheaters, with HH and 4R being my favorites.

 

 

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