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  1. #31
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    Re: Rye or Wheat based bourbons, what is you're choice?

    I am a wheater, but don't shy away from ryes. I like wheaters for sipping and ryes in my cocktails.

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

    Rye. .

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

    Make the whiskey you're most interested in making. There's a market for both traditional and wheated bourbons... Make what appeals most to you so that your final product will reflect its maker.
    Jim

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HighInTheMtns View Post
    Make the whiskey you're most interested in making. There's a market for both traditional and wheated bourbons... Make what appeals most to you so that your final product will reflect its maker.
    This is great advice! Strive for excellence in what you're most passionate in and the results will show through in your product.

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

    I also think that wheat-based bourbon is going to take longer to become distinctive, and even then you'll have competition getting on the shelf at a competitive price. Of the "younger" wheaters (MM, WSR, OWA, Larceny), Larceny is more interesting to me since my taste does tend toward rye-based bourbon and Larceny seems to have more spice and better balance, where OWA can be thin/hot to me at times.

    I'll echo squire's earlier comments that I'd be interested in a unique mashbill (not necessarily bourbon specs) and even fooling with a mix of new and used cooperage to let the distillate continue to come through even at a higher age. But I can understand how some of these demands may not be economically feasible to get your cash flow moving - I also agree with earlier comments that you should do what you feel you make best and adhere to quality at every step of the process. If you produce a unique and interesting product, most here will give it a try and you'll find your market.
    Mark

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

    I'm going to firmly vote for a rye-based bourbon. I find wheat-based bourbons to be lacking in robust flavor and to be too simple and sweet unless aged for over a decade. It seems the general trend in American whiskey drinking is towards more robust, medium aged whiskies and I don't think a wheat-based bourbon will deliver that.
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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

    I agree Ethan but would say flavorful rather than robust.

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

    Love both, but I have to give the nod to rye based bourbons.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by tylermke View Post
    I am a wheater, but don't shy away from ryes. I like wheaters for sipping and ryes in my cocktails.
    Hope you're not putting that Stagg in a cocktail.

    I like both styles but if you take look at my stash you will see more ryed bourbons than wheated.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

  10. #40
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    Re: Rye or Wheat based bourbons, what is you're choice?

    Enjoy many ryes, but wheat is my favorite.

 

 

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