It is no secret that I love that elixir of the gods, bourbon.
I need some advice if anyone can help. I was in a random bottle shop on the weekend and I saw a couple of things that I don't know if it worth my while to go back for. There was High West Rendezvous Rye and High West Double Rye. I have read a little on them, but just wanted to get anyone opinions about if they are worth looking at getting, as this would be my first foray into Rye's.
Also there was a Wild Turkey 8 Year Old with a red top and age statement on the front, which was the only one there, the rest were 101's. It stood out as I dont recall seeing it around much, but then I never really looked before.
I really appreciate any advice you can give.
If you want a non-Aussie opinion, get all three. The High West are blends of two ryes each. They are probably good entry points for a rye newbie. If you only get one, get the Rendezvous. As for the WT I always grab age stated products if they have dropped to NAS status and I can still find them.
" I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.” - Tom Waits
Thanks for all the advice guys, I really appreciate it. I have tried Beam and Turkey Rye and I don't mind it. Also if the memory serves me right, one of the bottles was $89 and the other $99. They had a lot of bottles there, so I dont think they will run out before I get back there. I might just try and grab the two, going off the recommendations above.
So I went back to the store and grabbed the Turkey. It was only $50.00 and it was the only one there which really swayed my mind. I just couldn't pull the trigger on the High West. One factor being the weight of two bottles in my bag on the train ride home. They still had 12 bottles left of the High West, so I can get that next time.
Also, Cam, you were spot on with the price for the 46. $79.90
I am now going to sit down and crack the bottle of Turkey. Its Friday tomorrow!
Have some Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream on hand..... am thinking it might need sampling over the weekend
So, yet again my girlfriend has shown me why I need to lock her down and marry her. She has just sent me a link to the Makers Mark FB page where they informed us about a visit this weekend. I know where I am going before the Rugby.
Maker’s Mark Chairman Emeritus Bill Samuels, Jr., is coming to Australia and he’s bringing a revolutionary new bourbon with him! Maker’s 46: a bolder, more complex expression of Maker’s Mark, with a long, lingering bitter-free finish that is nothing short of remarkable.
Join us in Sydney or Melbourne to meet the Maker and purchase the limited release Maker's 46. Aug 17, 4:30-5:30 PM at Dan Murphy’s Alexandria in Sydney, and Aug 19, 4:30-5:30 at Costco Docklands in Melbourne. Then this limited release product will be available at specialty liquor stores.