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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelturtle1 View Post
    Not sure how anyone can look at a bottle of extra aged rye and not crack it open... Needed to open a Hirsch 22 as how can you taste the 21 and 25 without it? And after tasting the Ritt 25 and Hirsch 25 how can you not compare them to a Willett 25?
    Makes perfect sense to me
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    What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelturtle1 View Post
    Not sure how anyone can look at a bottle of extra aged rye and not crack it open... Needed to open a Hirsch 22 as how can you taste the 21 and 25 without it? And after tasting the Ritt 25 and Hirsch 25 how can you not compare them to a Willett 25?
    This kind of logic makes me wish I had an excuse to be in DE/PA more often!

    Thanks again for the generous sharing, Mike!

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelturtle1 View Post
    Not sure how anyone can look at a bottle of extra aged rye and not crack it open... Needed to open a Hirsch 22 as how can you taste the 21 and 25 without it? And after tasting the Ritt 25 and Hirsch 25 how can you not compare them to a Willett 25?
    Easy if you don't give a damn about any of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Easy if you don't give a damn about any of them.
    Send 'em my way Squire ;-)

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    I jest but man am I enamored with these old ryes!
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Will comply my man. I realize if things were limited to my narrow taste preferences the Bourbon World would be a duller place.
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Finished last night with a run-of-the-mill Willett 4 yr, and am not ashamed to admit it Really looking forward to Willett's own ryes in the next few years to see how they compare!
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    Top 5 of what I have tasted:
    1) Willett Velvet Glove
    2) Black Maple Hill 23
    3) Willett Neal and Doug
    4) Bowman Barrel Proof
    5) Willett Doug Philips

    Top 5 of what is actually obtainable:
    1) Black Maple Hill 23
    2) Vintage 21
    3) Hirsch 22
    4) Sazerac 18
    5) Van Winkle Rye
    Thanks. The BMH 23 was my least favorite of the 5 we had out. YMMV for sure. In fairness though it was the end of the bottle and had been open awhile. I put the Neal /Doug and the Dougdog at 1 and 1A, VWFRR 2nd, Hirsch 22 3rd and then the BMH. Wish we had a Saz 18 to compare in that group.
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    First rye tonight is a Willett 24yr / 47% bottle - smells & tastes similar to my Hirsch22.

    That was followed by a Willett 24yr / 55% bottle that is pretty good as well
    Last edited by ChainWhip; 08-17-2013 at 22:16.
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Nice pour of THH. Needed bold after that ECBP, and this is fitting the bill nicely
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    What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Had a nice pour of Ritt BiB earlier this evening. Tasty rye for sure.

 

 

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