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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dusty View Post
    Interesting. If the educated guesses on here and the WhiskeyObsessive's Venn diagram are accurate you should have created VWFRR. Let us know what you find and if you can do a SBS w your vatting and some VW rye that would be cool.
    I have done this very thing and it actually does remind me of VWFRR. Though it tastes a bit older, which I guess we can expect (I think the VWFRR components were tanked at ~18y, right) anyway, I think it is a very, very good combination. One thing I also noticed is that even a tiny bit of the Hirsch 22 really improves the bit of thin-ness that I find the only fault of the Saz 18.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by TheOakMonster View Post
    I enjoyed both #1 (Rittenhouse) and #2 (Wild Turkey) and did not care for basic Sazerac or the Willet. I correctly identified the two losers, but misidentified (swapped) Rittenhouse and Wild Turkey Rye.
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Some HW Double Rye to start the long weekend.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by TheOakMonster View Post
    Did a blind tasting, of Rittenhouse, Wild Turkey Rye 101, Willet 4 yr rye, and basic Sazerac. I've tasted each spirit before, but not in a four-way comparison. Mom set-up the glasses (although probably didn't pour enough), while I meditated in the other room. Thanks Mom! I smelled and tasted through the line, ranking the four spirits, and then attempted to identify each. Blind rankings were as follows: #1, Rittenhouse DSP-KY-354, #2, Wild Turkey Rye 101, #3, basic Sazerac, #4, Willet. I enjoyed both #1 (Rittenhouse) and #2 (Wild Turkey) and did not care for basic Sazerac or the Willet. I correctly identified the two losers, but misidentified (swapped) Rittenhouse and Wild Turkey Rye.
    Sounds like fun! I agree on the Baby Saz - what it has that hits some folks apparently misses me completely.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dusty View Post
    Interesting. If the educated guesses on here and the WhiskeyObsessive's Venn diagram are accurate you should have created VWFRR. Let us know what you find and if you can do a SBS w your vatting and some VW rye that would be cool.
    Pretty much what WO said... it does taste a bit like VWFRR but a tad spicier with more wood influence.

    Quote Originally Posted by whiskeyobsessive View Post
    I have done this very thing and it actually does remind me of VWFRR. Though it tastes a bit older, which I guess we can expect (I think the VWFRR components were tanked at ~18y, right) anyway, I think it is a very, very good combination. One thing I also noticed is that even a tiny bit of the Hirsch 22 really improves the bit of thin-ness that I find the only fault of the Saz 18.
    I'll have to adjust the vatting to a 2:1 or 3:1 (Saz18:Hirsch22) and see how that works out... I'm also tempted to add a splash of THH just because ;-)
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    I'm having an equal mix of WT 101, Willett 4 yr 110, Baby Saz and Ritt BIB. It's been mingled about 2 months and I think it is awesome. Has the willett nose but the mouthfeel is creamy and smoothed out by the Ritt and Baby Saz. Definitely going to mingle this again.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Little pours of Hirsch22, Michter's 10, & Willett 24 47% - I think these Willett 24's are the best ryes I've ever tasted
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Starting out with some Ritt BIB.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by KySalesRep View Post
    Starting out with some Ritt BIB.
    Me too! Started with Ritt Bib, then Baby Saz, now onto bourbon.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    friend kindly shared Willett 23 "Iron Fist" and it was awesome. My first taste of this stuff. Super excellent!

 

 

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