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    What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    I appreciate the sentiment, but 25 years in oak has a way of sending spirits in different directions.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    If I've done my homework right(including a plethora of info on this site) the source juice for both of those is the same.
    They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games-Casey Stengel

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    What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dusty View Post
    If I've done my homework right(including a plethora of info on this site) the source juice for both of those is the same.
    They could be from 2 sources and every 25 yr rye I have ever tasted has been completely different, even those from the same source. I would guess that is why KBD has split these stocks up into 4 separate brands and sent many other single barrels out under various names.. Too many different flavor profiles to make consistent batches

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    What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerlam92 View Post
    Popped open a Willett 25 year rye and had two pours.

    Probably do a side by side with H25rye tomorrow.

    What did you think? I just acquired 2 bottles from 2 different barrels..

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelturtle1 View Post
    They could be from 2 sources and every 25 yr rye I have ever tasted has been completely different, even those from the same source. I would guess that is why KBD has split these stocks up into 4 separate brands and sent many other single barrels out under various names.. Too many different flavor profiles to make consistent batches
    Michael, thanks. I was oversimplifying trying to keep this straight in my mind. So the Hirsch 22 is likely Medley stock as are the 25's but to your point single barrels and wide flavor variations?
    They say some of my stars drink whiskey, but I have found that ones who drink milkshakes don't win many ball games-Casey Stengel

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    What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelturtle1 View Post
    What did you think? I just acquired 2 bottles from 2 different barrels..
    Will do a side by side tonight with H25r.

    First impression, I think it is similar but slightly different, a little hotter going down and almost younger and less balance. The nose is very nice with a little more sweet licorice sense but not as deep and amazing as H25R but similar. The good news is I didn't think it is overaged or too woody, but note, at the moment H25R is my favorite and still think I like that better. But a side by side is always more important to compare.

    Initial impression, this is definitely better than the Saz18 2012 as well which I think is good but not in the same league at least for me.

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    What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013



    Here is an interesting diagram I found on the intraweb, keep in mind that this is purely speculation.. The willett 25 could be either of the stocks as KBD owned barrels of each.. I disagree about the Vintage being from Medley as The Vintage to me is more along the lines of a woodier saz18

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Nice chart!

    For people who hasn't seen these thread, the one from Timothy is very good.
    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...an-Winkle-Ryes

    also for Willett
    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...urbon-and-Rye)

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelturtle1 View Post

    Here is an interesting diagram I found on the intraweb, keep in mind that this is purely speculation.. The willett 25 could be either of the stocks as KBD owned barrels of each.. I disagree about the Vintage being from Medley as The Vintage to me is more along the lines of a woodier saz18
    I hope you are wrong about the Vintage line. I didn't think Saz18 is all that great, very good, but not great to me. With all the rave review, I am hoping the Vintage is more similar to Medley which is just amazing. I will open up a Vintage 23 tonight then try as well. Just the nose, is clearly different; Saz18 nose is nothing compare to H22/25R/PVWFRR and the W25r is close. I did a Saz18-2012 against the H22R, and there is no comparison at all.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    I find the Vintage line to be my least favorite of the ultra aged rye category, the V21 is incredibly woody and to my palate the wood over runs any rye punch. The Saz 18 still has the rye punch I love with just a hint of wood which works well for me. I also find the Vintage Ryes to be thinner like the Saz 18 where the Hirsch is very dark and almost syrupy which is why I lean towards the Vintage series coming from different stocks.

 

 

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