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  1. #271
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    Finally did side-by-side tonight of the two Willett 24's and the Hirsch 22:



    The two Willett24's definitely share traits that are closer to each other versus the Hirsch22.

    All three open up on the palate with the characteristic well-aged rye notes of spice & wood... The Willetts are fruitier & sweeter (the 55%'er being the biggest fruit bomb of the three) while the Hirsch22 is oakier/tannic/leathery in comparison - there's a family resemblance between all three but based on taste alone, I'd have guessed the Hirsch22 is the oldest of the three.

    Adding two drops of water each (from a coffee stirrer straw), the nose opens up and amplifies existing aromas. The Willett24/47% gets a little watered down, the Hirsch22 is about the same and the Willett24/55% gets even sweeter.

    They're all stunning ryes and I count myself lucky to have been able to try these.
    Last edited by ChainWhip; 08-20-2013 at 02:01.
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Looks like a great afternoon of Rye's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCWoody View Post
    Looks like a great afternoon of Rye's.
    For me, it was a taste of history that I am fortunate to treasure.
    Last edited by ChainWhip; 08-20-2013 at 14:45.
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  4. #274
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Enjoying some Handy with a little splash of water.

    Pow! Love this stuff.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Having some WTR101 tonight, almost at the end of this bottle.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Some Jefferson's 10 before heading out to a work event. A really tasty rye, and the price is right.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Lovin' on one of my favorite combos...Baby Saz paired with a fudgesicle...
    JOE

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Lovin' on one of my favorite combos...Baby Saz paired with a fudgesicle...
    As long as they're not blended into a milkshake...we're good. Otherwise i'm chalking this up to a full moon.

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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Lovin' on one of my favorite combos...Baby Saz paired with a fudgesicle...
    This somehow sounds oddly compelling.
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    Re: What Rye Are You Drinking? Summer 2013

    Very Good Rye. Love the 4 and 5 year old
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