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    Re: Aged Ryes: One-time artifact of the '80s Bust?

    There's 'aged' and there's 'aged.' Bourbons and ryes north of 15-years-old have always been rare and but for the glut, we never would have had as many as we did. I suspect that, going forward, we will see some ryes up to maybe 12-years-old, just like with bourbons, but not a lot older. Then again, the bigger the industry gets, just like with scotch, the easier it will be to just let a few barrels go to greater age. What I'm confident we'll never see again are the relatively low prices of the glut era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sku View Post
    Current Van Winkle rye is the tanked COK/Medley vatting and they are hoping BT has sufficiently aged rye for them once it runs out.
    Is the BT juice earmarked for VWFRR the same as the THH? If so, that's at least 3-4 potential bottlings with the same distillate (Current: THH, BabySaz - Future: Saz18, VWFRR)?
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    Re: Aged Ryes: One-time artifact of the '80s Bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    What I'm confident we'll never see again are the relatively low prices of the glut era.
    A dusty memory now, at least I was there.

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    Re: Aged Ryes: One-time artifact of the '80s Bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    What I'm confident we'll never see again are the relatively low prices of the glut era.
    We will never see the same dollar prices but when adjusted for inflation the low prices will return* ... there have been gluts before, there will be others in the future followed shortly thereafter by low prices to stimulate demand.

    *For example: at an annual inflation rate of 3%, 25 years from now $52 will be equivalent to $25 of today
    Last edited by portwood; 07-06-2013 at 17:18.

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    Re: Aged Ryes: One-time artifact of the '80s Bust?

    Originally Posted by cowdery

    What I'm confident we'll never see again are the relatively low prices of the glut era.

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    A dusty memory now, at least I was there.
    The other day at a local retailer I was chatting with the clerk about "back then," when they had e.g. PVW 20 and 15 ten deep on the shelf and the only reason I didn't buy multiples was because I couldn't afford too many $75-100 bottles. Reading this thread it crossed my mind to wish for the stock-up-time-machine.

    Then I thought, "I have more [great] whiskey in the cabinet then I could possibly ever drink."

    There will always be good things to drink.

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    Re: Aged Ryes: One-time artifact of the '80s Bust?

    And good friends to drink it with, was hail.

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    Re: Aged Ryes: One-time artifact of the '80s Bust?

    They are bottling BT rye as VW rye now. It's pretty distinct when you try an older batch compared to a recent one.

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    Re: Aged Ryes: One-time artifact of the '80s Bust?

    Well, keep on keeping on I say bc it's still just great stuff!

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    Re: Aged Ryes: One-time artifact of the '80s Bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    Well, keep on keeping on I say bc it's still just great stuff!
    I'm not complaining (with exception to the rising price) because it's still pretty good whiskey.

    But the older stuff is better.

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    Aged Ryes: One-time artifact of the '80s Bust?

    Quote Originally Posted by Balcones Winston View Post
    They are bottling BT rye as VW rye now. It's pretty distinct when you try an older batch compared to a recent one.
    How did you come by this information. Did I missed this discussion?

    http://www.straightbourbon.com/forum...ad.php?t=11744
    Above thread has a lot of good information but I had the impression that Julian is metering out the VW rye until 2017 when the BT rye is ready (see post by Chuck)

    Thanks

 

 

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