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"The goal is to become one with the elements, grain, yeast, water and fire." - Squire, Bourbon Zen Master
I popped into this thread to chime in with some good-natured ri bashing, and now I'm seriously contemplating picking up a bottle of CEHT. Not a bad turn of events.
Count me in the minority who likes the Ri1. I have a sentimental attachment to it as it was the first rye I ever tried (and loved). Although I do agree that the Knob Creek rye is a better whiskey, and oddly enough, around here, it is cheaper than Ri1.
nice to hear a different perspective. I'm just curious if you can describe your smell and taste experience and what you like about the ri 1.
Baby Saz seems a little lighter in body than both of these, but also has its own unique balance of flavors. Unlike the Beam ryes, which taste similar to very rye heavy bourbons, the Sazerac has a very grassy, gin botanical flavor that I find pleasing as well.
Thanks for more details. Even if you don't pull out specific flavors, describing the form of the whiskey like mouth feel etc helps a lot to get across the character of the whiskey. It helps to know that it has a bigger mouth feel than Baby Saz. Between that and the corn sweetness, it obviously seems to have a higher corn/lower rye content than Saz, I too have found the Saz nice in it own way. Not crazy about the Knob Creek Rye. Its heavy handed even though I do like the distinctive JB flavor- which I like best expressed in JB Black. Around here the Knob and ri 1 are both around $40, maybe $36 or so on sale. A bit high to take a chance on the ri 1.
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That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…
Nullum Gratuitum Prandium
Ne Illegitimi Carborundum
I finally tried this last night. I actually liked the taste of the whiskey in the glass, although I could do without looking at the fancy bottle and trendy marketing.
Me as well, my Scottish heritage prevents me from paying extra for such frills.