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  1. #41
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    Re: DSP 354 vs DSP 1 Rittenhouse - How's the new stuff?

    At a blind tasting last night I was wrong about which was which. Happily wrong though as I preferred the dsp 1. The 354 was picked by most.

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    Re: DSP 354 vs DSP 1 Rittenhouse - How's the new stuff?

    The bottle I got yesterday was DSP 1 and I must say it's excellent. I don't have any of the DSP 354 left to compare but I'm very pleased.

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    Re: DSP 354 vs DSP 1 Rittenhouse - How's the new stuff?

    And that's the vote that counts.
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  4. #44
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    Re: DSP 354 vs DSP 1 Rittenhouse - How's the new stuff?

    I haven't gotten any DSP 1 yet, but the couple of threads that have been dedicated to the subject have certainly eased my mind. I won't know until I try it myself, but I get the feeling we dodged a bullet here. Now, if we can just convince them to keep that crappy label, forever making Ritt look like a bottom-shelfer and commanding a bottom-shelfer price, I'll be happy forever.

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    Re: DSP 354 vs DSP 1 Rittenhouse - How's the new stuff?

    Having my first pour of DSP 1 with my lunch. My first reaction is disappointment. I really enjoy the DSP 354, and don't agree with the "too bourbony" reaction from a lot of tasters. The 354 is definitely not a LDI rye, but is absolutely a strong rye spice whiskey. This 1, is very soft rye spice, more like a low rye bourbon recipe. Of course, further drinking is necessary to totally figure it out, but right now its meh.
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    Re: DSP 354 vs DSP 1 Rittenhouse - How's the new stuff?

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiSon View Post
    Seems no one is reporting the 'earthy' taste I like so much in the DSP-354 when describing the DSP-1. Is it missing or did I just have an unusual batch?
    I'm drinking the DSP-354 right now. It's my 3rd bottle this year. I definitely have tasted the earthy note, moldy barrel, Brie rind mold flavor in all 3. Haven't gotten a DSP-1 yet.

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    Re: DSP 354 vs DSP 1 Rittenhouse - How's the new stuff?

    I picked up a DSP-1 the other night and tasted it alongside a glass of DSP-354. The 354 had been open a couple weeks and was close to being empty. However, I thought there was a pretty marked difference between the two. The 354 had much more caramel/maple on the nose, and was "softer" overall. The DSP-1 was more spicy, but also more astringent with a thinner mouth feel. The new one wasn't bad, and I'll continue to try it as the bottle has been open, but I'll be picking up a few spare 354s as I see them on the shelves.

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    Re: DSP 354 vs DSP 1 Rittenhouse - How's the new stuff?

    After several pours of the DSP-1 including a side by side with the DSP-354, I've come to the conclusion I do not like the DSP-1 nearly as much. Maybe it is just the bottle I have, but it is too hot, astringent and green tasting. Glad I have a couple bottles of 354 in the bunker. May need to look for more.

  9. #49
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    Re: DSP 354 vs DSP 1 Rittenhouse - How's the new stuff?

    I agree. I went out today and bought every single bottle I could find of 354 in town. I now have a small stash of 354 set aside.

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    Re: DSP 354 vs DSP 1 Rittenhouse - How's the new stuff?

    I wonder if HH might be pushing the envelope a bit with recent bottlings. Just a few years ago before this new age of rye consciousness Ritt was bargain priced and in plentiful supply. Methinks it might have had a bit more barrel aging than this new version.
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