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  1. #11
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    Re: RHF - what happened?

    They always seem to stock on the shelf next to Blanton's, and for about the same $, who wouldn't want a little horse bottle stopper?!

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    Re: RHF - what happened?

    Try doing a blind tasting of RHF, ETL and Blantons. We did it here recently and there wasn't much to choose between them. Two are single barrels so there is always going to be some variation but if you get barrels that are typical these three have a lot in common.

    That being said I have encountered some RHF that had a distinct cherry note that has never shown in the other two.

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    Re: RHF - what happened?

    Of the three I've noticed the most variance with Rock Hill Farms which is very, very good or just very good.
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    Re: RHF - what happened?

    I've only gone through 1 bottle of RHF, but I enjoyed it. I agree with sailor's assessment of cherry notes. Price is the only thing that keeps me from drinking more of it.

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    Re: RHF - what happened?

    RHF is a top 3 bourbon for me....that's some great stuff.

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    Re: RHF - what happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
    Try doing a blind tasting of RHF, ETL and Blantons. We did it here recently and there wasn't much to choose between them. Two are single barrels so there is always going to be some variation but if you get barrels that are typical these three have a lot in common.

    That being said I have encountered some RHF that had a distinct cherry note that has never shown in the other two.
    I love the stuff but usually only buy 2 bottles or so a year. It seems to be pretty scarce lately though.
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    Re: RHF - what happened?

    The RHF's is a bit of an enigma it disappeared from shelves here for some time back and before it did was on closeout,now it seems to be back in full force once again.I had heard rumor of being discontinued some time back,but obviously nothing more than a winded farce.
    Last edited by WAINWRIGHT; 08-30-2013 at 18:42.
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    Re: RHF - what happened?

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    ETL - reduced in proof and price.
    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Ancient Ancient Age, 10 years old, 86 proof. Less complex, less rich, lower proof, same mashbill and approximate age.
    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    ETL is a close to the same as RHF but a different profile, ETL is sweeter and I think a bit less complex. Rock Hill Farms is Mozart, Elmer Lee is Beethoven, both are very good.
    Quote Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
    Try doing a blind tasting of RHF, ETL and Blantons. We did it here recently and there wasn't much to choose between them. Two are single barrels so there is always going to be some variation but if you get barrels that are typical these three have a lot in common.

    That being said I have encountered some RHF that had a distinct cherry note that has never shown in the other two.
    Thanks for the info guys! I could have sworn I have seen RHF on shelves here in AZ, but I just searched the two chains, and it's a no go. Blanton's is the only one of three we get (though I had a bottle of ETL from CA not too long ago).

    If I strike out on BTAC and Pappy 15 this fall, is Blanton's good to try (it's one of the few standard issues that I haven't given a shot yet)? I know many say it's way over-priced. How does it compare to ETL? I can get Blanton's for $39.99 here.
    Last edited by JPBoston; 08-30-2013 at 18:43.

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    Re: RHF - what happened?

    "I can get Blanton's for $39.99 here."

    I'd buy it if it was $40 here.
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    Re: RHF - what happened?

    So would I, once anyway, still have no use for the empty bottle and I dislike waste.
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