Not surprising really, the LDI/MGP rye formula was developed about 60 years ago. Of course it was designed to be a flavoring ingredient in blends but in order to sell those blends had to match a taste the customers liked.
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I remember reading somewhere there were two major styles of PA rye (east and west) - perhaps the Monongahela style is more like LDI and the eastern style is more akin to dusty OO.
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Just opened a bottle HW 16 year old. Really nice nose. Having two ways in glencairn glass and in a manhattan.
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Starting off with one of my favorite ryes, V21.
"To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."
Shortly before midnight and continuing to the present hour, I enjoy that ole familiar spirit which has become my tradition for this time each year: Sazarac 18
"I think I'll just stay here and drink"
It's dessert-y goodness went quite well with the tunnel of fudge cake the misses made yesterday.
Good rye and great cake!
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Enjoyed a nice bourbon tasting today followed by some nice pours of Willett WFE 8-Yr bourbon and a little FR SmB. Ending the night with a small taste of Willett WFE 4-Yr rye. Nice spicy flavor with a mild grassy taste. Really nice rye. I would encourage anyone who has not tried it to give it a go. It is an LDI rye but the proof (110) adds to the flavor and experience.