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  1. #591
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    Re: What rye are you drinking Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Last pour of the RR tonight and I'll be d*#+ if it wasn't the best one....

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    Re: What rye are you drinking Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    BMH18, cask R77. Yum, yum. Wish this had a bit more proof to it, but it hits all the right notes.

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    Re: What rye are you drinking Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Rittenhouse, my first rye, thinking I need to stick with bourbon.

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    Re: What rye are you drinking Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Moved on to the CEHT. Fair nose, good mouth feel, balanced finish. A couple of fingers will serve well as an appropriate nightcap.

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    Re: What rye are you drinking Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Thig View Post
    Rittenhouse, my first rye, thinking I need to stick with bourbon.
    I wouldn't write off rye just yet if I were you. IMHO, straight rye is a good extension of bourbon, but did take me a bit of time to "get". But once you come around on rye, I think it has a lot to offer to whiskey enthusiasts, both straight up and in cocktails.

    There isn't much more of a bourbony rye than Rittenhouse, but if you can find a Willett 4 year 110 proof rye, that might be a good one to try next. It's definitely a rye, but the extra proof and however they pick their barrels, it's a terrific rye for a solid price. Tough to find though.

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    Re: What rye are you drinking Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Really? If I were to recommend one of the LDI ryes to someone not liking Ritt, it would be the Dickel - it's inexpensive and carries all the flavor elements of the Willett. However, I'd probably suggest keeping the Ritt in the rotation and decide after finishing the bottle. Sometimes it takes a while to appreciate something different.
    Last edited by MauiSon; 02-28-2014 at 12:30.

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    Re: What rye are you drinking Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiSon View Post
    Really? If I were to recommend one of the LDI ryes to someone not liking Ritt, it would be the Dickel - it's inexpensive and carries all the flavor elements of the Willett. However, I'd probably suggest keeping the Ritt in the rotation and decide after finishing the bottle. Sometimes it takes a while to appreciate something different.
    Well, I admittedly didn't spend much time thinking about it, but sure, Willett popped into my head, and I stand by my suggestion. But Dickel is fine too. Plenty of other good options also.

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    Re: What rye are you drinking Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by MauiSon View Post
    Really? If I were to recommend one of the LDI ryes to someone not liking Ritt, it would be the Dickel - it's inexpensive and carries all the flavor elements of the Willett. However, I'd probably suggest keeping the Ritt in the rotation and decide after finishing the bottle. Sometimes it takes a while to appreciate something different.
    I second this. The first rye I tried was Ritt and found it to be truly awful and turned me off rye for quite some time. Now I love ryes and Dickel is my first pour every Friday Night. I have yet to return to Rittenhouse, but may give it another try if I see it at a bar now that my palate has evolved.

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    Re: What rye are you drinking Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    I have not given up on rye, just a little surprised by the spice and burn. Sort of like when I first started drinking bourbon, didn't take long to fall in love with it.

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    Re: What rye are you drinking Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    The Dickel is a pretty smooth introductory rye in my opinion....an easy drinker, with nice balance and a easy on the pocketbook price.

 

 

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