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  1. #371
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    Re: What rye did you purchase today? Fall/Winter '13

    Lock, Stock, & Barrel just because I got tired of staring at in on the back shelf.

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    Re: What rye did you purchase today? Fall/Winter '13

    A redcap OO, bottled 1998 with the 4 year age statement. Nothing too special, but definitely going to be better than the current stuff.

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    Re: What rye did you purchase today? Fall/Winter '13

    just grabbed 2 WFE Rye's. Seems like its back in stock around here finally.
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    Re: What rye did you purchase today? Fall/Winter '13

    Went on a limb with a Redemption Rye Barrel Proof (batch 3, 122 proof, 6 yrs old). Glad I did - solid pour!
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    Re: What rye did you purchase today? Fall/Winter '13

    Quote Originally Posted by darylld911 View Post
    Went on a limb with a Redemption Rye Barrel Proof (batch 3, 122 proof, 6 yrs old). Glad I did - solid pour!
    Notes would be awesome, I almost bought a bottle from that batch, but balked. I enjoy the standard Redemption rye, how does the BP compare?

    *edit - just saw your notes in the other thread, I think I'm going to have to pick up a bottle.
    Last edited by Wryguy; 02-20-2014 at 16:25.

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    Re: What rye did you purchase today? Fall/Winter '13

    Quote Originally Posted by Wryguy View Post
    Notes would be awesome, I almost bought a bottle from that batch, but balked. I enjoy the standard Redemption rye, how does the BP compare?

    *edit - just saw your notes in the other thread, I think I'm going to have to pick up a bottle.
    I don't think I've had the standard version. Seeing Michael's post about batch 1 sucking eggs, and batch 2 being OK - I'm guessing they figured it out (third times the charm?) Not mind-blowing, but I'd give batch 3 a shot!
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    Re: What rye did you purchase today? Fall/Winter '13

    Jefferson's 25 year old Rye. Probably over priced but all the limited releases were so scarce in the fall I figure I am under budget for the year.

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    Re: What rye did you purchase today? Fall/Winter '13

    Quote Originally Posted by z327 View Post
    Jefferson's 25 year old Rye. Probably over priced but all the limited releases were so scarce in the fall I figure I am under budget for the year.
    Wil be curious to hear what you think. I had a chance to try the 21 and 25 SBS. I enjoyed them both but they certainly didn't seem to taste as old as advertised compared to similar aged rye and bourbon I have tried.

    Given the concerns of lack of transparancy that plagues Jefferson's it does leave one to wonder as this blogger noted. I found them to be pretty decent if seemingly younger than the stated age so in that regard I disagree with him. Of course the cost is pretty excessive which makes you hope for something better than "pretty decent" I suppose! Maybe he was looking for the heavy oaky flavor some higher ryes tend to have and didn't like them for that reason. Who knows!
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    Re: What rye did you purchase today? Fall/Winter '13

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Wil be curious to hear what you think. I had a chance to try the 21 and 25 SBS. I enjoyed them both but they certainly didn't seem to taste as old as advertised compared to similar aged rye and bourbon I have tried.

    Given the concerns of lack of transparancy that plagues Jefferson's it does leave one to wonder as this blogger noted. I found them to be pretty decent if seemingly younger than the stated age so in that regard I disagree with him. Of course the cost is pretty excessive which makes you hope for something better than "pretty decent" I suppose! Maybe he was looking for the heavy oaky flavor some higher ryes tend to have and didn't like them for that reason. Who knows!
    In a few hours I'll put it up against a Vintage 23 and Rittenhouse 25. Wish I had some old Hirsh Rye to compare as well.

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    Re: What rye did you purchase today? Fall/Winter '13

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    Quote Originally Posted by z327 View Post
    In a few hours I'll put it up against a Vintage 23 and Rittenhouse 25. Wish I had some old Hirsh Rye to compare as well.
    first impressions. Cork on JP25 and RH25 both very dark unlike V23 with no color. JP and RH very similar nose , though JP is a bit more medicine. Vintage totally different with very strong grains and very little wood. JP and RH both had tiny bubbles at the initial pour and very long legs. Vintage missed on both.

    jP25 86 proof not a lot of burn but great tingle on the middle of tongue and slight numbing of the tip. Very smooth, dry and my junior pallet picks up, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, a bit of orange peal and dried peach. The legs just keep it hanging around and feels smooth and rich on my teeth. A new sensation with a whiskey for me.

    Vintage 23 at 84 proof is a very short finish. Overwhelmed by grain taste. No numbness and no tingle. The grainy nose just takes over and is not an enjoyable Rye to me. I don't know if they have some wheat in there too.

    RH 25 at 100 proof. The very tip of my tongue is on fire with cinnamon greatness. Not as smooth as JP and more wood is coming thru but not in a bad way. Long finish with similar orange peel, peaches and a cashew nuttiness I really like.

    i have to say TH and Saz 18 are a real bargain in comparison to the JP25. But on two different ends of the Rye spectrum for me. If the JP25 didn't have such a medicine nose it would be a very good high end pour for me. I think I'll let it breath and try one cube too.

 

 

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