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    Re: EH Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Buffalo Trace. The bourbon is the same recipe as Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Stagg, Benchmark, etc. The rye is a different recipe from Sazerac Rye, I don't recall the difference off hand but do a search and it should come up.

    To answer the question, I haven't had the CHT barrel proof, but I have had the rye and I like it. Expensive for what it is, but tasty.
    I think it's an 80% rye mashbill. I probably learned that from a dude named Josh.
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    Re: EH Taylor

    Sounds like the barrel proof is going to be an adventure to try to break down? I, like the
    rest of you, will try to find the sweet spot!
    Let the games begin!

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    Re: EH Taylor

    Didn't realize there were so many. All I have so far is the rye and I like it. Now a new challenge of buying them all and comparing side by side.

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    Re: EH Taylor

    Loved Sour Mash, thought Tornado was okay, single barrel was meh.

    What really strikes be about CEHT, is that just like Stagg Jr., BT has figured out the surge in premium Bourbon, so they're using fancy packaging/marketing to pass off $20-$30 Bourbon for $50 and up. I feel that any new "premium" labels that BT puts out going forward will be even bigger rip-offs.

    They understand the market better than all the other majors, IMHO, and they're taking advantage of that. I'm not blaming them for making a buck, but think about this: If the BTAC didn't already exist, and it was being launched tomorrow, the suggested retail would be $150, and they'd probably sell out, except for Handy, which always hangs around.

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    Re: EH Taylor

    One man's opinion:
    I think anybody that hasn't tried it this way yet needs to give the Barrel Proof a few slow, really small sips NEAT!
    I found it to be lovely and complex that way, and the finish lasts and lasts. I know drinking a dram of that strength neat isn't everybody's cup of tea, but for the sake of adventure; try it that way. I love it! I'd even say it's my favorite of the Brand-Family.

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    Re: EH Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by White Dog View Post
    Loved Sour Mash, thought Tornado was okay, single barrel was meh.

    What really strikes be about CEHT, is that just like Stagg Jr., BT has figured out the surge in premium Bourbon, so they're using fancy packaging/marketing to pass off $20-$30 Bourbon for $50 and up. I feel that any new "premium" labels that BT puts out going forward will be even bigger rip-offs.

    They understand the market better than all the other majors, IMHO, and they're taking advantage of that. I'm not blaming them for making a buck, but think about this: If the BTAC didn't already exist, and it was being launched tomorrow, the suggested retail would be $150, and they'd probably sell out, except for Handy, which always hangs around.
    WD, I think your premise that BT understands the market is spot on. They do seem to be very good business people. Which hopefully will result in them staying around for many years to come.

    Barrel Proof, 9 yr old whiskey for $20-$30? 50 bucks seems reasonable for that...
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    Re: EH Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    WD, I think your premise that BT understands the market is spot on. They do seem to be very good business people. Which hopefully will result in them staying around for many years to come.

    Barrel Proof, 9 yr old whiskey for $20-$30? 50 bucks seems reasonable for that...
    I hear you on that, Joe. At the end of the day, I'm just a typically cheap-ass Wisconsinite, who wants BT flavor profile at HH prices. (That's no knock on HH flavor, just pointing out that HH over-delivers on price, whereas with BT I have to pay for it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richnimrod View Post
    One man's opinion:
    I think anybody that hasn't tried it this way yet needs to give the Barrel Proof a few slow, really small sips NEAT!
    I found it to be lovely and complex that way, and the finish lasts and lasts. I know drinking a dram of that strength neat isn't everybody's cup of tea, but for the sake of adventure; try it that way. I love it! I'd even say it's my favorite of the Brand-Family.
    THAT is going to be my approach. Will have to pair with a BIG flavoured cigar, but no problem there........

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    Re: EH Taylor

    Last night I had the last pour of my CEHT rye, and am still smacking my lips. Bottle had been opened a while, and I remember thinking it was pretty pricey for what it delivered during earlier pours. Now I may get another if I have the chance. I've been happy when there is a Handy left on the shelf after the rush, as I've always enjoyed them. Lucked into a VWFRR a couple of years ago, and wasn't wowed. And I love my Pappy. Go figure. Good thing RIT BIB is always around when I need a rye fix.

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    Re: EH Taylor

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckles View Post
    Good thing RIT BIB is always around when I need a rye fix.
    Had lunch on Wednesday with a friend who promised that the case of Ritt "coming from my connection in Chicago" for the past year and a half is "on its way." Fortunately, I have been to KY several times in the interim and still have half a bottle of Ritt. Fully expect to be in KY again in early Oct.--well before the Chicago Ritt is likely to make an appearance.
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