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    Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Having tried and enjoyed the Collingwood Whisky (heck of a value and the bottle reminds me of cologne), i'm curious about this one. $69ish sounds cheap relative to the WP offerings as of late.

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...231020111.html

    Without having sampled any older CDN rye before, anyone have a thought at what it'd compare to? I've had the HW 21 and some of the "Doug's" Willet.

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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by theglobalguy View Post
    Having tried and enjoyed the Collingwood Whisky (heck of a value and the bottle reminds me of cologne), i'm curious about this one. $69ish sounds cheap relative to the WP offerings as of late.

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-relea...231020111.html

    Without having sampled any older CDN rye before, anyone have a thought at what it'd compare to? I've had the HW 21 and some of the "Doug's" Willet.
    I saw the email from Caskers earlier today, $63 for this. I was tempted but that seems too good to be true for a 100% rye.

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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Site says it's a one off and at that price, yes, I expect Whistlepig would try for at least three times that.
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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by MtnDew View Post
    I saw the email from Caskers earlier today, $63 for this. I was tempted but that seems too good to be true for a 100% rye.
    Where did you get that it is "100% rye"?
    It's Canadian Whisky, therefore it can be called "rye" even if made from 100% corn.

    SORRY: I just read the PR: "...fermented and distilled from a unique recipe of 100 percent malted rye and pure spring water from Ontario's Georgian Bay"
    Last edited by portwood; 11-18-2013 at 17:21.
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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Site says it's a one off and at that price, yes, I expect Whistlepig would try for at least three times that.
    I agree with you on NDP pricing but to be (just a bit) fair to Whistlepig, they bottle the stuff well north of the 40% minimum. The Collingwood 21 is loaded with "pure Georgian Bay spring water" to the minimum 40% abv
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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    I agree with you on NDP pricing but to be (just a bit) fair to Whistlepig, they bottle the stuff well north of the 40% minimum. The Collingwood 21 is loaded with "pure Georgian Bay spring water" to the minimum 40% abv
    I missed the proof, that would certainly explain the more reasonable price. At that low a proof does it tend to just thin the flavour or totally change it?

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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    But it is 100% MALTED rye. Most malted rye I've had to date was the Lot 40 (10% malted/90% unmalted rye). Really curious about this and will buy if <$55 at the LCBO. Cheers to Chuck Cowdrey's blog for the heads-up!

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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    100% malted rye is different, wonder what else they've got lurking in the warehouse.
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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    It sounds like an all-flavouring whiskey, i.e., the counterpart to a U.S. rye or bourbon in terms of distilling out-proof. I think B-F uses all-charred barrels too in Collingwood. Anyway, will be interesting to try this. Maybe it will taste like WP, Masterson or those in that group.

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