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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Flavoring whisky was my take as well and yes, I'm looking forward to the comparisons.
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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Binny's has this for $59.99 on their website. Anyone give this a try?

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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    I like that they are pricing this reasonably, but I think used barrels and 40% is going to end up being sweet and watery despite the 21y. I would love an inexpensive rye of this age, but I think this one is not going to be amazing.

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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Plenty of run of the mill 21 year 80 proof Scotchs cost that or more, this one has a unique mashbill so let's see how it tastes. Batter up.
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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    I think the 80 proof point is the deal breaker for me. I'm definitely curious to try it, but not sure I could pull the trigger blind. Sounds like it will be in low supply (at least in Georgia - a little birdie said < 25 bottles for the whole state?)
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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Do we know what kind of barrel?

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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Do we know what kind of barrel?
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    "matured for 21 years in seasoned oak barrels and in its finishing step, this unique Canadian whisky rests with toasted Maplewood to complete its smooth character."

    In typical secretive Cdn whisky style ... who knows - and we're not likely to ever find out.

    My ASSumptions:
    seasoned oak barrels = re-re-fill ex-bourbon revitalized with some sweet wine
    toasted maplewood = stainless steel tanks filled with wood chips for a few weeks
    Last edited by portwood; 11-20-2013 at 12:31.
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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Plenty of run of the mill 21 year 80 proof Scotchs cost that or more, this one has a unique mashbill so let's see how it tastes. Batter up.
    Thats actually a good point. Oddly enough I'm still more comfortable thinking about paying $120+ for a 21 year Glenfiddich than this $65 bottle. Maybe because I know how good the Glenfiddich is, even at the low proof, where as Canadian ryes have always been a disappointment to me. Though I have yet to crack my bottle of Alberta Premiums Dark Horse so my mind may be changed.

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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Glenfiddich is consistently good, I don't remember it being otherwise.
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    Re: Collingwood 21yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Glenfiddich is consistently good, I don't remember it being otherwise.
    Thats what I was implying, I can always reach for it and know that it's good and it's a 21 year old 40% (or 43%?) Scotch thats significantly more expensive than this 21 year old Canadian rye, the thing you pointed out as a comparison. My issue is that I can't be sure that the Canadian rye is going to be any good while I can always be that way with Glenfiddich.

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