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    13th Colony Southern Rye

    Anyone tried this yet from the Georgia distillery that makes a corn whiskey? Its a young one at two years old. Interestingly, the web site says it is aged in charred French Oak.

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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Pretty sure tanssaafl just picked one of these up recently, so we should hear once he has a chance to dive into it. I've seen it but admit I've been too gun-shy about pulling the trigger. It looks really dark for a rye (and such a young rye), although it is warmer in GA than KY. I did buy a bottle of their corn whiskey which was interesting, although for the price I'll stick to Mellow Corn when I want that sort of thing
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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Been there and done that. Feh.

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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Check the bottle MM, if it says 'produced and bottled by', or 95% rye, it was made by MGP
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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Merrymash Monk View Post
    Anyone tried this yet from the Georgia distillery that makes a corn whiskey? Its a young one at two years old. Interestingly, the web site says it is aged in charred French Oak.
    I suppose they can age in charred French Oak if it's not labeled straight rye whiskey, which this isn't. (Straight whiskey can only be aged in new charred American oak.)
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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by sailor22 View Post
    Been there and done that. Feh.
    Guess you weren't too impressed ha?

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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Check the bottle MM, if it says 'produced and bottled by', or 95% rye, it was made by MGP
    Haven't seen a bottle "in person" yet but the web site says 96% rye. I don't think its MGP juice but I wish producers were more up front. There's nothing wrong with MGP. In fact I really like Bulleit rye. But like most of us on this board I just like knowing where my whiskey comes from and how its aged.
    The web site also says "our distinctlively flavored rye whiskey is bottled at 95 proof." The use of that "flavored" word puts me off a bit. I don't think they mean they add flavoring- at least I hope not.

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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by shoshani View Post
    I suppose they can age in charred French Oak if it's not labeled straight rye whiskey, which this isn't. (Straight whiskey can only be aged in new charred American oak.)
    Good point as to why it doesn't carry the straight designation. Seems kind of strange they would pay for imported new charred barrels when our own American Oak is so renowned.

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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Why copy the MGP recipe? It's not the best, the original Seagram recipe of 80% rye and 20% malt made a better whisky.
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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    This is a funny coincidence.
    I was just looking at Zingerman's Roadhouse whiskey list and I see this 13th Colony Southern Rye.
    Then I do a search for it and check out their website.
    So I thought I'll see if anyone on SB.com has anything on it and here we are with a new thread on the subect.
    (btw, I get impressed easily)
    They say they use local ingrediants when they can, does rye grow in GA?
    I thought rye needed a cooler climate like the northeast and the plain states.
    96% rye sounds interesting but dissapointed in the 2 year age.
    I'm going to try it Tuesday, I'm skipping work and my bride and I are going into Ann Arbor for Christmas shopping and of course Zingerman's.
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