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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Zingerman's is awesome - leave the 2 yr rye of the shelf.
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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Oscar I suspect that small still on the web site is used for their white goods only (gin, vodka) as it's not of sufficient capacity to make them and support two brands of whisky nationwide.
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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    So their rye whiskey was probably a buy from another distiller?
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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Sure, then give it a bit of barrel age. But why release it so young? Seems they gave more thought to the bottle and label than the contents.
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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    I have heard nothing back from the distillery so far which is disappointing and leaves one to conclude it is sourced whiskey.Haven't cracked it yet.

    Seems very likely that the bottle I have is MGPI sourced. They may in fact be making their own product at 96% in french oak now but I am pretty sure the one I posted about here isn't it.

    Even if they are making rye whiskey the rye itself isn't local because, as noted, it is generally too hot to grow rye here.
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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    That 96% appears once on their site, is that a typo? Why would a craft distiller choose a weak, enzyme infused commercial recipe anyway, that would be like an artisan baker trying to copy Wonder Bread.
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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    That 96% appears once on their site, is that a typo? Why would a craft distiller choose a weak, enzyme infused commercial recipe anyway, that would be like an artisan baker trying to copy Wonder Bread.
    The one certainty I have noted amongst craft distillers is that there is nothing certain.

    Starting a distillery does not guarantee the presence of a truly knowledgeable distiller on the team it would seem.

    The other distinguishing factor is the talk of using French oak instead of American oak. Without someone able to check them out in person we may not get a clear answer.
    Last edited by tanstaafl2; 12-09-2013 at 06:27.
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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    I should think American Oak with the caramel vanilla tones would round out the whisky better. French Oak imparts dryer, spicier notes and Rye is already dry and spicy enough.
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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    I should think American Oak with the caramel vanilla tones would round out the whisky better. French Oak imparts dryer, spicier notes and Rye is already dry and spicy enough.
    True enough. And yet...

    http://thirteenthcolony.com/products...n-rye-whiskey/

    13th Colony Southern Rye Whiskey is an American classic with a distinctive spicy flavor and a slightly sweet finish. Southern Rye is derived from a mash of 96% rye grain and 4% barley grain and aged in new charred French oak barrels. Our distinctively flavored Rye Whiskey is bottled at 95 proof.
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    Re: 13th Colony Southern Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    Zingerman's is awesome - leave the 2 yr rye of the shelf.
    Oh btw, I took your advice and had the Founders Old Dirty Bastard on tap.
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