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    Redemption Barrel Proof 6yr Rye

    This product showed up in Northern CA recently, but I haven't seen it discussed in the forums here. Has anyone ventured to try it? I believe the specs are: Barrel Proof (120.8), MGP rye mashbill, 6 years old, and is about $60. It's in a different bottle than the standard Redemption Rye offering.

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    Re: Redemption Barrel Proof 6yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Kpiz View Post
    This product showed up in Northern CA recently, but I haven't seen it discussed in the forums here. Has anyone ventured to try it? I believe the specs are: Barrel Proof (120.8), MGP rye mashbill, 6 years old, and is about $60. It's in a different bottle than the standard Redemption Rye offering.
    $60 seems a bold request from this NDP given that they haven't had any prior offerings that seemed particularly noteworthy and that the MGP sourced BP Willet ryes that are a bit younger but typically a good bit cheaper.

    Heck, you can find Handy on occasion for close to that with a bit of luck!
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    Re: Redemption Barrel Proof 6yr Rye

    I agree, bold request, but I'm starting to see the Willet FE 4 year stuff creeping up to $39.99 around here, so it might not be that much of a stretch. $10 bucks a year I guess.

    All that being said, I didn't find much difference between the Willet 4 yr and 5 yr stuff I had, it would be interesting to see if Redemption and their 6 year product is much of a difference.

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    Re: Redemption Barrel Proof 6yr Rye

    Well, it will be as different as any other 4 yr MGP compared to a 6 yr MGP. Insofar as I can see the only thing special about this bottle is barrel proof and for the price I would rather get half a case (6 bottles) of 6 year old 90-100 proof Bourbon under one of Heaven Hill's labels.
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    Re: Redemption Barrel Proof 6yr Rye

    Tried it didn't like it. Wasn't really bad but just meh and really not as good as RITTBIB which is still south of $20 around here.

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    Re: Redemption Barrel Proof 6yr Rye

    Been passing it up regularly around here, and I gather I will continue to do so. Not a ringing endorsement from TT. I feel pretty good with my collection for much less than $60 a bottle--WT 101, Ritt BIB, Baby Saz, Jeff 10, HW Rendezvous, etc.

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    Re: Redemption Barrel Proof 6yr Rye

    Thank you all for responding. I agree that the asking price seems like a stretch, which is why I asked for SB input prior to buying. Considering that input, and knowing that TunnelTiger had a lackluster experience with it, I’ll leave this one on the shelf. Maybe I can give it a shot if I find it in a bar.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Redemption Barrel Proof 6yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Kpiz View Post
    Thank you all for responding. I agree that the asking price seems like a stretch, which is why I asked for SB input prior to buying. Considering that input, and knowing that TunnelTiger had a lackluster experience with it, I’ll leave this one on the shelf. Maybe I can give it a shot if I find it in a bar.

    Thanks again.
    Picked up a bottle of this for fun. I quite like it. Subtle orange aroma and spice with a good bit of smoothness for a 120 proof. Opens up in the glass nicely. I'd love to see it at $40, but the way everything else is going $60 isn't too bad. Is it a world beater? nooo, but I'm not sorry to have it on the shelf at all....
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    Re: Redemption Barrel Proof 6yr Rye

    RW - I appreciate you taking a chance on this rye and sharing your notes. It sounds like it is not objectionable at all, though maybe still overpriced. If I see it on sale somewhere I will give it a shot. How would you say it compares to other NDP ryes, like Willett FE 4 year?

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    Re: Redemption Barrel Proof 6yr Rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Kpiz View Post
    RW - I appreciate you taking a chance on this rye and sharing your notes. It sounds like it is not objectionable at all, though maybe still overpriced. If I see it on sale somewhere I will give it a shot. How would you say it compares to other NDP ryes, like Willett FE 4 year?
    I'll have to revisit some rye this evening and let you know. Thanks for the excuse to sit down and 'evaluate'
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