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    overholt three years old, better than the four?

    I picked up some old overholt yesterday, wanted ro see how the three year stuff was. I was suprised. the last time I had any, it was the four year and was tasteless to say the least. the three year was very flavorful.I remember some talk several years back about beam changing still proofs etc to match brands. I wonder if this is the first proof we are seeing of this. if so, beam rye is fixing to get right in the next several years.

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    Re: overholt three years old, better than the four?

    We will see Tom, thanks for giving us your impressions.
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    Re: overholt three years old, better than the four?

    Different tastes. I too recently got a bottle of the 3-year-old Old Overholt and found it nasty and undrinkable.

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    Re: overholt three years old, better than the four?

    I'm with Tom. I really like my bottle of the three year old stuff. The four was ok, but the three is "fresher" and spicier. I plan on keeping a bottle around since it's fairly cheap.
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: overholt three years old, better than the four?

    Sounds like good news....if 50% of the people like the 3 year-old, that's 50% more than liked the 4 year-old.
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    Re: overholt three years old, better than the four?

    Quote Originally Posted by soad View Post
    Sounds like good news....if 50% of the people like the 3 year-old, that's 50% more than liked the 4 year-old.
    I think this is priced fairly low, I just haven't seen it in stores yet. I may buy a bottle if I ever see it, sounds worth a try.

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    Re: overholt three years old, better than the four?

    Quote Originally Posted by soad View Post
    Sounds like good news....if 50% of the people like the 3 year-old, that's 50% more than liked the 4 year-old.
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    Re: overholt three years old, better than the four?

    Is the three year still 80 proof?

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    Re: overholt three years old, better than the four?

    Yep. Only downside to the Overholt. I wish the BIB would return- but I suppose that's what the Knob Creek Rye is!
    If you have anything Michter's or Pennco and would like to sell it or share it with me, please let me know.

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    Re: overholt three years old, better than the four?

    I really wish the new owners of Beam would revive this venerable old brand. It does deserve better, Old Overholt was my first Rye and still sneak in a dram now and then.

 

 

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