I've been on a rye kick lately and have mostly been drinking the Handy and EH Taylor rye. Still have the taste for rye I decided to bring up a bottle I've had for a while but haven't tried yet - Ritt BIB. It gets a lot of love here so I was looking forward to trying it so I open it, take my first taste and.........weird.....this is not what I was expecting. Goes down like bourbon more than rye to me. Some quick research shows that it's 51%rye, 37% corn, and 12% barley. That explains it. Now that I'm settling in with it with adjusted expectations, I'm enjoying it. As always, more 'research' is needed.
TT: Everything goes better with a little OGD114.
Cracked a SAOS barrel proofer this evening. Just had a small sip (or two), but the initial impression is promising.
I didn't notice much of the earthy, musty tobacco barn thing that I've grown to appreciate in many of the fine old ryes but the rye spice is bold and the finish was long and hearty.
I'm looking forward to additional research as this bottle opens up!
GBS Member rounding out the top 5
Are you a Whisk(e)y Apostle?