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  1. #1
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    New Rye Label...

    Some folks have asked for a picture of the new rye label....so here it is. (The photo does not do the "coat of arms" justice; Drew really designed a beautiful label)

    This is the two "L" version...

    dougdog

    BTW; the box label is pretty cool too!
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    Ahhh, a thing of beauty!

    -Mike
    "This is the real article. It is double-rectified busthead from Madison County, aged in the keg. A little spoonful would do you a power of good."

    -True Grit by Charles Portis

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    Can't wait!!

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    *gulp*

    Aieeeee!, my poor wallet!
    Oh no! You have walked into the slavering fangs of a lurking grue!

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    I have conflicting information about the provenance of the 20+ year old rye KBD is bottling (which is all of the very old rye that's about except the Rittenhouse 21). One source tells me it's "Cream of Kentucky" made by Schenley at DSP 2 (Bernheim) while another tells me it's Medley, from the same stock as Van Winkle Family Reserve. What does anybody else know?

    It's a nice package and I'm happy to see them using the Willett name on something, but the cynic in me has to laugh about all the detailed information provided on the back label that neglects to reveal where the whiskey was actually made.

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    "Cream of Kentucky" rye recipie from Bernheim. 22yo. But don't quote me on this. LOL.

    Randy

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    so on and so on!!!

    Chuck and others,

    This bottling came about from my interest in getting what I call “raw” whiskey. I was seeking a barrel proof, unchillfiltered, single barrel product. I wanted something unique and drinkable, but I wanted to add my own water should any be desired.

    My quest led me to KBD. Drew was the man who said it could be done and … Walla!

    I’m new to the art of bottling a personal barrel selection and I had lots of help from the West Coast Study Group. Drew arranged for samples and we tasted from several barrels…this one stood out. That part is now history.

    I had no idea things would unfold as they have…the training wheels are on here!

    Then to top it all off, the review in Malt Advocate just put the icing on the cake.

    I understand your concern Chuck, in listing the provenance of the source, but that was not one of my goals and further, I think Drew likes to keep his source close to the vest, so to speak.

    To quote Neal, one of the guys in our study group…”Nothin’ else really matters ‘cept the JUICE in the bottle”…I couldn’t agree more. Sure, we all have our collections and bunkers full of stuff that would probably take three lifetimes to drink, but at the end of the day it is all about a good whisk(e)y.

    I hope everyone enjoys it, I have certainly learned a lot in this adventure…I think I can more fully appreciate the endeavor of others who have preceded me in the other barrel programs that we have seen and tasted in the past. These types of ventures are truly a labor of love. I’ve enjoyed it!

    Cheers!

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by doubleblank
    "Cream of Kentucky" rye recipie from Bernheim. 22yo. But don't quote me on this. LOL.

    Randy
    That jibes with what I've been told by an 'inside source' -- KBD currently only has rye to bottle from DSP-1 (Bernheim), DSP-113 (Ancient Age/BT) and, I think, Early Times (I'm sure of being told the first two; not precisely sure, in the last case, but I think that's right).
    Tim

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    Rye update

    This Rye can be purchased by Calling Ed at Ledger's Liquors in Berkeley, 510-540-9243. Ed cannot ship so you will need to rely on someone local to help you out. He is closed on Sunday and Monday.

    The retail price has been set ($165.00...I know...I know) (that part was out of my hands) It is the highest price I've seen yet for a Rye whiskey. But I've been told that is due to the High proof and the fact that it is a "one off" product. (That much alcohol has a lot of tax on it)

    I have it worked out if you mention my name and Straight Bourbon.com; Ed can give you 20 percent off on a bottle. Unfortunately there are very limited quantities.

    BTW, not mentioned too often, this rye does very well when water is added to lower the proof...another one of the great qualities of this whiskey!

    I'll be curious to read the tasting notes as these bottles get to their owners and they post here on the forum.

    dp
    Last edited by dougdog; 10-13-2006 at 15:38.

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    Please don't take my comments the wrong way, Doug. I think the whole thing is way cool.

 

 

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