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    Re: JB Rye?

    Dittos on the Canadian Club Classic 12 , Hightower. I just tried some tonight and loved it, and did the search engine thing to find out that this is the only thread it's mentioned on. Well let me go on record as saying this is mighty tasty stuff, balanced with good rye character and a hint of vanilla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzhead View Post
    Dittos on the Canadian Club Classic 12 , Hightower. I just tried some tonight and loved it, and did the search engine thing to find out that this is the only thread it's mentioned on. Well let me go on record as saying this is mighty tasty stuff, balanced with good rye character and a hint of vanilla.
    I tend to completely ignore Canadian whiskey. Is this easily available? I might go an git me some!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinenjo View Post
    I tend to completely ignore Canadian whiskey. Is this easily available? I might go an git me some!
    It seems to be, and is fairly inexpensive in KY, anyway. Seems like it's around or under $20. Sure there are $20 bottles of bourbon I like more, but there are $20 bottles I like less.
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    Re: JB Rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by HighTower View Post
    I have an open bottle, and I don't mind it at all. I prefer the WT rye, but havent seen it here for about 5 or 6 years. I like the higher proof of the WT rye, cant wait to try my Thomas Handy
    I also love Canadian Club Classic 12 year, do canadians have a high rye content??
    The high rye-content reputation is more myth than reality. At one time there was a high rye content. Before Prohibition rye was the preferred whiskey for the American consumer, and Canadians started to produce it to sell to the American black market during Prohibition. Then, as now, Canadian whisky blends an aged, vodka-like spirit, almost a neutral grain spirit, with a stronger (at that time, rye) whiskey, making a milder, smoother style. This is the rye Americans consumed then.

    While Canadian whiskys typically contain rye as part of the mash bill, it is not a high percentage any longer. Unlike the U.S. 51% minimum, there is no legal requirement that a whisky labeled "rye whisky" have any specific percentage of rye.

    One unusual component in some Canadian whiskys is malted Rye, but I couldn't tell you which ones.

    I have long dismissed CC as a basic well pour, nothing more. Now I'm finding out they actually produce some interesting whiskeys, too. There's a 20 CC floating around out there that's supposed to be rather decent, and now you mention a 12 yr. There's also a 100pf 6yr out there. I just picked up a CC Sherry Cask the whiskey specialist at Schneider's in D.C. recommended.

    *sigh* So many whiskeys, so little time.
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    Re: JB Rye?

    We don't have many rye selections, but fortunately, they are all different. I recently bought my first bottle of JB Rye. I was expecting to hate it from most of the postings on SB.com. I liked it. I also didn't find it any thinner than several much more expensive bourbons I have tried. The label is ugly. Beam needs to at least change the color.

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    Re: JB Rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by Martian View Post
    The label is ugly. Beam needs to at least change the color.
    Hold your horses! This is my all-time favourite “looking at” whisk (e) y-, spirit-, alcohol content-, and “any liquid”-bottle. Lights up the whole room. This said it’s of cause only nice we have different taste in this aspect too here on this forum.

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    Re: JB Rye?

    IIRC all Canadian Whisky is 75% grain spirits. So the % of rye and rye flavors would be considerably less than all Straight Rye.
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    Re: JB Rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by Martian View Post
    The label is ugly. Beam needs to at least change the color.
    On my most recent ABC store visit, I spied one bottle of JB Rye wearing a parchment-colored label with a slightly revised layout, as shown in this YouTube video.

    Anyone else seen this? The Nov 13 posting date of the video suggests it's a recent change.

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    Re: JB Rye?

    Quote Originally Posted by LarryG View Post
    Anyone else seen this?
    Larry
    Looks like the same route as Early Times took 10 or 15 years ago when they traded the eye-poppingly bright "ketchup and mustard" label for a tan old-timey look.

    Roger

    Edit: I attached 2 photos that seem to have gotten lost "in process" I hope they show up.

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    Re: JB Rye?

    i swear it's about $10 around here...or in Delaware...i was astounded and almost picked one up.

    but i don't want to buy something and HAVE to resort to mixing!

    at $10 a pop though, a worthy experiment...
    HUP!

 

 

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