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  1. #11
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    Re: Old Rip van Winkle family reserve rye

    Randy is right. That bottle from Japan is from the first bottling we did on the VWFRR. It was 13-years old. We did not start putting letters on the bottles until we sold it in the states. I'm guessing the bottle with the "A" is about 14-years old.
    Julian

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    Re: Old Rip van Winkle family reserve rye

    Thanks Randy and Julian! I might have a trip to Japan in the future so I'll have to see if I can hunt one down despite the near impossible odds.

    Also, Julian, good to see that you still are snooping around here. I see that the prices on this years batch of VWFRR have gone up again. I guess I can't blame you though considering its quality and rareness!

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    Re: Old Rip van Winkle family reserve rye

    I found a bottle of H, in Louisville when I was out hunting down something to drink while doing my taxes...on April 14, 2008.

    I didn't expect to find any Van Winkle anything, so was pleased to find a store that had everything: VWFRR, Pappy 15, 20 and 23...and more than one of all.

    I bought one of the Rye (leaving 2 others) for $42. The Pappy 15 was $62 ! So I passed.

  4. #14
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    Re: Old Rip van Winkle family reserve rye

    Quote Originally Posted by jvanwinkle View Post
    Randy is right. That bottle from Japan is from the first bottling we did on the VWFRR. It was 13-years old. We did not start putting letters on the bottles until we sold it in the states. I'm guessing the bottle with the "A" is about 14-years old.
    Julian
    Yeah, I am in Japan and I dont see any "ORVWFRR", but I am grateful that I see VWFRR (13 yrs old). Is this a different product? I dont know what the "No. 1053" at the top of the label indicates, but my god is this a good bourbon.

    I mean the flavor profile is not typically what I look for in a bourbon, but when a bourbon is this good, my preconseptions about what I like are thrown out the window and I imbibe with awe.

  5. #15
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    Re: Old Rip van Winkle family reserve rye

    BTW, does anyone know what the mash bill looks like for VWFRR?

    Its so intensely different from what I normaly drink, I am imagining it has a far higher rye ratio than 51%.

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    Re: Old Rip van Winkle family reserve rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    BTW, does anyone know what the mash bill looks like for VWFRR?

    Its so intensely different from what I normaly drink, I am imagining it has a far higher rye ratio than 51%.

    For one(the original) of the two ryes that are blended together...the mash bill is 38-51-11. Hope that helps!
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    Re: Old Rip van Winkle family reserve rye

    Quote Originally Posted by mozilla View Post
    38-51-11
    Thanks! Is that Corn - Rye - Wheat?

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    Re: Old Rip van Winkle family reserve rye

    Straight rye must be at least 51% rye. So, in this case corn, rye and malted barley. Malted barley is the final ingredient in most bourbons and ryes.
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