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  1. #71
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by edo View Post
    the last bottle available.
    I just found a shop that sells it from Rakuten. Cheap too.

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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    I just found a shop that sells it from Rakuten. Cheap too.
    Lets Go Rakuten Eagles
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  3. #73
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Pollito View Post
    Check out post #41 on this thread. From the Man himself.
    What got my attention was the last sentence from the Man in post #41. Anyhow, I cannot say enough good & great things about this rye. It is the only rye I keep going back to again & again.......and plan to buy as much as I can while I can!

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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    I just found a shop that sells it from Rakuten. Cheap too.
    Ah! I see it. Tsutaya!

    They have a few more things that Kawachiya is currently missing, too.

    Outta cash for the moment, tho'...

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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Anyone with the newest "AA" bottles notice any change from the previous offerings from the last year or two? Just curious. Someone commented here about the newer/newest Saz 18 as well as Hirsch being different due to the stainless steel storage. I am curious if this might affect the VWFRR as well since it has been stored the same way for the last 5-6 years. If so, I am thinking of going back and getting 2 more of the "I" bottles @ $49.99 each that I ran across back before the holidays.......that is, if they are still there.

    Probably not a bad idea to get them anyway since the price is going up yearly and supply is finite.

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    Bring on the 12yo Old Tyme Rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by jinenjo View Post
    In thinking about this further, I realized that Sam's in Chicago has had a private Saz Jr. 10 y.o. for close to two years now. That means Buffalo Trace has at least 12 year old rye juice sitting in some barrels for Julian.

    Now that I'm on this, I sure would like to see a mid-aged Rye out there in the market.
    I would sooo love to have a new VW 12yo Old Tyme Rye to stand alongside the Family Reserve "13yo" (19yo tanked). It would also be a great way for the legions of VW faithful to start their tastebuds segueing from the Bernheim/Medley juice to the BT juice to come.

    Using Fussychicken' spreadsheet (love the whiskey and spreadsheets!) we won't get the BT juice in the Family Reserve until 2017, when the allocated stainless juice sunsets itself.

    I thought I remembered, but didn't find in the archives, a passage where Julian wrote about working with BT to tailor his products to profiles he prefers. I think this would have been about recapturing the SW wheater as much as possible, though, not really the rye (which I believe Julian has said that SW never made). Perhaps 2017 is just 13 years after the BT/VW agreement, which I believe was in 2003

    Thirsty for that mid-aged rye,
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    Re: Bring on the 12yo Old Tyme Rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rughi View Post
    Perhaps 2017 is just 13 years after the BT/VW agreement, which I believe was in 2003
    Thanks for the kind words Roger. This is the juicy thread that has most all of the VWFRR details that I used to make the chart.

    And since Julian stated that he "wanted to keep you guys on your toes!!" I decided to update my little sheet. Attached is the new one.

    And Julian, you almost gave me a heart attack a couple of months ago. You can only imagine how freaked out I was when I started to see what I thought were original A bottles popping up!
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    A nostalgic, but rather sad scene. A couple old brother soldiers in the twighlight of life.
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    Last edited by edo; 01-26-2009 at 20:49.

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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by edo View Post
    A nostalgic
    It makes me thirsty to look at.

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    Re: Bring on the 12yo Old Tyme Rye!

    Quote Originally Posted by fussychicken View Post
    Thanks for the kind words Roger. This is the juicy thread that has most all of the VWFRR details that I used to make the chart.

    And since Julian stated that he "wanted to keep you guys on your toes!!" I decided to update my little sheet. Attached is the new one.

    And Julian, you almost gave me a heart attack a couple of months ago. You can only imagine how freaked out I was when I started to see what I thought were original A bottles popping up!
    Steve,

    Hm…..The B bottle got a Frankfurt bottling on the label and van Winkle did not join BT until 2002. As I understand it is a fact on this forum that all the old Medley is from 84 or 85 stock. That would make the B bottle at least 17 years old (probably older) and if there were no Lawrenceburg bottles with higher letters than A the whole list would be wrong.
    Please correct me if I am wrong, I am just speculating.

    Leif
    Swedish lover of American whiskey

 

 

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