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  1. #171
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Still neck and neck with Saz18 as my favorite rye and three still in the bunker. Hooray!
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    mmmmm...saz18. I'm currently out, but, I should change that.

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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    The thing that gets me about the Van Winkle is that it was very ordinary rye whiskey when it was made. That just happened to be how they made rye at old Bernheim 20+ years ago. Then, of course, it wound up aging for much longer than intended.

    Let's hope somebody has some rye in the pipeline shooting for a 10+ year old expression sometime soon. I hope, I hope, I hope.

    Wouldn't that be nice?

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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    That just happened to be how they made rye at old Bernheim 20+ years ago.
    I thought VWFRR was a mixture of Cream Of Kentucky Rye and Medley Rye. Were either of these produced at Old Bernheim??
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by SMOWK View Post
    It's 5 girls, one guy, and me.
    So, what, exactly, are you?
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by BourbonJoe View Post
    I thought VWFRR was a mixture of Cream Of Kentucky Rye and Medley Rye. Were either of these produced at Old Bernheim??
    Joe
    I don't know that it was ever a mixture. It started out as the Medley, made in Owensboro, then switched to the COK when the Medley ran out. The COK was made at old Bernheim in 1987.

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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by cowdery View Post
    I don't know that it was ever a mixture. It started out as the Medley, made in Owensboro, then switched to the COK when the Medley ran out. The COK was made at old Bernheim in 1987.
    Chuck,

    This is the first I've known about the provenance of this sometimes-fine bottling.

    Is it possible to correlate the switch in juice to the three (at my last count) bottlings? As you may recall, I missed the first one, loved the second and didn't much like the third.

    I recently discovered that I still have an unopened bottle of the gold foil -- after two previous attempts to clear it out of my collection. Heck, if it weren't a felony, I'd just as soon ship it to The Gazebo and let y'all drink a toast to me.

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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    See post #15 in this thread.
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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by bluesbassdad View Post
    Chuck,

    This is the first I've known about the provenance of this sometimes-fine bottling.

    Is it possible to correlate the switch in juice to the three (at my last count) bottlings? As you may recall, I missed the first one, loved the second and didn't much like the third.

    I recently discovered that I still have an unopened bottle of the gold foil -- after two previous attempts to clear it out of my collection. Heck, if it weren't a felony, I'd just as soon ship it to The Gazebo and let y'all drink a toast to me.

    Yours truly,
    Dave Morefield
    Dave, it sounds to me like you're talking about Hirsch 16.

    And, lest any whippersnapper think that you wouldn't know the difference, I submit this chestnut that you authored in the early days of the forum

    And, to edit a second time, I believe you had a Hirsch bottling of Van Winkle rye at one time, as well.
    Last edited by Rughi; 07-16-2010 at 19:02.

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    Re: Van Winkle Family Reserve 13 rye

    Quote Originally Posted by CorvallisCracker View Post
    So, what, exactly, are you?
    the "bourbon drinker"

 

 

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