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    New Hotalings bottlings

    Hey, that rhymes!

    Anyway, LeNell's had 11 and 12 year old Old Potrero "Hotalings" bottlings--both 100 proof, the 12yo labeled as "Bottled in Bond." $71 for the 11, $90 for the 12. I picked up both (the last release, a 10yo, is one of the most interesting whiskeys I've ever tasted, with unconscionable depth and an endless finish--oily like the malt spirit it is, but fiercely rye-y as well), but won't taste them until Thursday at the earliest.
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    Re: New Hotalings bottlings

    I am a fan of Old Potrero. Sounds interesting. Let us know what they taste like! The price IS mighty steep, but worth it? Hard to say. I was willing to drop $60 for a bottle, but......
    "It hasn't cured my broken heart, but it sure helps a lot."
    -Ernest Tubb

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    Re: New Hotalings bottlings

    Aren't the Potrero bottlings the only 100% malted rye whiskey made in commercial quantities in the world?
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    Re: New Hotalings bottlings

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake_Parrott View Post
    Aren't the Potrero bottlings the only 100% malted rye whiskey made in commercial quantities in the world?
    I know of no other.

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    Re: New Hotalings bottlings

    These whiskeys are delicious. But they are heavily in the malt spectrum--the 11 year old with a lot of the same citrus/yellow plum elements as Redbreast, and the 12 year old fuller, rounder, richer, like a less peaty Highland Park 15. Both are very pure expressions. But they are very difficult to compare with American straight whiskey.
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    Re: New Hotalings bottlings

    There is a distillery in Austria makes rye whiskies,the name is Waldviertler Roggenhof (roggenhof means rye farm)but i`ve never taste any of its products.Thanks for the news about Potrero anyway,another quest .
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    Re: New Hotalings bottlings

    "Waldviertler Whisky is our own individual creation and registered trade name. We succeeded in combining the special attributes of the 'water of life' with the mythical properties of the Waldviertel."

    Interesting.

    Web site is in English.

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    Re: New Hotalings bottlings

    Well,not only the Irish believe in little people.Mystical i don`t know but i`m gonna try some of their products soon i`m getting curious,i knew it excisted but never took time in investigating it. Eric.
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    Re: New Hotalings bottlings

    The whiskies distilled by Mr. Haider look most interesting. As I recall, the last few issues of Jim Murray's pocket guide give taste notes on some of these.

    What interests me too is whether in making these kinds of rye-based products, the distillery is continuing a local or regional tradition.

    That rye is an element of numerous German and European (e.g., Dutch) spirits is undoubted.

    While some of these have been given barrel age (e.g. Fillier's genevers of which rye is an important component, and which do not employ juniper), I don't think a style (at least in modern times) of long-oak-aged whiskies has existed there. But maybe it did, and maybe these products are a reflection or recreation of that.

    If so, it would tend to show that the straight rye whiskey of America (which led to bourbon) is a direct import from the old Country - setting aside for the moment the aspect of using (in America) all-new charred barrels. But if rye whiskey did come from Europe to Pennsylvania in particular, the fact that charred barrels were later used exclusively to make rye in the States does not lessen the importance of importation aspect.

    If anyone has the oportunity to meet Mr. Haider it would be interesting to obtain his thoughts on this of course.

    Gary

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    Re: New Hotalings bottlings

    Gary perhaps this is something for you maybe for a short holiday ?www.potstillfestival.com
    Eric.
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