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LOL, subtle and very nice - at the right price, eh?

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The pours at the airport were $14 a pop. Had 3 of them. I joked earlier in this thread a couple of weeks ago that I was enjoying the Ri1 much more at the $19 I had just payed for a bottle.:D But, I say in all sincerity that I am enjoying it now, regardless of price. There's more flavor stuff going on in it than I gave it credit for a couple of years ago.

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Hmm. Perhaps I should revisit Ri1. I haven't tried the Knob Creek Rye- how do they compare to one another?

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Hmm. Perhaps I should revisit Ri1. I haven't tried the Knob Creek Rye- how do they compare to one another?

Erik, the KCR is much bolder. I liken it to more of a WT 101 Rye. I can't say if the flavor profile is the same as KCR, as I haven't done a side-by-side, but the KCR does pack a healthy rye punch. I enjoy it very much. The thing on the Ri1 is that I so easily dismissed it a couple of years ago...but, my changing tastes find it very enjoyable, now. Even though it doesn't kick me in the teeth like I like ryes to do, it is enjoyably flavorful. But, subtle...

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Happily found a bottle of Willett 4 yr old. I love this stuff.

I really can't tell much difference between the 4 and 5 year old. Not a bad LDI rye. Much more floral and assertive than say a Jefferson or WT rye

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Shared some High West 21 with friends during the game. Wasn't really in a whiskey mood most of the night, but I needed a small pour during that second half!

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birthday eve, no work tomorrow, breaking out the last of the Saz 18 in the bottle. Probably enough for two nice glasses worth.

it was a 09 that started a bit slow, but it's come into a pretty satisfying last half of a bottle.

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VWFRR from a recently opened bottle and damn could I drink this every day,but the scarcity and my limited number of bottles causes me to be most humble with my pours.

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Polished off another bottle of Rendezvous Rye, I should consider buying High West stock given the amount of empty bottles my household has generated

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Having my first ever pour of Saz 18 and all I can say is "Wow". The nose is phenomenal with that familiar rye spice but also a sweetness and oakiness that balances nicely. The thick and luscious mouth feel with some spice up front and sweetness on the finish equates to just a wonderful drinking experience in my opinion.

On a side note, I picked this up along with a GTS a few months ago as my first foray into the BTAC and after spending some time with the GTS, I was thinking that maybe my expectations were a little too high. I like the Stagg and appreciate the amount of flavor that can come from such a strong spirit, but after having this first pour of the Saz, I'd gladly trade a Stagg for a Saz any day of the week. I'll check back in in a few weeks and let you know if this sentiment continues.

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Having my first ever pour of Saz 18 and all I can say is "Wow". The nose is phenomenal with that familiar rye spice but also a sweetness and oakiness that balances nicely. The thick and luscious mouth feel with some spice up front and sweetness on the finish equates to just a wonderful drinking experience in my opinion.

On a side note, I picked this up along with a GTS a few months ago as my first foray into the BTAC and after spending some time with the GTS, I was thinking that maybe my expectations were a little too high. I like the Stagg and appreciate the amount of flavor that can come from such a strong spirit, but after having this first pour of the Saz, I'd gladly trade a Stagg for a Saz any day of the week. I'll check back in in a few weeks and let you know if this sentiment continues.

The 2012 Stagg has not lived up to some of the previous iterations, IMO. I would generally take a Stagg over a Saz, but I agree with you on the 2012 version.

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Anyone seen Ritt BIB lately? I've been keeping my eye out for months thinking there should be a release soon, but I'm getting impatient!

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Anyone seen Ritt BIB lately? I've been keeping my eye out for months thinking there should be a release soon, but I'm getting impatient!

I run in to it all over the place in NKY. I went almost two years and didn't see a bottle and then around last August/ September cases of it have been available.

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Wish I was awash in Rittenhouse, streams have dried up around here.

Lots of it in Arizona. Along with Handy. Wish there was more Willett

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Wish I was awash in Rittenhouse, streams have dried up around here.

Stock coming to LCBO - even though price jumped 14% since it was available last year, its time to stock up!

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