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Thanks for more details. Even if you don't pull out specific flavors, describing the form of the whiskey like mouth feel etc helps a lot to get across the character of the whiskey. It helps to know that it has a bigger mouth feel than Baby Saz. Between that and the corn sweetness, it obviously seems to have a higher corn/lower rye content than Saz, I too have found the Saz nice in it own way. Not crazy about the Knob Creek Rye. Its heavy handed even though I do like the distinctive JB flavor- which I like best expressed in JB Black. Around here the Knob and ri 1 are both around $40, maybe $36 or so on sale. A bit high to take a chance on the ri 1.

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Thanks for more details. Even if you don't pull out specific flavors, describing the form of the whiskey like mouth feel etc helps a lot to get across the character of the whiskey. It helps to know that it has a bigger mouth feel than Baby Saz. Between that and the corn sweetness, it obviously seems to have a higher corn/lower rye content than Saz, I too have found the Saz nice in it own way. Not crazy about the Knob Creek Rye. Its heavy handed even though I do like the distinctive JB flavor- which I like best expressed in JB Black. Around here the Knob and ri 1 are both around $40, maybe $36 or so on sale. A bit high to take a chance on the ri 1.

Is there any reason to think the Baby Saz (and Handy and whatever else follows it) isn't also a barely rye rye like Ritt and probably all the Beam ryes? I don't know, I am just curious. Doesn't mean that can't be different in mouthfeel, corn influence or whatever. It is just that I have always assumed, perhaps incorrectly that BT rye (with the exception of the CEHT rye) was standard 51% rye (or close to it. Maybe 53% like Barton?) like most others. The whiskey tree doesn't currently have a mashbill for the BT rye so I presume it remains a mystery.

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Bourbon Boiler

I finally tried this last night. I actually liked the taste of the whiskey in the glass, although I could do without looking at the fancy bottle and trendy marketing.

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