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What rye did you purchase today? Fall/Winter 2014

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GaryT

As we're not officially fall, starting a new thread.

OT - cracked open a SAOS 7yr rye that I snagged enroute to KBF (and for only $45 - if it hadn't been 9:05am local time with a few hours of driving left, I'd have cracked it in the parking lot and wound up stocking up!) Not special in particular, hits me where most of these do - which is square in the wheelhouse. Singed orange zest in the wake of that lovely rye spice.

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Creggor

Good evening. A couple of weeks ago I purchased two bottles of High West Rendezvous Rye..Over the weekend I opened one of the bottles.. My son in law was here.. Many years ago I was able to buy Sazarec 18Yr Yr and the Van Winkel 10 Yr Old Tyme Rye and 13 Yr Van Winkel.. We liked them both.. I actually liked the 10Yr Rye a lot.. And the 18Yr Saz was wonderful.. Since then we have tried some other rye's and never really found anything that would hold up to the Sazerac 18 Year.. So I had heard and read a few reviews on the High West Rendezvous.. I am not all that great when it comes to writing reviews with all the flavors etc.. But mna alive this Rye is a wonderful full flavored bottling.. I would highly advise trying this Rye.. I had another pour last night Straight up and it went down nice and smooth.. Long Finish. Not a lot of overpowering heat.. I loved it is all I can say.. Been at this a long time.. I called the liquor store today and told my guy I would take up to three more bottles.. I do have a bottle of Mitchers 10 year sitting there for me.. Anyhow HW RR is going to be a standard on my list for Ryes as long as I can find it.. Creggor

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petrel800

Picked up a local selection of HW Double Rye that was finished for 21 months in a used bourbon barrel. Bottled at 100 proof. Nice to see this local shop continuing to bring in unique selections and I was happy to pick up another of their selections. They're bringing in a Knob Creek SB next, looking forward to that one, they usually do a fine job with their barrels.

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GaryT
Picked up a local selection of HW Double Rye that was finished for 21 months in a used bourbon barrel. Bottled at 100 proof. Nice to see this local shop continuing to bring in unique selections and I was happy to pick up another of their selections. They're bringing in a Knob Creek SB next, looking forward to that one, they usually do a fine job with their barrels.

That HW Double Rye sounds pretty interesting! Look forward to some tasting notes on that one!

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petrel800

I had a very small sample in the store. Definitely need some more time with it. I will say for a 100 proof it's very easy drinking, there's definitely more of the 2 year in this than the 16 year. I also felt it picked up some of the bourbon characteristics from the used barrel. It cut out a lot of the "LDI" profile I expected. Looking forward to a proper pour though to see if my initial thoughts match my long term thoughts.

I did ask about some of the other options available from HW. I'd love to try one of the Ryes they're finishing in a sweet vermouth cask. He said if this goes as well as the other barrels he's done he's already asked about one of those.

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mbroo5880i

While I like HW Rendezvous Rye better, HW Double Rye is a very good offering. I like the idea of additional "finishing" and offering it at a higher proof.

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CaskStrength77

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Stumbled across this, picked up a couple bottles (I love the 2yr Rye). Can't seem to find anything about it online, anyone here know about it?

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garbanzobean

A Midwinter Nights Dram Act 2.2, Scene 565 for $79. I would be lying if I said the bottle and label didn't influence my decision to purchase this, but the outstanding reviews so far didn't hurt either. I am really excited to open this up.

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r60slash5

A Saz jr. and Gun Powder Rye distilled in Portland Maine. Batch #3 87 proof aged less then 2 years. It was pricey but it's real local Rye product. Thought I give it a try.

Ted

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petrel800

Couldn't help myself, grabbed another HW A Midwinters Night Dram. Act 2-3 Scene 1870, in case anyone is keeping track. I really enjoy this stuff, glad to see it on some shelves still.

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garbanzobean
Couldn't help myself, grabbed another HW A Midwinters Night Dram. Act 2-3 Scene 1870, in case anyone is keeping track. I really enjoy this stuff, glad to see it on some shelves still.
A High West rep on one of the FB bourbon groups recently stated it would be an annual release from now on. That made me happy, as it's something different.

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Paddy

After striking out on the rye's last year, I managed a Handy today.

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amg

Picked up a Rittenhouse BiB on sale for $21.97. First time I've seen the new packaging here.

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n811

Not purchased, but received this as an anniversary present from my wonderful wife of 14 years:

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GaryT
Not purchased, but received this as an anniversary present from my wonderful wife of 14 years:

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Sure sign she is a keeper! I'd show this to my wife, but don't want her to see the other threads :lol:

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KyleCBreese

Purchased a Willett 2-year Rye. First time I have seen any Willett Family Estate bottles at all in NJ so curiosity got the best of me. A little pricey for a 2-year Rye though.

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TunnelTiger

Hey, hey HW Midwinters Dram, Act 23, scene 1554.

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tanstaafl2
Hey, hey HW Midwinters Dram, Act 23, scene 1554.

The bottles I acquired a while back are all "Act 1". What I am seeing now are Act 2.3. Sounds like a SBS might be in order!

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GaryT
The bottles I acquired a while back are all "Act 1". What I am seeing now are Act 2.3. Sounds like a SBS might be in order!

I'm hoping Dave will have a bottle at Bill's from the more recent retail release, expressly for that purpose!

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ccleve23

I picked up a bottle of A Midwinter Nights Dram, Act 2.2 Scene 574 for 39. At the price I couldn't pass it up.

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Auracom

$39?! I think MSRP is $80. That's absurd.

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GaryT

At $39 I would have bought every bottle they had; sounds like they may have mis-priced it for the High West Double Rye or something? Great deal!!

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ccleve23

My jaw hit the floor when i saw it. I thought when i got to the register it would be corrected but no. I did consider about buying the rest but I let my friends go for those bottles. Now it is time for a pour.

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BigRich

Grab a Midwinter too thanks to a GBS heads up (thanks Mark!)

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amg

Grabbed 2x Rittenhouse BiB @ $16.99/each due to a pricing error. They fixed it but honored the price for me. Great customer service!

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