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What rye did you purchase today Spring/Summer 2015?


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Picked up a SAOS 7yr rye today. $44 is a bit above my normal spending threshold but I've been passing this one up for a few months now.

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Picked up a Darby's Reserve Small Batch Rye Whiskey 750 for $23. I have heard mostly negative thoughts on this bottle, but I have also heard that it has a very earthy taste and mouth feel. I decided to try it. It is a very young Rye, less than two years, from what I've read. If I don't like it, I can always do a vatting blend. I've read somewhere that a 50/50 with Dickel turns out to be a pretty good pour.

Any thoughts on this guys?

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Picked up a bottle of SAOS 8 year BP. It was a little more expensive than I thought it would be ($64.99 v. $59.99) but I didn't feel like complaining over $5. I am drinking an open bottle of another SAOS 8 year BP right now and I like it well enough to pay $65 to have a bottle in the bunker. The bottle I have open was $45 in KY.

I picked up one of these as well, but I did feel like complaining over $5, so they knocked $5 off. :grin:

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Just bought my first (and the store's last) bottle of Rendezvous Rye.

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Was shopping in my local Von's this morning and I walked over to the liquor section, not really looking to buy anything but They had a sale and my favorite Rye, at this time, was included. I could not pass them up. Three are batch 14I03-A and one is from batch 14F11. Price was $27ea + tax, a great deal as far as I can tell!

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Was shopping in my local Von's this morning and I walked over to the liquor section, not really looking to buy anything but They had a sale and my favorite Rye, at this time, was included. I could not pass them up. Three are batch 14I03-A and one is from batch 14F11. Price was $27ea + tax, a great deal as far as I can tell!

Wow - that is a really good deal! I loved my only bottle of it, and plan to buy another when space is available in the cabinet.

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tanstaafl2

Because I am incredibly weak from the end stage whiskey nervosa that has destroyed my already limited will power I managed to come home with the Whistle Piggy Old World Sauternes and Port finished ryes to go along with the Madeira finish I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

Too costly but 12yo MGP is always tempting if picked with some competency and I do like to do comparisons of different barrel finishes!

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Because I am incredibly weak from the end stage whiskey nervosa that has destroyed my already limited will power I managed to come home with the Whistle Piggy Old World Sauternes and Port finished ryes to go along with the Madeira finish I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

Too costly but 12yo MGP is always tempting if picked with some competency and I do like to do comparisons of different barrel finishes!

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That one is MGP and not Alberta? I've not been following closely enough it's clear.
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That one is MGP and not Alberta? I've not been following closely enough it's clear.

As previously noted these are indeed MGP. Just a little taste last night to help kick off a week at the beach.

Initial impressions give the port a slight edge but the finishing seems to be at best a light touch. I would guess none of these were finished for more than a few months. But it will require a more intensive examination!

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Picked up a bottle of CEHT rye. I haven't tried it before, but have been meaning to for a while. I saw a bottle of SAOS BP on the shelf and resisted the urge to get that as well, since I already have two set aside.

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I'm a big fan of LDI/MGP rye, but not a big fan of the pricing of the current Willett's of 7yrs or older. Thank goodness for Smooth Ambler, and an 8yr old priced at $44.99

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Not a Rye, but I did break down and bought a bottle 750 of St George Absinthe Verde, at $60. I had a hard time deciding on which one to start with. The St George seemed to have more consistent high rating in the searching I did.

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Picked up another BP SAOS 8yr single barrel rye today. Love this stuff. :yum:

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Found quite a few 750s of Wild Turkey 101 rye, old label, for the very fair price of 21 bucks. Left 2 on the shelf for the next person - if anyone in Houston is interested, pm me.

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Had a friend in NYC pick me up one of the SAOS Rye 8-year BPs. I can't seem to find them in NJ.

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the saos standard 7 yr rye and a smooth ambler barrel proof 8 yr

Exactly the same, but I also threw in a store pick (not rye) Ridgemont 1792. Word that SAOS rye is going bye-bye was all that it took to trigger my WN.

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