Jump to content

What rye are you drinking Fall/Winter 2016-17


This topic has been inactive for at least 365 days, and is now closed. Please feel free to start a new thread on the subject! 

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 310
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Paddy

    31

  • flahute

    30

  • 0895

    21

  • LCWoody

    13

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

Met a buddy for dinner/drinks before going to s Steely Dan cover band show. As usual, Bulleit Rye was the best thing on the shelf, so I had that again.

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/19/2016 at 1:05 PM, BottledInBond said:

I was at a store recently and saw a lone bottle of Lot 40 on the clearance rack marked down $20 below the price I normally see. And it was the 2012 batch. I can't believe they had to do that to sell it. Flies under the radar a bit I guess

I was in our local Virginia ABC store before Thanksgiving picking up a Rittenhouse BIB, and talking ryes with the guy and he led me to a single Lot 40 bottle on closeout, same as your situation.  $20 off, 2012 vintage.  I wasn't familiar with it but love ryes, it had pedigree and the price was right so I bought it.  Not regretting the purchase.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I've discovered recently the Pikesville 6 yo, OMG, I was not a sucker for rye whiskey, but this one is great, 110 PROOF is perfect for me. I'm pouring a glass right now.

 

Cheers! 

 

Will

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Masset1982 said:

I've discovered recently the Pikesville 6 yo, OMG, I was not a sucker for rye whiskey, but this one is great, 110 PROOF is perfect for me. I'm pouring a glass right now.

 

Cheers! 

 

Will

 

 

 

Hey Will P110 is probably my favorite rye. I don't have one on the shelf currently as I'm trying to work through some others. I did welcome in 2016 with an oz of THH today. It was yummy. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Revisiting a few bottles over the holiday's. Pikesville 110, Baby Saz, HW Rendezvous, THH, Willett FR 8, RR 6, RR SiB, and Michters BP. Variety is the spice of life :) 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a large pour of Willett 2yo Rye last night. I'm debating whether to keep a little of this to try SBS with the 3yo and the 4yo (whenever it arrives here) or just kill the bottle


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Link to post
Share on other sites

Revisiting High West Yippee Ki-Yay (batch 6), having earlier had their Campfire (needs more peat, might mix a little Laphroaig 10 into it next time). 

 

I do enjoy the Yippee Ki-Yay. It's pretty far from Rye and more of a pudding based whiskey drink. But I like it all the same.

 

Cheers! 

 

 

Screenshot_20170104-213048.png

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm knocking out a bottle of Bulleit.  Still impressed with this 95% rye, regardless of its origins. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I had two pours from a newly opened Old Potrero Straight Rye last night and another just now. You really haven't tasted what rye whiskey is until you try 100% rye malt.

 

Regards, Jim

Link to post
Share on other sites
I was in our local Virginia ABC store before Thanksgiving picking up a Rittenhouse BIB, and talking ryes with the guy and he led me to a single Lot 40 bottle on closeout, same as your situation.  $20 off, 2012 vintage.  I wasn't familiar with it but love ryes, it had pedigree and the price was right so I bought it.  Not regretting the purchase.


You shouldn't be. But, be warned, don't expect a typical rye experience. It's not your typical MGP rye. It's a very good type of different.

B



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Link to post
Share on other sites

Back to the regular scheduled thread......

XL pour of Handy tonight. Taking the chill out of the air tonight. -2 below right now. Brrrr....


B




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, BFerguson said:

Back to the regular scheduled thread......

XL pour of Handy tonight. Taking the chill out of the air tonight. -2 below right now. Brrrr....


B




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Atta boy. I reacquainted myself with Handy over the holidays and was reminded of how much I like that one. I ended up finishing off the bottle. (It was about 40% full when I started).

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/4/2017 at 8:51 PM, BFerguson said:

Back to the regular scheduled thread......

XL pour of Handy tonight. Taking the chill out of the air tonight. -2 below right now. Brrrr....


B




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

Always an excellent pour !  This is one of my "must try(s)" every year from the antique collection.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a small pour of Baby Saz to start the evening a day or so ago and tonight I revisited a store select WP10 yr 100 proof - seems better now than before but I'm sure its just my perspective

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guardian Enzo
2 hours ago, LCWoody said:

Some M BP

"i like this rye". Very good 

IMG_1102.JPG

 

It really is, isn't it?  I love the gingerbread sweetness to it.  Oddly, I also seem to pick up what tastes very much to me like old-school Wild Turkey funk - and that combination makes the whole thing taste a lot like an old WT to me.

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Guardian Enzo said:

 

It really is, isn't it?  I love the gingerbread sweetness to it.  Oddly, I also seem to pick up what tastes very much to me like old-school Wild Turkey funk - and that combination makes the whole thing taste a lot like an old WT to me.

A local store just got a new proof in, (114.p) I think. I'm going to have pick one up for later. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Guardian Enzo said:

 

It really is, isn't it?  I love the gingerbread sweetness to it.  Oddly, I also seem to pick up what tastes very much to me like old-school Wild Turkey funk - and that combination makes the whole thing taste a lot like an old WT to me.

Never have heard the description of "old school WT  funk".  What does that refer to?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guardian Enzo
1 hour ago, smokinjoe said:

Never have heard the description of "old school WT  funk".  What does that refer to?

 

For me, it's something akin to the taste of a particularly earthy Cuban cigar (if that helps).  Hard to describe - barnyard, damp leaves, a bit of campfire smoke.  It's a quality that seems to be prevalent in pre-2000 Wild Turkey in abundance but not so much in contemporary releases.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Postal Grunt

I poured three oz of Baby Saz for Happy Hour this afternoon and the first thing that struck me was the flavor profile being so close to that of the BT Rye Mash White Dog.  It must be the weather. Maybe that means I should move up the White Dog in the rotation for tomorrow afternoon.  Quality control is always important.

Link to post
Share on other sites
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.