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https://thewhiskeywash.com/whiskey-styles/american-whiskey/freddie-noes-little-book-whiskey-goes-north-second-release/?utm_source=The+Whiskey+Wash+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4843229ffe-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_24_09_47&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_20c25ccf55-4843229ffe-154269265

 

Two Canadian whiskeys and a Kentucky Rye.  For some reason, I get the feeling that Corporate has their hands in this.  B-S has plenty of Canadian in their portfolio, otherwise I don't get the reason for this from a old school Kentucky Bourbon family member.  Either B-S is pushing to diversify between labels, or the next Gen is trying too hard to make a name...

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kevinbrink

At first blush I find this more compelling and intriguing than the first Little Book. 

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Richnimrod

Personally, I find the Canadian's rule allowing so much 'additive' off-putting. 

I must be religiously careful about what I consume, and not knowing what actually goes into the final product leaves me distrustful. 

So, I generally don't consume Canadian "whiskey".     I'm sure others find many of the whiskeys produced by our Northern Neighbor interesting, I haven't the experience to add anything to such judgments.

I'll refrain from tasting this LBBT.

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tanstaafl2
4 hours ago, kevinbrink said:

At first blush I find this more compelling and intriguing than the first Little Book. 

Wouldn't take much to make this more compelling than the first one for me but I am not likely buying at any price without at least trying first. At the very least I would like a bit more detail on exactly what the Canadian components are.

 

The line from the link above leads me to wonder if the two Canadian whiskies are very different in more than just age. One is described as a rye but the older is not.

 

"a 13 year old Canadian rye and a 40 year old Canadian."

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kevinbrink

Considering that Beam Suntory owns ADL I, maybe incorrectly, am assuming the Canadian distillate is from there and while the companies that have bottled ADL Rye in the past have been less than transparent in some cases (Whistle Pig, Hochstadter's/Lock Stock & Barrel, Masterson's and Jefferson for example) I tend to really enjoy ADL Rye. 

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The Black Tot

I agree with others that this has more potential for me than the corn whiskey blend.

 

Not sure how you build a legacy product if you're going to change it radically every year, but so long as it gets better...?

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flahute
On 7/25/2018 at 9:16 PM, gurgalunas said:

For some reason, I get the feeling that Corporate has their hands in this.

Nope. They've just given Jr. free reign to use anything in the overall the B-S portfolio in his blends.

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Spade

This one sounds sort of interesting to me. If folks on SB seem to like it and I come across it when I'm in the mood to drop $100 on a bottle whiskey (which happens from time to time...) I might grab one.

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Charlutz
On 7/26/2018 at 8:24 PM, The Black Tot said:

I agree with others that this has more potential for me than the corn whiskey blend.

 

Not sure how you build a legacy product if you're going to change it radically every year, but so long as it gets better...?

 

Not saying this is on the level of PHC, but I’ll throw that out there as an example of a storied product with varied profiles. Also, I think I remember reading that OFBB is supposed to be different every year. I’ve only had the ‘16 so I cannot opine from personal experience. 

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The Black Tot
15 minutes ago, Charlutz said:

 

Not saying this is on the level of PHC, but I’ll throw that out there as an example of a storied product with varied profiles. Also, I think I remember reading that OFBB is supposed to be different every year. I’ve only had the ‘16 so I cannot opine from personal experience. 

Hey man yeah I thought about PHC as soon as I hit submit on that post...

 

Big shoes to fill if he wants to go that route...  but I'm keen to see him try.

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Kane

I'm a bit sad that the old recipe is probably gone forever, corn be damned, I liked it a lot but missed my chances to buy a bottle of my own.

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LCWoody
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I think that WP has already done this..... Just Rye instead of bourbon. It could be good, will have to see. 

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