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What Rye Did You Purchase/Drinking (2019)

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lcpfratn
Picked up the JD Tennessee Tasters Rye based on the positive words above. Looking forward to it.
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I predict that you will like both of those bottles, and you’ll probably wish that you had picked up two of the ryes!
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marshall9779

Some local rye last night.
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Phil T

Picked this up a couple months ago, finally cracked it open.

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BMartin42

Pre trivia. Killing off those slow brain cells with Pikesville.

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GTStagg

Going in blind with EHT Rye vs High West Double Rye. Had to actually close my eyes and literally taste blind due to color difference. No contest, the High West tastes young and yeasty. It has the same taste that I do not care for that I find in many high rye bourbons that are not aged long enough. For me, age is very important in high rye bourbons or straight rye whiskeys. EHT has way more refined spice and herbal notes. Preferred the EHT Rye by a long shot.

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Obeezy1Kaneezy

Fantastic bottle so far. 

 

 

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Harry in WashDC

As I noted on the bottle commiseration page, I just finished off a Pikesville Rye 110.  I finished the last ounce or so while grilling salmon and zucchini.  As the zucchini wasn't done (ASIDE - this stuff grows to HUGE tubes; think little league BATS!!), I poured a couple ounces of OldFor Rye 100.

 

I could swear the OF Rye had some Woodford Reserve Cherry Bitters in it.  Anybody else get that when sipping OF Rye neat?

 

Whatever, I like them both.  The Pikesville is about double the price of the OF here.  Nevertheless, I shall continue to buy the Pikesville, to supplement my OF Rye stash, just because . . .

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JCwhammie
1 hour ago, Harry in WashDC said:

 

I could swear the OF Rye had some Woodford Reserve Cherry Bitters in it.  Anybody else get that when sipping OF Rye neat?

I just poured some, and I get some of what you're describing. 

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Harry in WashDC
23 minutes ago, JCwhammie said:

I just poured some, and I get some of what you're describing. 

It is NOT a bad thing, but it isa surprise.  It probably is why I like it for Manhattans  because I can cut down on the cherry syrup I dribble in when I put the cherries in.

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PaulO

I described it as cherry cola.

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JvW

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Well done Mr Forester...this is SOLID for $20.

 

 

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Kane

Just purchased and opened.

 

 

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Galvin0791
3 minutes ago, Kane said:

Just purchased and opened.

 

 

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I grabbed one of these the other day, but haven't opened it yet. Curious as to your thoughts on this??

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Kane
1 hour ago, Galvin0791 said:

I grabbed one of these the other day, but haven't opened it yet. Curious as to your thoughts on this??

Second pour and really enjoying how different it is compared to MGP and HH ryes. It resembles the standard KC rye. No pickle or sour rye bread here. Drinks like a very aggressive bourbon, it's quite sweet with typical flavors of caramel, cinnamon, and corn... but you can tell it's amped-up with something else. I can't help but think of dried chili peppers or maybe tabasco, there is some tasty heat. Surprisingly little oak for the purported 9yr age.

 

Not my favorite rye, but a good purchase.

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Galvin0791

@Kane, thanks so much for your notes! Sounds interesting!

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BMartin42

Grabbed a 4 year old Willet. Probably overpaid but haven’t seen it in my neck of the woods for eons. Hopefully as good as I remember.

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0895

Remember how vermouthy the early batches of YKY were?

 

I do. 

Finally decided to just bite the bullet and drink this batch two down.   I’ve looked at and moved it around the bunker long enough. 

Cutting it with some WFE 4y rye to knock the vermouth back about 20% and it’s much more tolerable. 

 

Cheers!

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Clueby
13 hours ago, 0895 said:

Remember how vermouthy the early batches of YKY were?

 

I do. 

Finally decided to just bite the bullet and drink this batch two down.   I’ve looked at and moved it around the bunker long enough. 

Cutting it with some WFE 4y rye to knock the vermouth back about 20% and it’s much more tolerable. 

 

Cheers!

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I'm still sitting on a Batch 8.  I bought 2 of them when it came out.  Immediately regretted it when I tried it.

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HoustonNit

This is really fantastic stuff, wish I bought a case. 13yr barrel strength MGP SB.

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tanstaafl2
On 9/10/2019 at 9:41 PM, 0895 said:

Remember how vermouthy the early batches of YKY were?

 

Remember it??? Hell, that was why I liked it!!! If only they were still as good.

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0895
50 minutes ago, tanstaafl2 said:

Remember it??? Hell, that was why I liked it!!! If only they were still as good.

Lid for every pot 

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Marekv8

Double Delta Club Whistlepig 15— my 4:30am tradition (when available). 

 

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