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The Black Tot
2 minutes ago, BusterChestnut said:

You have his email?

Haha, no. But the original Orphan Barrel releases were known for having crazy serial number variance. Nobody could figure out why they'd do it then, either.

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Kepler

I'm starting to waffle on this one a bit.  When it was announced I was all gung-ho but after reading some reviews from sources I trust (palates that have a history of being in sync with mine) I'm not so sure I'm a buyer at the high price of $175.  I'm going to have to hear more.  

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LCWoody

Well, as much as I was thinking this is probably going to be "whiskey of the year", back to old school turkey rye...…. No.

I've had mine open for 2 weeks now, and its ok, good at best. I have a WT 101 rye open from 2005 and it's quite a bit better. I know it's going to get better, but I didn't find anything special about this rye yet.  I still love my Turkey, but this to me didn't do this MK line up any good. 

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tanstaafl2
On 8/16/2019 at 9:16 PM, BusterChestnut said:

You have his email?

I believe it is

 

“wemakethissh*tup@Diageo.com” 

 

 💩

 

:o

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BottledInBond
18 hours ago, LCWoody said:

Well, as much as I was thinking this is probably going to be "whiskey of the year", back to old school turkey rye...…. No.

I've had mine open for 2 weeks now, and its ok, good at best. I have a WT 101 rye open from 2005 and it's quite a bit better. I know it's going to get better, but I didn't find anything special about this rye yet.  I still love my Turkey, but this to me didn't do this MK line up any good. 

Depressing 

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AndyD
On 8/19/2019 at 12:39 PM, BottledInBond said:

Depressing 

 

I’d love to do this one blind with rr and r101, but I do have all 3 and I can say now that cornerstone is one of the best ryes I’ve ever had.  Thick and oily and a finish that lasts a long time.  

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LCWoody
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On 8/18/2019 at 5:59 PM, LCWoody said:

Well, as much as I was thinking this is probably going to be "whiskey of the year", back to old school turkey rye...…. No.

I've had mine open for 2 weeks now, and its ok, good at best. I have a WT 101 rye open from 2005 and it's quite a bit better. I know it's going to get better, but I didn't find anything special about this rye yet.  I still love my Turkey, but this to me didn't do this MK line up any good. 

I want to clarify my statement, this is a really good pour. The older bottle, younger rye, is more rye forward. This Cornerstone rye is very bourbon forward. Kind of like KC rye or the old age stated Rittenhouse rye, even the old Willett ryes. They loose the spice, the Rye punch. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I was expecting more rye. This is a very good drink, but if you have rye on your mind when you drink it, it may not come across as rye. I hope this makes sense. 

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BusterChestnut
9 hours ago, LCWoody said:

I want to clarify my statement, this is a really good pour. The older bottle, younger rye, is more rye forward. This Cornerstone rye is very bourbon forward. Kind of like KC rye or the old age stated Rittenhouse rye, even the old Willett ryes. They loose the spice, the Rye punch. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but I was expecting more rye. This is a very good drink, but if you have rye on your mind when you drink it, it may not come across as rye. I hope this makes sense. 

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I’ve seen SBS reviews comparing WTCR to KO Batch 1 stating similar re: rye influence.

 

The only non-MGP ryes I’ve had from Willett were 20+ years and a different beast altogether. Those were typical KSRs of the Medley/CoK lineage to my limited knowledge. Still waiting on the house-distillate to age and not retail for $50/yr... that’s just insanely stupid to me.

 

I picked up a couple WTCRs knowing it was the oldest rye ever released by WT and that the RRSBR can be stellar. I will probably grab a couple more, although there is so much fantastic and readily-available rye out there like the aforementioned RRSBR, Pikesville, and can even find KOB1s if you look, that I won’t be too disappointed missing out on additional WTCRs.

 

Always appreciate reading honest reviews and feedback that isn’t slanted by the maddening of the crowd, which in the current climate limits me to a few sites and UGC (like we have here).

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jvd99

Has this landed in Illinois yet?  Haven’t seen any around here

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AndyD
On 9/1/2019 at 10:29 AM, jvd99 said:

Has this landed in Illinois yet?  Haven’t seen any around here

Yep.  I’ve seen a few shops in Chicago that have had them.  They seem to be selling fast though.  

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J Laphroaig
On 9/1/2019 at 10:29 AM, jvd99 said:

Has this landed in Illinois yet?  Haven’t seen any around here

It is definitely long gone from Binnys.  I got mine there about a month ago.  Unsure if there might be any later shipments.  Your best bet would probably be to search smaller local shops that don't get cleared as fast as Binnys does.

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