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LCWoody

I reached back in the cabinet and pulled out a not that oldie but a real goody... I’m surprised this bottle is not empty, I love this rye..

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HoustonNit

That’s a pretty solid cabinet pull, cheers to you.

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HoustonNit

Maybe not sexy or exotic but this is such a solid pour.

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I was able to network a much needed transfer/promotion for one of our analysts at work. As a thank you after lunch we took a trip to TW and she told me to pick a bottle. I think she was a bit surprised I picked WT101.

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MM818

Second pour of this one. First pour didn’t do much for me. This one tonight is amazing. Oily goodness!

 

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Postal Grunt

I poured out the first 3 oz from a newly opened botlte of KCSiBR. Definitely had a good time drinking that down.

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HoustonNit
Second pour of this one. First pour didn’t do much for me. This one tonight is amazing. Oily goodness!
 
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Is this significantly better than the RRSB rye? I may need to make the splurge as I’m a big WT rye fan.

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MM818
3 minutes ago, HoustonNit said:

 


Is this significantly better than the RRSB rye? I may need to make the splurge as I’m a big WT rye fan.

 

I definitely had a little buyers remorse after the first pour. It’s better that RRSB. Is it $130 better? Probably. But I ration my honey bottles when I find em. So I’m good w the money spent now. 

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BigRich

I had a buddy over last night and we went about opening some squirreled away bottles. The only rye that can out was an older HWMWND from the good old Perkins days.

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marshall9779

Last night.
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LCWoody

I'm having a pour of Wilderness Trail Rye (store pick) 117p. Its 3y 11m old. Not bad for the age. Very rye forward for a 56% rye, almost like 4y MGP. I will get one again when I see a 5 year old. 
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0895

Enjoying some cornerstone tonight.

Really digging the sweet/spicy balance on this one, coupled with the delicate, lingering warmth it provides on the finish   It’s exactly what I was looking for on this cold evening.

Thick and oily, this is a whiskey you can really “chew” on.

 

 

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kcgumbohead

Another pour of the recently released (in GA) Dads Hat BIB. This is a kick ass rye I enjoyed from the first pour and it has continued to impress, nice spice, a balance of well developed and layered sweetness. This will be a staple in the rye section of the bunker. I guess I am digging the crafties as New Riff, Wilderness Trail and now Dads Hat have all become regulars now and going forward, Pikesville, Ritt and WP10 remain mainstays as well. So nice that there is such a variety of ryes out there to enjoy these days.

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Phil T
34 minutes ago, kcgumbohead said:

So nice that there is such a variety of ryes out there to enjoy these days.

Agreed! Not only for sipping, but for cocktails as well.

 

Prost!!   Phil

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BottledInBond

I bought a bottle of Ezra Brooks rye today. I’ve heard it isn’t very good, and is young MGP and a relatively low proof. But, I saw one on a clearance rack for $11 so at that price I figured I might as well try it just for fun, and then it’ll get mixed in cabin cocktails without much to regret 

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Kyjd75
On 1/15/2020 at 6:39 PM, LCWoody said:

I reached back in the cabinet and pulled out a not that oldie but a real goody... I’m surprised this bottle is not empty, I love this rye..

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Those SAOS ryes were great.  I was fortunate enough to acquire a dozen or so of those bottles when they were available.  Sadly (but enjoyably) they are now all gone.  But they were really, really good.

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MM818

In Chicago for work so have to stop by Binny’s for a store pick. 

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marshall9779

Finished this one off last night. Need to pick up another soon.
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Jazzhead

Feeling blue in Lower Merion, PA tonight as we recall our splendid native son.    Funny thing,  bourbon is  salve for this kind of sadness,  because it helps one drill down to the nitty gritty,  and feel deeply enough to detect  a whisper of the grand secret.  It is a damn fine day to be alive, which is the real meaning of the parting glass.    

 

A special rye fits the mood, and the jazz I'm playing (Houston Person).    I was in the State store this afternoon,  and they had a couple of bottles of Stoll & Wolfe Rye.   The S&W distillery in Lititz is producing now,  but this was distilled in Virginia by Dick Stoll,  who's the former master distiller at Michter's in Schaeferstown.   This is now a straight - my bottle says it's 45 months old -  and it is a sweet smash Kentucky-style rye, with I think 27% corn in the mashbill.    It's lovely,  with a dilly sweetness that I reminds me of the freshest possible Pennsylvania lager,  right from the tap at the brewery in anthracite country.    

 

If you like Peerless Rye,  you'll like this - and I think this is better because the balance is well-nye perfect.   Oily and sweet (like butterscotch)  with rye spice at the closing curtain.  

 

Too soon gone.   

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GaryT

Long @#$% day needed a brash pour - so went with the 2018 Knob Creek CS for the win.  Take that Tuesday!!

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Kane

WTF is wrong with my bottles, can't have a nice drink with the cork intact these days. Anyways, I improvised with a knife to pull out the piece in the neck and found a replacement. This is Act 5, hope one of the decent ones.

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Kepler

Whistlepig store pick.   Haven't gone back to this one for awhile and I'm tasting the dill.  Anyone know how to know which ones were the MGP liquid?  It doesn't mention Indiana on the bottle anywhere.  This one came from a large Texas chain (Spec's) and they don't have the barrel info readily available. I think I've had this one about one year.

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Oli77

I like this stuff! It's sweet upfront, has some nice flavors of vanilla and almonds maybe and lasts a long time in the mouth.

It is not the stuff made in lexington (it is just bottled in lexington). Is it mgp?

The stuff being made in lexington at the James Pepper Distillery is not that good. They started again in here doing bourbon 3 years ago I think. 20200126_113439.jpg

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Kane
19 hours ago, Kane said:

WTF is wrong with my bottles, can't have a nice drink with the cork intact these days. Anyways, I improvised with a knife to pull out the piece in the neck and found a replacement. This is Act 5, hope one of the decent ones.

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Second pour. I only had Act 2 waaay before, so that's my point of reference. This is still good and doesn't taste young. BUT there is loads more port than I remember. Not very balanced, and I wonder if that's a trick to mask the young rye. Still worth the money I paid. Any comparisons with the latest act would be appreciated.

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BottledInBond
18 hours ago, Kepler said:

Whistlepig store pick.   Haven't gone back to this one for awhile and I'm tasting the dill.  Anyone know how to know which ones were the MGP liquid?  It doesn't mention Indiana on the bottle anywhere.  This one came from a large Texas chain (Spec's) and they don't have the barrel info readily available. I think I've had this one about one year.

I know @Bbstout had emailed WP and had recurved confirmations on details of various barrels in the past. Although I think they stopped inquiring to those responses now which he may be able to confirm. But unless the employees who did the barrel pick are available to talk about it, their labels don’t offer any clues 

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