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I vaguely remember Beechnut gum, but I don't think I ever tried it. Beechnut chewing tobacco was pretty good, though.

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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..

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

Just checking in to say hello, enjoying a pour of DSP354 Rittenhouse that tastes simply magical at the moment. 

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13 hours ago, JCwhammie said:

This one has nice color for being only 15 months old. It is a strange whiskey. Theres some candy on the nose, and theres certainly some oak influence. I like the spice on the palate. The copper penny thing is a bit dominant, though. 

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It's definitely a bit of a dessert pour. But I too am amazed at just how much flavor they can get from such a young product down there in texas.

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3 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

And Clark’s Teaberry gum!  ?

Man did I love that Teaberry gum as a kid.

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This was the extremes of the rye world tasting btw. Many were in fact non straight ryes.

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I received calls from 2 friends last weekend asking if I wanted these at MSRP. The whiskey gods shined down upon me. I picked them both up today.

 

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4 hours ago, Mattk said:

This was the extremes of the rye world tasting btw. Many were in fact non straight ryes.

Indeed! That “Walgreens rye” on the right was probably very extreme! ?

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6 hours ago, tanstaafl2 said:

Indeed! That “Walgreens rye” on the right was probably very extreme! ?

It had the thickest mouthfeel of them all.

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Small pour of WP Boss Hog V while relaxing after a busy day at work and a hot run afterward. One of my favorite pours. 

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14 hours ago, Mattk said:

It had the thickest mouthfeel of them all.

Careful with the isopropyl alcohol, that’s not how blind tasting works. 

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Took about $100 hit on this one. 3 year mgp finished in toasted barrels. Sounds ok. The toasted note does show slightly on the nose. But lacks in the pallet and finish the way michters toasted has. I'd say it's a solid $40 bottle. Glad I tried one. The barrel proof rye is better.

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On 7/12/2020 at 4:39 PM, Mattk said:

Many of them, yesterday's social distancing rye tasting.IMG_20200711_184053.thumb.jpg.7676a32342e0ec782330f33e12ed9d74.jpg

How did that hand sanitizer taste?  I haven't found one yet that I like neat.  With a little Sprite, though, and a few cubes, it's not too bad.

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41 minutes ago, Harry in WashDC said:

How did that hand sanitizer taste?  I haven't found one yet that I like neat.  With a little Sprite, though, and a few cubes, it's not too bad.

I take mine neat with a frozen charcoal piece and fresh mint in an old fashioned glass

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This one is really good though. A poor man's thh. Notes of juicy fruit gum and not much more. 120 something. Not old enough to be straight. But I look forward to stuff in the future. At the moment a solid pour and I go out of my way to make sure I always have one open. Even though it's $70+

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2 minutes ago, Mattk said:

This one is really good though. A poor man's thh. Notes of juicy fruit gum and not much more. 120 something. Not old enough to be straight. But I look forward to stuff in the future. At the moment a solid pour and I go out of my way to make sure I always have one open. Even though it's $70+

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A poor man’s THH?  As in TH Handy??  From your notes, I can only ask how can these compare??

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56 minutes ago, Mattk said:

This one is really good though. A poor man's thh.   Even though it's $70+

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Ive tried it.

Ill spend the extra $30 and get the Handy every single time.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Harry in WashDC said:

How did that hand sanitizer taste?  I haven't found one yet that I like neat.  With a little Sprite, though, and a few cubes, it's not too bad.

You old timers will drink anything... ?

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14 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

A poor man’s THH?  As in TH Handy??  From your notes, I can only ask how can these compare??

Yeah it may be a bit of hyperbole, but I do find that is has a very similar chewing gum note that follows the high proof punch at the start of each sip.

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I guess instead of a confusing reference to such a revered product I should have been focusing more on the note I was finding similar. I really like that juicy fruit gum note. I have found it in so few bottles. However I find myself able to ask the experts. What I should have said, I realize, is has anyone found that alcohol burn to chewing gum note in any other bottles? I may have enjoyed it a bit too much last night.

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For fRyeday I received an email that WTRB Rye had landed in GA and one was waiting for me. The flock has now increased by 1. Twas a good day as I have been waiting for this one for a good long time. This may very well wrap up the 2020 purchases as I return to my zen state. 
Soon to be addressed in the what did I open/drink thread/s.

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Started with some HWMWND (a SBS with Act 7 & Act 4; pretty damn similar which is encouraging).  Moved onto a Whistlepig 10yr private selection that is knocking it out of the park.

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1 hour ago, kcgumbohead said:

For fRyeday I received an email that WTRB Rye had landed in GA and one was waiting for me. The flock has now increased by 1. Twas a good day as I have been waiting for this one for a good long time. This may very well wrap up the 2020 purchases as I return to my zen state. 
Soon to be addressed in the what did I open/drink thread/s

I'm awaiting it's arrival in MD with drooling lips. Please give me tasting notes as I might ruin my pants soon.

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