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Wife sent me on an ice cream run, and pulling out of the driveway I remembered about the WP10 store pick at DBH (per @smokinjoe) so I took the mile or so detour to pick one up. Kiddos are currently enjoying said ice cream, and I am thinking about a SBS with this and Little Book #2 tonight once they are asleep.

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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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3 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

Fabulous rye, this WTRB is.  The rye sizzle for the first 2/3 is eye popping. Then, a wonderful chewiness and breadiness that softens the pop on the end and giving it more balance, though the finish lingers seemingly forever.  This is the difference between this and standard WT rye to me.  Even at a lower proof, the standard WT rye unrelentingly peppers my palate from beginning to end.  And, I love that.  Especially, in cocktails.  But, the heaviness snd chewiness at the end of the Rare Breed makes it a better sipper for me.  

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Welp, guess I better go pour some.

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I went pig hunting today and bagged three 16 year olds.  Not bad for an afternoon.  I also finally broke down after my curiosity about the MM101 was killing me.  It’s still $10 more than MMCS everywhere I look in Atlanta but what the hell.

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Grabbed the Old Elk on a Black Friday sale at a $30 per bottle discount.  And since I won't be buying their Whistlepig 15 SB at $270, this 10 year at $80 should be a nice consolation.

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The nice Whistlepig pics reminded me I forgot to post that I picked up a good WP store pick that's 17 years old. I haven't opened mine yet but I got to sample it in the store and it's excellent.  

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After the Cornerstone I had a hankering for plain old WT 101 Rye.  This is the most recent bottling.  Younger and sweeter than the Cornerstone.  But still hitting the spot.

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On 11/28/2020 at 3:28 PM, bourbon-n00b said:

And since I won't be buying their Whistlepig 15 SB at $270, 

 

 

Oh c'mon.... 

some of your local friends want to taste that.

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The decorating is done, the tree is up and the presents are wrapped.  It is snowing today in KY so it feels like time to open a fresh AE rye, open a book and relax.

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49 minutes ago, JCwhammie said:

Today I picked up a bottle of WP Piggyback for $33 OTD. It's fantastic at that price. 

It’s pretty darn good at normal retail... can only imagine ?

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3 hours ago, JCwhammie said:

Today I picked up a bottle of WP Piggyback for $33 OTD. It's fantastic at that price. 

Probably, my biggest enjoyable surprise buy of 2020.  

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4 hours ago, 0895 said:

It’s pretty darn good at normal retail... can only imagine ?

 

1 hour ago, smokinjoe said:

Probably, my biggest enjoyable surprise buy of 2020.  

I agree with you both. When it first came out I remember I mostly read it was mediocre, which is why I didn't initially try it. Ill probably pick up another bottle while it's on sale. 

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21 minutes ago, The Black Tot said:

 

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That’s actually the face I make when I detect the rotten flesh in a funky Jamaican Rum!  I turn green, too!!  ?

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2 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

That’s actually the face I make when I detect the rotten flesh in a funky Jamaican Rum!  I turn green, too!!  ?

There it is!!!!! The rum funk!

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All this talk about KO batch #4, and other assorted and/or overpriced cat’s and dog’s got me to thinking...


After a long hiatus, I pulled a standard KC from the bunker and cracked it open a couple of weeks ago.  Amazingly, that sucker has since disappeared like a dove in a magic act!?
 

I readily admit that I’d forgotten how good this product is!  In fact, it’s so good that I now plan on bunkering up, while it’s still priced under $30!

 

Thankfully, readily available products of value and quality do still exist, even in this market.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Paddy said:

All this talk about KO batch #4, and other assorted and/or overpriced cat’s and dog’s got me to thinking...


After a long hiatus, I pulled a standard KC from the bunker and cracked it open a couple of weeks ago.  Amazingly, that sucker has since disappeared like a dove in a magic act!?
 

I readily admit that I’d forgotten how good this product is!  In fact, it’s so good that I now plan on bunkering up, while it’s still priced under $30!

 

Thankfully, readily available products of value and quality do still exist, even in this market.

 

 

I bunkered up on KC9 back before it lost the age statement and am still enjoying the benefits of that decision. 

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On 12/1/2020 at 8:36 PM, Paddy said:

All this talk about KO batch #4, and other assorted and/or overpriced cat’s and dog’s got me to thinking...


After a long hiatus, I pulled a standard KC from the bunker and cracked it open a couple of weeks ago.  Amazingly, that sucker has since disappeared like a dove in a magic act!?
 

I readily admit that I’d forgotten how good this product is!  In fact, it’s so good that I now plan on bunkering up, while it’s still priced under $30!

 

Thankfully, readily available products of value and quality do still exist, even in this market.

 

 

If you have not, give Old Overholt Bonded a try.

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On 12/2/2020 at 5:16 AM, flahute said:

I bunkered up on KC9 back before it lost the age statement and am still enjoying the benefits of that decision. 

I did this too. Great decision. 

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5 hours ago, PaulO said:

If you have not, give Old Overholt Bonded a try.

If I understand correctly there are 2 different bottling versions ( ? ).  If that's true do you know if one is supposed to be better than the other?

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1 hour ago, Kepler said:

If I understand correctly there are 2 different bottling versions ( ? ).  If that's true do you know if one is supposed to be better than the other?

What I know of are the 80 proof, and the bonded 100 proof OO.  The bonded is definitely my preference.  I also heard the bonded is NCF.

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7 minutes ago, PaulO said:

What I know of are the 80 proof, and the bonded 100 proof OO.  The bonded is definitely my preference.  I also heard the bonded is NCF.

Well I was thinking I read somewhere there were 2 versions of the bonded, but come to think of it, maybe  only referred to label design changes and not different distillate. I can't remember now. No worries. 

 

P.S. edit:  I just saw your comment about NCF. Perhaps they switched the bonded version from non-NCF to NCF. That would make sense and might be what I was thinking  of.

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New Riff just hit my county in MD. Picked up their SiB rye. Looking forward to cracking tonight.

 

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