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On 4/11/2020 at 12:35 PM, Mattk said:

Tasting bottles in an aliterative manner. Redemption 10 year rye, rough rider big stick rye, and Rittenhouse BIB rye

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Interested about the redemption rye, local store has is for $90. Is it an awesome pour? I am very tempted and would appreciate anyone's advise. 

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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, Oli77 said:

Interested about the redemption rye, local store has is for $90. Is it an awesome pour? I am very tempted and would appreciate anyone's advise. 

If you like MGP rye this isn't a terrible price for 10yo BP rye in today's market. Seems like it is mid $80's to $100 around here as I recall.

 

I am not sure who is picking and blending their barrels (I don't think this is a single barrel, right?) but older MGP rye is pretty good in general so it would be hard to screw it up too badly and I don't see a lot of older MGP rye on the market anymore. I don't know that they have access to the quality barrels Smooth Amber managed to pick back in the day but my past experience with Redemption was pretty good. I haven't tried this particular release. 

 

But if you want to know if this is something you will like the only way is to try it for yourself! Maybe you can find it in a local bar first?

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3 hours ago, Oli77 said:

Interested about the redemption rye, local store has is for $90. Is it an awesome pour? I am very tempted and would appreciate anyone's advise. 


I’d love to get feedback on their rye as well.  I’m sure we’re overpaying with Redemption barrel proof expressions since it’s MGP sourced, but the bourbon & high rye bourbon is fantastic.  It’s not a deal by any means, but it’s def good stuff.  

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11 minutes ago, tanstaafl2 said:

But if you want to know if this is something you will like the only way is to try it for yourself! Maybe you can find it in a local bar first?

Just occurred to me that I had completely forgotten about quarantine! Oops.

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1 hour ago, tanstaafl2 said:

Just occurred to me that I had completely forgotten about quarantine! Oops.

Yep, can't do the bar, but the local liquor store has an open drive thru!... has the bottle in the store....need to try something new.... Thanks for the description of the product. I am a sucker for MGP ryes, at 10 years old, ...think I'm gonna bite.

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On 4/15/2020 at 9:06 AM, Oli77 said:

Interested about the redemption rye, local store has is for $90. Is it an awesome pour? I am very tempted and would appreciate anyone's advise. 

Yes, its a really good rye. I have one open now and find myself drinking it about 2 to 3 times a week. I also picked up about 4 for backups. :P
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On 4/15/2020 at 10:06 AM, Oli77 said:

Interested about the redemption rye, local store has is for $90. Is it an awesome pour? I am very tempted and would appreciate anyone's advise. 

I really like it. It was the best rye on the table by far. It really doesn't taste like what you would expect a mgp to. The dill is not present, but a mint note prevails, fading to allspice. Both the nose and finish are hot, but the sip is smooth as butter. I'll get another when this one is gone. But it doesn't make it to the top shelf.

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Not a big rye fan but recently I have been jonesing for a bottle of Whistlepig. Which one would this group recommend. 

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1 hour ago, StarSurfer55 said:

Not a big rye fan but recently I have been jonesing for a bottle of Whistlepig. Which one would this group recommend. 

Of any ever? Boss hog #2. Easily available but pricy? 15 year. Good enough and accessible? A 10 year barrel pick from mgp. But you have to find out from the store if that's what they have, wp has become less transparent in their replies to inquiry as of late. If you can find a hotchsteader's 16 it is an adl like wp but better treated.

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On 4/16/2020 at 7:55 PM, LCWoody said:

Yes, its a really good rye. I have one open now and find myself drinking it about 2 to 3 times a week. I also picked up about 4 for backups. :P
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Cheers to that.

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3 hours ago, StarSurfer55 said:

Not a big rye fan but recently I have been jonesing for a bottle of Whistlepig. Which one would this group recommend. 

If they are still out there, look for the 10yr single barrel store picks.

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13 hours ago, StarSurfer55 said:

Not a big rye fan but recently I have been jonesing for a bottle of Whistlepig. Which one would this group recommend. 

If you have not had it the standard 10yr 100p is a very nice pour. There are also minis of that standard version out there for just a few bucks if you want a taste without committing to a 750. A fun one if you can find the combo is a private selection AND the mini standard version for SBS tasting. 

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Having some Wilderness Trail Rye to start the night. This is a four year old store pick and the proof is 117. I think this will be a very good rye in another 2 to 3 years, it’s pretty damn good now. This bottle has a very unique lemonade taste. I’m sure I will be enjoying this over an ice ball this  summer. I’m enjoying it over an ice ball now. :D

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Cracked a copper fox tonight. It's my rye I go to when I want absolutely all the flavors at once.

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On 4/17/2020 at 8:42 PM, StarSurfer55 said:

Not a big rye fan but recently I have been jonesing for a bottle of Whistlepig. Which one would this group recommend. 

+1 for the good old standard 10. Store picks are awesome too, but there's something about that default expression.

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Had a pour of Michters Toasted Rye from a friend. My Lord, that was great... I believe I now know what bottles I will be chasing until I grab a couple... May tighten up the other buying for this specifically. 

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Enjoying a nice pour of a Big Red Liquors store select Smooth Ambler Old Scout, 8 Year Barrel Proof Rye.  120 proof.  I believe it is from 2014.  Nice MGP rye similar in profile to some of the older WFE sourced ryes.  Much more nuanced and less dill influence than younger MGP ryes.

 

 

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Finally pulled the trigger on a bottle of Whistlepig.  I appreciate the advice given by those on this thread.  Never been steered wrong by the bourbonites.   As I indicated, when I started back into bourbons, I was not a fan of the high rye bourbons as they rye spice seemed harsh to me.  As a consequence, i gravitated to the Wheaters and frankly,  the caramel/vanilla forward bourbons remain my favorites. I must say that this rye was surprising smooth and rounded.  I really enjoyed it a  great deal.  So thanks again, everyone.  

 

I also picked up a bottle of the botanist gin for our coronations (GIn and Tonic). I was using Bombay Sapphire for my G&Ts but The botanist was recommended to me by a friend.  This will be my new goto Gin for G&Ts.  I may still use Hendricks for my cucumber gimlets that we drink in the Summer.  I make my G&Ts using a half ounce of lime juice so they can be a bit "Limey" compared to the traditional recipe.

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THe coronotinis must be working, as I have avoided the coronavirus, malaria, and scurvy while under the state at home order.  ?

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16 hours ago, StarSurfer55 said:

Here is the Coronatini - A G&T served on a toilet paper square.

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Now that is funny right there!

I think I’m gonna surprise the wife with one tomorrow afternoon.

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Enjoying the front porch with some Whistle Pig Rye after mowing the lawn.  Just waiting for the rain on this 67 degree (F) day.

 

should probably trim that hedge... ?

 

 

 

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