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15 hours ago, Skinsfan1311 said:

I love Elijah Craig.   I did not love this, which is strange because , from what I've read, it shares the same mashbill as Rittenhouse and Pikesville ryes.    It's a little too sweet for my taste buds.   

 

 

I'll agree that it's not anywhere near as good as pikesville.

I liked the EC rye because it was a bit different, but I won't be chasing any more down unless I happened to find myself out east again someday.  I'm glad I got to try it and enjoyed drinking one bottle of it.

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We are still cleaning up from Hurricane Laura (just some stuff we haven’t gotten to yet). I was in my shop and came across a wine box that was heavy, damn the luck, it has 5 Rittenhouse BiB Ryes (KY35

This showed up today, thanks to an eastern connection. Super excited about it!    

My first experience with this one. Both the wife and I commented that the rye was much sweeter than we expected. Lots of orange and citrus notes with some subtle baking spices. Of course, the wife wen

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So my favorite manager is leaving for greener pastures. And is a bit of a whiskey guy. I figure this counts as a special occasion, so I went to the bunker. Tomorrow I intend to share this with my dude and anyone else he wants to have a sip with, then the rest goes home with him. I figure we don't have a what almost rye did you gift forum, so I'll just put this here.

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Kentucky Owl: Batch 3. It's good and all but I feel like I can find a just as cool rye for half the price... or cheaper

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This latest russell's reserve sib rye is super off profile to me. It still has some characteristics of what I'd expect from them but is almost overwhelmingly oaky. A splash of water makes it visibly fracture, and helps it open up a lot. Ultimately though if this was a blind pour, I'd think it was something ultra aged. I guess a non age stated sib bottle can have an older barrel find it's way in but this one is bordering on the edge of rediculous.

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I recently rocked a bottle of Big Red Rossville Union Rye.  Picked up another today.  Big Red recently started clearly out some of their store picks of Rossville Union Rye for $24.99.  It is MGP 4-6 years old with different blends - sweet, spicy, and savory.  I have found the sweet which is 51/49 compared to the standard MGP 95/5 to be stellar.  It is like a high rye bourbon, sweet yet spicy.  For whatever reason, these "closeout" bottles are lingering on the shelf.  I will grab another bottle or two.  They scratch the bourbon and rye itch at the same time.

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Old Forester 100 rye.  Maybe the most balanced and complex American whiskey out there for under 25 dollars a bottle.

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I didn't set out to pour such a variety of rye whiskies tonight but the progression just seemed natural. Next up is a private barrel pick Whistlepig 15 year and dare I say yes it's a solid step up from even the Kentucky Owl rye, at least tonight.  Of course the WP15 is finished, so not a straight up fight.  But still.  Just an incredible rye whiskey, from the nose all the way through to the long finish.

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9 minutes ago, Kepler said:

I didn't set out to pour such a variety of rye whiskies tonight but the progression just seemed natural. 

Understood K. Same here with bourbons. You start out with a pour, then one thing leads to another. Pretty soon you’re climbing the proverbial ladder. 🥴

 

Biba! Joe

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On 3/31/2021 at 8:37 PM, LvR Mike said:

Kentucky Owl: Batch 3. It's good and all but I feel like I can find a just as cool rye for half the price... or cheaper

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I really liked #3.  I had it at a tasting and found myself carrying around the empty glass just sniffing on it all night.

I bought one bottle and enjoyed the heck out of it.

Yeah, it's expensive.

But it sure was good too.

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13 minutes ago, fishnbowljoe said:

Understood K. Same here with bourbons. You start out with a pour, then one thing leads to another. Pretty soon you’re climbing the proverbial ladder. 🥴

 

Biba! Joe

It sure is fun climbing the ladder. 😉

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So despite telling myself I wasn't going to buy anything this weekend... What can I say. I really like the stuff. I'll probably go back for more when the budget replenishes. Hope there are still some on the shelves. I am super glad that a second wave of the 11 year hit. I was down to only a couple.

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30 minutes ago, Mattk said:

So despite telling myself I wasn't going to buy anything this weekend... What can I say. I really like the stuff. I'll probably go back for more when the budget replenishes. Hope there are still some on the shelves. I am super glad that a second wave of the 11 year hit. I was down to only a couple.

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on my way over...

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19 minutes ago, 0895 said:


on my way over...

😁🥃

Anytime my friend

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On 4/3/2021 at 1:12 AM, 0895 said:

 

 

I really liked #3.  I had it at a tasting and found myself carrying around the empty glass just sniffing on it all night.

I bought one bottle and enjoyed the heck out of it.

Yeah, it's expensive.

But it sure was good too.

There's nothing wrong with it and if I was with someone that's iffy on Rye's, I would pour them this and watch their delight. But I don't see myself going out to hunt another one down until after it's gone.

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On 4/2/2021 at 10:47 PM, Kepler said:

Old Forester 100 rye.  Maybe the most balanced and complex American whiskey out there for under 25 dollars a bottle.

This is one of our favorites, especially at that price point.  The OF 100 bourbon is a great bargain too.

 

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I picked up 2 ryes yesterday. A Whistlepig PS just shy of 110 proof, but the real gem though was the second bottle. A 750 of WT 101 rye for $23! Yahtzee!

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Like, I never do this, but decided to start with a rye today.  

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3 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

Like, I never do this, but decided to start with a rye today.  

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Rye not?  Haven’t tried that one yet. How is it?

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10 hours ago, Radioyada said:

Rye not?  Haven’t tried that one yet. How is it?

Rye not, exactly!  😁. It’s nice.  In the range of flavor styles of rye, this is squarely in the pepper spicy category.   Similar to what I get in WT ryes.  No baking spiciness and just a touch of mint.  While a nice change up while drunk* neat, I really like these KC ryes in cocktails as they firmly hold their ground when jumbled with the other fixins’.  
 

*drunk or drank?  15 minutes looking it up, and I’m still not sure...This is almost as bad as affect and effect...🤪

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15 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

Like, I never do this, but decided to start with a rye today.  

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Joe, if you like this try Old Overholt Bonded too. 👍

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Maybe I just haven't been paying attention but I saw a WT101 Rye in 750 ml size for the first time since they brought back the 101 in Liter size only a few years ago.  The price was excellent so I went ahead and picked it up. 

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On 4/7/2021 at 3:02 PM, CUfan99 said:

I picked up 2 ryes yesterday. A Whistlepig PS just shy of 110 proof, but the real gem though was the second bottle. A 750 of WT 101 rye for $23! Yahtzee!

Just saw your 101 750ml pickup.  Me too. Ok so they are out there.  Same price I paid! 👍 🦃

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Had a small pour of WT Rye SiB. This bottle is just right for me.  Nearing the end of the bottle, wish I had another from the same barrel. 

 

Cheers. 

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