Rye

BEERserkers and fans of spirits, come on in! Discussion about beer, spirits, liquor - anything beverage non-wine related
Message
Author
User avatar
Roberto Rogness
Posts: 18971
Joined: February 10th, 2009, 10:16 am
Location: Santa Monica, Rio de Janeiro

Rye

#101 Post by Roberto Rogness » October 22nd, 2013, 4:08 pm

Gene, do they still server the coffee at Tujague's in glass tumblers? Used to piss me off because you had two choices: burn your hands or drink luke warm coffee after it cooled down.
ITB Retail
É prohibido prohibir!

User avatar
S. Reynolds
Posts: 1465
Joined: December 4th, 2012, 12:47 pm

Rye

#102 Post by S. Reynolds » October 28th, 2013, 1:41 pm

Does anyone here drink the Tuthilltown Manhattan Rye? I have a feeling it's probably laughed at by "serious" rye drinkers, but I really like it a lot. My other rye is Rittenhouse.

And speaking of sazeracs, I've had a lot and in a lot of places, but I actually and surprisingly found Emeril's down in NOLA to make the best. It's really balanced and rounded in flavor and texture, and delicious. Not too sweet by any means as they seem to be at lesser bars.
S p e n c e r

User avatar
Brian G r a f s t r o m
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 17874
Joined: February 3rd, 2009, 12:54 am
Location: westside

Rye

#103 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » December 24th, 2013, 8:55 am

tried the Van Winkle 13 yesterday. thought it was excellent.
Los Angeles Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury

“All these characters spend their time explaining themselves, and happily recognizing that they hold the same opinions … how important they consider it to think the same things all together.” --- A.R.

CT handle: grafstrb

User avatar
Kris Patten
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 4031
Joined: February 1st, 2009, 6:25 pm
Location: Seattle

Rye

#104 Post by Kris Patten » February 7th, 2014, 10:24 pm

Finally had VW Rye 13, great. Seeing massive shortages with Saz 6 yr, and Rittenhouse 100.
ITB

Travis Fantz
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 624
Joined: June 26th, 2009, 3:13 pm
Location: Portland, OR

Rye

#105 Post by Travis Fantz » February 8th, 2014, 8:07 am

William.
I didn't know that there was a foreseen change in rittenhouse. Do you know a time line that different bottles will hit the shelves or if there will be a different label.
HS Math Teacher (old ITB)

bradkaplan
Contributor
Contributor
Posts: 479
Joined: September 8th, 2009, 6:30 pm

Rye

#106 Post by bradkaplan » February 8th, 2014, 9:58 am

Lot 40 Canadian rye whisky. 2012 release *which has recently hit much of US. Go get some. Super good, one of the most interesting ryes I've ever had. Here's a bit of info: http://spiritsjournal.klwines.com/klwin ... eeded.html

And a review/tasting notes: http://www.thirstysouth.com/2014/02/10/ ... ye-whisky/
www.ThirstySouth.com

User avatar
Kris Patten
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 4031
Joined: February 1st, 2009, 6:25 pm
Location: Seattle

Rye

#107 Post by Kris Patten » February 13th, 2014, 8:57 pm

Have you tried the 21 year Collingwood Rye? About $70.

http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/2013/1 ... od-21.html
ITB

User avatar
Jack Johnson
Posts: 298
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 7:04 am
Location: Santa Fe, NM

Rye

#108 Post by Jack Johnson » February 28th, 2014, 10:50 am

Enjoyed the Redemption Barrel Proof (121) rye in a Manhattan.
E. D. Jack Johnson, III

User avatar
Jorge Henriquez
Moderator
<dfn>Moderator</dfn>
Posts: 14100
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 12:11 pm
Location: Westchester County, NY

Rye

#109 Post by Jorge Henriquez » February 28th, 2014, 11:27 am

A good friend dropped this off at my desk yesterday.
image.jpg
image.jpg (17.29 KiB) Viewed 4175 times
flirtysmile
Cohort Numero Uno!
"I'm a bowl of excitement, bitch!" TMF 08/13/10

User avatar
Brian G r a f s t r o m
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 17874
Joined: February 3rd, 2009, 12:54 am
Location: westside

Rye

#110 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » March 1st, 2014, 7:20 pm

picture fail, Jorge.
Los Angeles Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury

“All these characters spend their time explaining themselves, and happily recognizing that they hold the same opinions … how important they consider it to think the same things all together.” --- A.R.

CT handle: grafstrb

User avatar
Scott Butler
Posts: 7512
Joined: January 28th, 2009, 9:32 am
Location: Greenville, SC

Rye

#111 Post by Scott Butler » April 9th, 2014, 10:59 am

I was in Nashville this weekend and was poured a glass of Angel's Envy Rye Whisky. Man, was that just absolutely delicious! I found a bottle to purchase, and am very pleased. It's not for the purists, because it is aged in Carribbean rum barrels - and that adds a (very delicious) flavor component.

Loved it!
WOTY:61 Chateau Verdignan

danupdike
Posts: 535
Joined: June 2nd, 2010, 2:41 pm
Location: NYS

Rye

#112 Post by danupdike » April 10th, 2014, 5:47 pm

Kris Patten wrote:Have you tried the 21 year Collingwood Rye? About $70.

http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/2013/1 ... od-21.html

+1000 [thumbs-up.gif]
ITB retail sales

Chris S p i k e s
Posts: 2747
Joined: February 12th, 2009, 10:48 pm

Rye

#113 Post by Chris S p i k e s » April 11th, 2014, 10:25 am

danupdike wrote:
Kris Patten wrote:Have you tried the 21 year Collingwood Rye? About $70.

http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/2013/1 ... od-21.html

+1000 [thumbs-up.gif]
Just grabbed a bottle here for $53. Looking forward to trying it. You guys mix it or neat?

User avatar
Nolan E
Posts: 2958
Joined: January 13th, 2011, 4:05 pm
Location: Willamette Valley

Rye

#114 Post by Nolan E » April 11th, 2014, 6:51 pm

danupdike wrote:
Kris Patten wrote:Have you tried the 21 year Collingwood Rye? About $70.

http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com/2013/1 ... od-21.html

+1000 [thumbs-up.gif]
No idea what you're implying here.
ITB
Nolan Ellis

danupdike
Posts: 535
Joined: June 2nd, 2010, 2:41 pm
Location: NYS

Rye

#115 Post by danupdike » April 13th, 2014, 9:59 am

Chris S p i k e s wrote:
Just grabbed a bottle here for $53. Looking forward to trying it. You guys mix it or neat?
One of the few I've enjoyed neat, no ice needed, it's that smooth.
ITB retail sales

User avatar
John Liotta
Posts: 4674
Joined: January 29th, 2009, 5:42 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA.

Rye

#116 Post by John Liotta » June 8th, 2014, 12:45 pm

More discussion of Rye is needed. Bumping this to the main page.
Past- ITB Wine
Present- ITB Beer

User avatar
Jack Johnson
Posts: 298
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 7:04 am
Location: Santa Fe, NM

Rye

#117 Post by Jack Johnson » June 8th, 2014, 3:32 pm

Enjoying the Wild Turkey 101 rye in Manhattans.
E. D. Jack Johnson, III

User avatar
David Kaufman
Posts: 841
Joined: January 17th, 2012, 6:32 pm
Location: Scottsdale & OC

Rye

#118 Post by David Kaufman » June 14th, 2014, 6:40 am

Picked up a bottle of Angel's Envy Rye on a recommendation from a friend. Finished in rum casks so the finish is pretty sweet. Even my wife loves this stuff. Pick up a bottle if you can find it (~$70)

User avatar
Roger Nellans
Posts: 1759
Joined: June 20th, 2009, 11:33 am
Location: Tucson, AZ

Rye

#119 Post by Roger Nellans » July 3rd, 2014, 4:13 pm

David Kaufman wrote:Picked up a bottle of Angel's Envy Rye on a recommendation from a friend. Finished in rum casks so the finish is pretty sweet. Even my wife loves this stuff. Pick up a bottle if you can find it (~$70)
Almost picked one up....although $79 here. Got a High West Rendezvous and Michter's rye instead. Both make a pretty good Manhattan....of course if one uses a Luxardo cherry [cheers.gif]
Roger Nellans

User avatar
Roger Nellans
Posts: 1759
Joined: June 20th, 2009, 11:33 am
Location: Tucson, AZ

Re: Rye

#120 Post by Roger Nellans » July 3rd, 2014, 4:20 pm

John Liotta wrote:Has anyone tried (or even seen) Pappy's Rye?
Yes, I've had it a couple of times...and really like it. In fact prefer it to rest of the Pappy line.
Roger Nellans

User avatar
Doug Ackerman
Posts: 463
Joined: December 6th, 2009, 9:16 pm
Location: Willamette Valley, OR

Rye

#121 Post by Doug Ackerman » July 4th, 2014, 3:36 pm

Drinking a lot of rye these days! Love making my Manhattans with decent rye.

Loved the previous release Wild Turkey Rye, 'baby' Sazerac ($32 in Oregon), Rittenhouse, and probably the best of all I've had lately is the Smooth Ambler 7 yr rye. The Smooth Ambler bourbon, however, not so good.

Need to get some Luxardo cherries.
https://www.redelectricwines.com/
Armstrong Vineyard
Newberg, OR

User avatar
Scott Butler
Posts: 7512
Joined: January 28th, 2009, 9:32 am
Location: Greenville, SC

Rye

#122 Post by Scott Butler » September 1st, 2014, 4:51 pm

Bought a bottle of Whistlepig Rye, first time with this. Just delicious! I still think the Angels Envy Rye is the best stuff in the marketplace right now, but there is room for both in my cabinet.

[drinkers.gif]
WOTY:61 Chateau Verdignan

User avatar
William Segui
BerserkerBusiness
BerserkerBusiness
Posts: 2578
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 12:36 pm

Rye

#123 Post by William Segui » September 2nd, 2014, 11:06 am

Scott Butler wrote:Bought a bottle of Whistlepig Rye, first time with this. Just delicious! I still think the Angels Envy Rye is the best stuff in the marketplace right now, but there is room for both in my cabinet.

[drinkers.gif]
Whistlepig is purchased Canadian rye. While they may make better barrel selections, I have yet to see it be appreciably better than the Jefferson Rye, which I believe to be of the same origin & much much cheaper.

User avatar
Brent C l a y t o n
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 5380
Joined: May 6th, 2009, 9:21 am
Location: Kew Gardens, NY

Rye

#124 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » September 3rd, 2014, 10:18 pm

Doug Ackerman wrote:Drinking a lot of rye these days! Love making my Manhattans with decent rye.
Loved the previous release Wild Turkey Rye, 'baby' Sazerac ($32 in Oregon), Rittenhouse, and probably the best of all I've had lately is the Smooth Ambler 7 yr rye. The Smooth Ambler bourbon, however, not so good.
Need to get some Luxardo cherries.
Love Smooth Ambler, an disagree on the Old Scout Bourbon. All the 10yr seems to be sold out. Wild Turkey 101 Rye is a sleeper.
‘Purveyor of Plonk’
Threadsinker
ITB Sales
IG@bigdaddyb420wine

User avatar
Scott Butler
Posts: 7512
Joined: January 28th, 2009, 9:32 am
Location: Greenville, SC

Rye

#125 Post by Scott Butler » September 4th, 2014, 10:53 am

William Segui wrote:
Scott Butler wrote:Bought a bottle of Whistlepig Rye, first time with this. Just delicious! I still think the Angels Envy Rye is the best stuff in the marketplace right now, but there is room for both in my cabinet.

[drinkers.gif]
Whistlepig is purchased Canadian rye. While they may make better barrel selections, I have yet to see it be appreciably better than the Jefferson Rye, which I believe to be of the same origin & much much cheaper.
Interesting, I've never seen Jefferson Rye. I'll have to seek it out!
WOTY:61 Chateau Verdignan

Michae1 P0wers
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3988
Joined: March 6th, 2010, 1:47 pm
Location: St. Louis

Rye

#126 Post by Michae1 P0wers » October 24th, 2014, 9:29 am

Anyone tried the new label Rittenhouse? Any batch numbers I should be looking for right now? Dark liquor season is coming.

User avatar
William Segui
BerserkerBusiness
BerserkerBusiness
Posts: 2578
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 12:36 pm

Rye

#127 Post by William Segui » October 24th, 2014, 1:33 pm

Michael Powers wrote:Anyone tried the new label Rittenhouse? Any batch numbers I should be looking for right now? Dark liquor season is coming.
The new label/old label -- so far as I can tell, the juice is the same. The only switch here was awhile back with the DSP. Even though the price keeps creeping up, still a steal and worth every penny, IMHO

Michae1 P0wers
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3988
Joined: March 6th, 2010, 1:47 pm
Location: St. Louis

Rye

#128 Post by Michae1 P0wers » October 24th, 2014, 2:14 pm

I'm still finishing my last bottle of the old batch, before the switch. Not likely to find anymore of that! I'm seeing it at about $22 locally, used to be $20. Still great.

Eric FW
Posts: 238
Joined: January 12th, 2012, 8:32 am
Location: Richmond, VA

Rye

#129 Post by Eric FW » October 30th, 2014, 12:33 pm

Rye.jpg
Rye.jpg (20.45 KiB) Viewed 3129 times
It cost 12 pounds and it was glorious. If you're ever in London, I can definitely recommend Pitt Cue Co for their Bourbon and Rye and Jackson + Rye for their Rye.
E ric W i s e
@PappyVanWise ITB

User avatar
JKim
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3359
Joined: February 15th, 2011, 12:18 pm
Location: Orange County

Rye

#130 Post by JKim » October 30th, 2014, 3:28 pm

Eric FW wrote:
Rye.jpg
It cost 12 pounds and it was glorious. If you're ever in London, I can definitely recommend Pitt Cue Co for their Bourbon and Rye and Jackson + Rye for their Rye.
Nice. At first I thought you scored a bottle and drank a boatload already cuz the Van Winkles hit VA this week.
Joe

User avatar
Jack Johnson
Posts: 298
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 7:04 am
Location: Santa Fe, NM

Rye

#131 Post by Jack Johnson » November 5th, 2014, 12:07 pm

This is delicious - neat or in a Manhattan.
Attachments
IMG_0928.JPG
IMG_0928.JPG (37.39 KiB) Viewed 3061 times
E. D. Jack Johnson, III

User avatar
dave kammerer
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 238
Joined: November 19th, 2009, 12:36 pm
Location: Geneva IL, Phoenix AZ

Rye

#132 Post by dave kammerer » November 7th, 2014, 5:52 am

I need to purchase a bottle of rye as a gift for a friend who likes rye. Binnys has the Bulleit 95 Straight Rye Whiskey - is this a decent bottle with good flavor?

Michae1 P0wers
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3988
Joined: March 6th, 2010, 1:47 pm
Location: St. Louis

Rye

#133 Post by Michae1 P0wers » November 7th, 2014, 7:15 am

It is fair but rather unexciting IMO. The problem with gifting Rye is that your choices will be rather limited in a way. Rittenhouse is awesome, but at $22 and with unspectacular packaging (which I'm fine with as a drinker) its not the giftiest bottle. Bulleit is fine, but like I said, rather unexciting. Slightly higher you get Templeton and Willet. The former is okay and might make a good gift, the latter I'm unfamiliar with at all. Then beyond that you get some much higher priced Ryes, up around $60 and higher, but that may well exceed the type of gift you are looking to give. Oh, forgot the straight Sazerac rye if you can find it, which is good and may be priced similarly to the Bulleit.

User avatar
JKim
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3359
Joined: February 15th, 2011, 12:18 pm
Location: Orange County

Rye

#134 Post by JKim » November 7th, 2014, 8:03 am

Baby Saz (Sazerac Rye) and EH Taylor is good for the money and easy to find. Willet's 7 y/o rye is good, but it's around $80. Michter's 10 y/o rye is polarizing, more for their marketing being a NDP, but good stuff albeit a bit overpriced at $100 and difficult to find, but it's around. I would be stoked to receive A Midwinter's Nights Dram that Jack posted above as a gift. At the hi end is Handy, Saz 18 and VWFRR, but those are impossible to find, but are statement gifts.
Joe

User avatar
dave kammerer
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 238
Joined: November 19th, 2009, 12:36 pm
Location: Geneva IL, Phoenix AZ

Rye

#135 Post by dave kammerer » November 7th, 2014, 12:30 pm

Found the Templeton Small Batch, thanks for the help.

User avatar
dave kammerer
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 238
Joined: November 19th, 2009, 12:36 pm
Location: Geneva IL, Phoenix AZ

Rye

#136 Post by dave kammerer » November 12th, 2014, 2:55 pm

Opened the Templeton before the NIU-Toledo game to prepare for the cold. Very smooth, no bite at all over rocks. Good flavor and I enjoyed it more than any bourbon tasted so far. I may buy a bottle for myself.

User avatar
Jack Johnson
Posts: 298
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 7:04 am
Location: Santa Fe, NM

Rye

#137 Post by Jack Johnson » November 16th, 2014, 1:51 pm

That High West Midwinters Night's Dram is a very interesting rye. It is advertised as "tasting like a Christmas pudding" and I even get that a little bit. I'm enjoying it in the colder weather. It is plentiful here and I'm assuming it is plentiful everywhere. I paid $75 a bottle. I heard it may be a one-off and I'll get a few more to stash away. I'd be very interested in what others find in this product.
E. D. Jack Johnson, III

User avatar
Jack Johnson
Posts: 298
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 7:04 am
Location: Santa Fe, NM

Rye

#138 Post by Jack Johnson » November 20th, 2014, 3:36 pm

A friend poured me a Lock Stock & Barrel rye last night. 13 years of age. 101.3 proof. Very nice sipping rye that's balanced with good spice and caramel flavors. Looking at the bottle it seems to suggest it's from PA but it's actually Canadian. He paid $100. Interesting but I'll pass on buying some.
E. D. Jack Johnson, III

Steve Ham
Posts: 48
Joined: April 30th, 2010, 2:36 pm

Rye

#139 Post by Steve Ham » December 2nd, 2014, 11:50 am

If you can track down the original release, you should. It's a really great rye!!!

bradkaplan wrote:Lot 40 Canadian rye whisky. 2012 release *which has recently hit much of US. Go get some. Super good, one of the most interesting ryes I've ever had. Here's a bit of info: http://spiritsjournal.klwines.com/klwin ... eeded.html

And a review/tasting notes: http://www.thirstysouth.com/2014/02/10/ ... ye-whisky/

User avatar
Chris Presutti
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 1734
Joined: January 27th, 2009, 7:38 pm
Location: Ohio

Rye

#140 Post by Chris Presutti » December 2nd, 2014, 2:27 pm

I bought a bottle of the Lot 40 Rye last month. It's very good. My only criticism is that it's a bit too sweet for me. The finish reminds me of butterscotch. I think my wife likes it more than I do so I can see it being kept in stock at home.

Chris Kurzner
Posts: 298
Joined: June 2nd, 2009, 8:44 pm
Location: Dallas, TX

Rye

#141 Post by Chris Kurzner » December 4th, 2014, 4:44 pm

I haven't read through the entire thread, so sorry if this has been posted already.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... diana.html

Michae1 P0wers
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3988
Joined: March 6th, 2010, 1:47 pm
Location: St. Louis

Rye

#142 Post by Michae1 P0wers » December 5th, 2014, 11:27 am

Thought long and hard about MWND yesterday, but ultimately passed. Now, will this go amongst bottles of Pappy 23 and the 4R 125th in my "man why did I do that?" moments? Only time will tell.

Also contemplated Lot 40 today and passed at $51. Did score a bottle of Forrester Birthday though.

F.Daner
Posts: 1847
Joined: June 7th, 2009, 4:48 am
Location: Tampa, Florida

Rye

#143 Post by F.Daner » December 8th, 2014, 4:21 pm

found this locally and will give it a shot. Going to try it blind against the Pig and PW
bradkaplan wrote:Lot 40 Canadian rye whisky. 2012 release *which has recently hit much of US. Go get some. Super good, one of the most interesting ryes I've ever had. Here's a bit of info: http://spiritsjournal.klwines.com/klwin ... eeded.html

And a review/tasting notes: http://www.thirstysouth.com/2014/02/10/ ... ye-whisky/
Fred

Michae1 P0wers
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3988
Joined: March 6th, 2010, 1:47 pm
Location: St. Louis

Rye

#144 Post by Michae1 P0wers » December 10th, 2014, 11:50 am

Bit on a bottle of Lot 40 today and looking forward to a glass after work. Was deciding between this and the Midwinter Night's Dram. We'll see if I chose wisely.

BTW, this says "2012 Release" are there more recent releases or is the distillery releasing the 2012 in batches?

TIA.

Travis D.
Posts: 359
Joined: January 23rd, 2013, 5:12 pm
Location: Houston

Rye

#145 Post by Travis D. » December 10th, 2014, 4:52 pm

Let us know what you think of the Lot 40. Almost picked up some today as well.

Anyone else seeing Willett 8 year rye pop up? Quickly scanning some google and wine-searcher results, looks like the 80 I paid for the couple I picked up was a decent price. Looking forward to a pour.
Travis D e d e k

Michae1 P0wers
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3988
Joined: March 6th, 2010, 1:47 pm
Location: St. Louis

Rye

#146 Post by Michae1 P0wers » December 11th, 2014, 11:01 am

Initial impression was nice but not worth the tariff. I'd be thrilled at $35, maybe $40, but at $52 I liked it but don't plan to rebuy. The caveat here being that sometimes a bottle improves when it has been open a while, so I will revisit and report. That said, it was quite nice and decently complex and my dinner guests very much enjoyed it.

Michae1 P0wers
GCC Member
GCC Member
Posts: 3988
Joined: March 6th, 2010, 1:47 pm
Location: St. Louis

Rye

#147 Post by Michae1 P0wers » December 13th, 2014, 7:58 am

Michael Powers wrote: BTW, this says "2012 Release" are there more recent releases or is the distillery releasing the 2012 in batches?

TIA.
Answered my own question when I saw the newer release today at another store. So in my market at least there are both 2012 release bottles (what I bought at $51ish) and a bottle without the "2012 release" statement for $48. I will revisit tonight to see if this improved IME since being opened.

User avatar
Jack Johnson
Posts: 298
Joined: June 6th, 2009, 7:04 am
Location: Santa Fe, NM

Rye

#148 Post by Jack Johnson » December 13th, 2014, 8:10 am

Opened a Thomas Handy Sazerac rye last night, from this year's BTAC release. Excellent. Someone told me it had been "downgraded" from previous releases but I didn't observe that. Will look for more.
E. D. Jack Johnson, III

User avatar
Nolan E
Posts: 2958
Joined: January 13th, 2011, 4:05 pm
Location: Willamette Valley

Rye

#149 Post by Nolan E » December 13th, 2014, 8:29 am

Had a pour of the Midwinter Nights Dram. Won't be looking for more.
ITB
Nolan Ellis

Travis D.
Posts: 359
Joined: January 23rd, 2013, 5:12 pm
Location: Houston

Rye

#150 Post by Travis D. » December 13th, 2014, 8:57 am

Really enjoyed the Willet FE 8 yr Rye I picked up the other day, killer nose. Glad to have a couple socked away. Recommended.
Travis D e d e k

Post Reply

Return to “Beer and Spirits”