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#151 Post by Michae1 P0wers » December 15th, 2014, 6:50 am

Revisited the Lot 40 and was much more impressed this time. If available for around $50 I think it's a good get. Again, this was the 2012 release, stated as such above and running perpendicular to the words "Lot 40"

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#152 Post by Jack Johnson » December 15th, 2014, 12:18 pm

Mark Gillespie posted a tasting note on the most recent WhiskyCast website/podcast. Interesting.

I sipped some Thomas Handy Sazerac rye from a 2012 batch. Excellent. This is a go-to for me.
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#153 Post by F.Daner » December 15th, 2014, 3:57 pm

Had the WP and WP Boss Hog over the wknd. I liked them both but thought the WP was not worth $89. The Boss Hog was great but also a lousy qpr.

I had the Old Van Winkle 10 yr Bourbon this weekend as well and would have rated it right next to the Boss Hog.
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#154 Post by Scott Butler » January 18th, 2015, 6:08 pm

Enjoying Prichards Rye Whisky tonight, one of the better rye's I've had....though Angels Envy still tops my list.
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#155 Post by John Liotta » January 19th, 2015, 1:29 pm

I like Prichard's but I find most of their stuff to be on the sweet side.
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#156 Post by Terence T-Bone Livingston » January 20th, 2015, 7:59 pm

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#157 Post by Terence T-Bone Livingston » January 20th, 2015, 7:59 pm

Scott Butler wrote:Enjoying Prichards Rye Whisky tonight, one of the better rye's I've had....though Angels Envy still tops my list.
Scott, had the Unforgiven the other day. One of the smoothest Rye's I've had, and I swore I would never drink Wild Turkey EVER again. Definitely a winner, esp. for beginners of Rye.
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#158 Post by Scott Butler » January 23rd, 2015, 7:04 am

Yes, good stuff, huh T-Bone? I just love the balance. Do you not drink Wild Turkey due to a specific reason, or just a preference thing?
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#159 Post by John Liotta » February 19th, 2015, 5:57 pm

Anyone ever had the Journeyman Ravenswood Rye out of Michigan?
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#160 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » February 26th, 2015, 6:17 pm

Actually John I tried this a couple of weeks ago. A company which doesn't have much of a spirits book picked it up here in NY. It's nice, has some bright spice elements, but it has that 'raw' taste like Hudson, Catskills, Few & others who are new to the market. For me it would be about a $45-50 retail based on their pricing, it's just hard to jump in on that when you can spend that for a well-aged rye from another source. I hear that they are trying to gradually extend the aging on their stuff, however, we will see how they improve.
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#161 Post by John Liotta » February 26th, 2015, 6:30 pm

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#162 Post by Dustin Buchko » February 26th, 2015, 10:37 pm

Just tried the new Woodford Reserve Rye, thought it was very good. Very smooth, loads of oak, spices, fruits. Lovely stuff. Should find it $35-$40, not sure why $10+ more than their Bourbon but ehh, good stuff.

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#163 Post by John Liotta » March 30th, 2015, 2:21 pm

Can't remember how, but I ended up with a bottle of Rye from these guys. Anyone ever tried it?

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#164 Post by John Liotta » March 30th, 2015, 7:30 pm

Here is a review from a friend (and lurker ;) ): "Reservoir is gross. Their Bourbon is a strong candidate for worst ever."

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#165 Post by Bruce Rudman » March 30th, 2015, 8:54 pm

Made a Sazerac cocktail tonight using Sazerac rye.

Probably the sugar, Absinthe and bitters contributed, but it was fabulous!
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#166 Post by Scott Butler » June 4th, 2015, 11:23 am

I am pretty stocked up on Rye right now, quite a happy guy. The current stockpile is:

Michter's US-1 Rye
Michter's Barrel Strength Rye
High West Double Rye
High West Rendezvous Rye - just bought it today
Whistlepig Rye
Town Branch Rye
2 bottles of Angel's Envy Rye

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#167 Post by John Liotta » July 10th, 2015, 5:24 am

I wonder why the Bourbon thread has so many more views than this one?
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#168 Post by Andrew Hall » July 10th, 2015, 5:39 am

John Liotta wrote:I wonder why the Bourbon thread has so many more views than this one?
Isn't is pretty proportional to the number of Bourbon in the market to the number of Rye? And given the number of new Bourbons (both new labels and new releases) that show up in the market, I would expect the gap to continue to grow.
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#169 Post by danupdike » July 10th, 2015, 11:07 am

Andrew Hall wrote:
John Liotta wrote:I wonder why the Bourbon thread has so many more views than this one?
Isn't is pretty proportional to the number of Bourbon in the market to the number of Rye? And given the number of new Bourbons (both new labels and new releases) that show up in the market, I would expect the gap to continue to grow.
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John Liotta wrote:I wonder why the Bourbon thread has so many more views than this one?
Isn't is pretty proportional to the number of Bourbon in the market to the number of Rye? And given the number of new Bourbons (both new labels and new releases) that show up in the market, I would expect the gap to continue to grow.
True. However there is a lot of rye out there on the market. I just find that most stores only carry a select few (like Overholt, Wild Turkey, or Beam).
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#170 Post by John Liotta » July 10th, 2015, 1:52 pm

Andrew Hall wrote:
John Liotta wrote:I wonder why the Bourbon thread has so many more views than this one?
Isn't is pretty proportional to the number of Bourbon in the market to the number of Rye? And given the number of new Bourbons (both new labels and new releases) that show up in the market, I would expect the gap to continue to grow.

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#171 Post by F.Daner » July 14th, 2015, 4:48 pm

Tonight Black Maple Hill Oregon Rye. I'd put this up against Pappy's 13 yr. Terrific and really smooth.
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#172 Post by Mike Cohen » July 14th, 2015, 7:12 pm

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:I tasted the Bulleit Rye 95pf last week. Very nice but I prefer Rittenhouse 100pf for less money.
Agreed. I use Rittenhouse for Manhattans. I bought a bottle of the Bulleit after I ran out of RH and the local store was out of RH. Bulleit is sweeter. Not what I'm looking for in a Manhattan.

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#173 Post by Kris Patten » July 17th, 2015, 8:03 pm

F.Daner wrote:Tonight Black Maple Hill Oregon Rye. I'd put this up against Pappy's 13 yr. Terrific and really smooth.

Seriously?? Love to se a TN you have for both. Haven't tasted a Rye that sniffs PVW 13. What does BMH cost?
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#174 Post by ericskitei » September 25th, 2015, 9:18 pm

I've been really into Rye lately and would like to know what the WB community enjoys so I can add some others to the collection. Looking to stay under $100.

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#175 Post by David Kaufman » September 25th, 2015, 9:26 pm

Angels Envy and Thomas Handy

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#176 Post by Daniel H » September 25th, 2015, 10:21 pm

What for? To drink neat, or in a cocktail? There are plenty of great Rye Whiskeys for under $30 if you are using them to make a Rye Manhattan or a Sazerac or a proper Old Fashioned. Try Bulleit, Rittenhouse, Redemption, Sazerac, or George Dickel.
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#178 Post by Adam Noble » September 26th, 2015, 10:20 am

Pumpernickel.

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#179 Post by Kris Patten » October 1st, 2015, 8:57 pm

Been sipping Woodford Rye lately. Solid liquid.

Had Heaven Hill's new Pikesville 6yr Rye on Wedensday, solid A-, high proof, age, spice overall a great rye, hope they can produce more and have solid stock. Made awesome Manhattan with Carpano and great Old Fashioned.

Heaven Hill will have some serious Rye stocks coming online soon, exciting to hear.
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#180 Post by Scott Butler » October 2nd, 2015, 10:34 am

Kris Patten wrote:Been sipping Woodford Rye lately. Solid liquid.

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#181 Post by jdietz » October 2nd, 2015, 9:38 pm

Certainly the best sipping whiskey I can remember tasting is a barrel-select Rye bottled for The Mixing Glass (https://themixingglass.lightspeedwebstore.com) that I picked up last week.

Notes of coffee and caramel, it is super smooth, with minimum dilution, despite being bottled at barrel proof. Terrific stuff.
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#182 Post by Tim Thomas » October 18th, 2015, 2:04 pm

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#183 Post by Scott Butler » October 19th, 2015, 5:36 am

Angel's Envy is my favorite.
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#184 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » October 19th, 2015, 12:11 pm

Tim Thomas wrote:Whistle Pig.
This. It's *really* good.
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#185 Post by Alan Eden » October 24th, 2015, 10:35 pm

Sazerac rye itself is awesome for $30 if you can find it
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#186 Post by ericskitei » October 30th, 2015, 11:37 am

Much appreciated.

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#187 Post by John Osburn » October 30th, 2015, 12:51 pm

Stein Rye. Partly because they grow their own grain, distill it, and bottle it. It is also quite different than many ryes - there is no sweet taste, it is a cleaner, more cereal flavor. I imagine that's partly because it is quite young.

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#188 Post by Paul Miller » October 30th, 2015, 12:55 pm

Alan Eden wrote:Sazerac rye itself is awesome for $30 if you can find it
This.

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#189 Post by Michae1 P0wers » November 4th, 2015, 8:08 am

Rittenhouse or Sazerac. The Lot 40 Rye is pretty good, but at $40+ it's hard to say if its worth it. It is good though, and sweeter than most ryes.

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#190 Post by John Liotta » November 4th, 2015, 5:03 pm

Not to beat a dead horse, but there are pages and pages of stuff here: http://www.wineberserkers.com/forum/vie ... ye&start=0
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#191 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » November 4th, 2015, 5:25 pm

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#192 Post by Andrew Breskin » November 4th, 2015, 7:18 pm

John Osburn wrote:Stein Rye. Partly because they grow their own grain, distill it, and bottle it. It is also quite different than many ryes - there is no sweet taste, it is a cleaner, more cereal flavor. I imagine that's partly because it is quite young.
Is this the Oregon one that was the source behind last year's Black Maple Hill release?

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#193 Post by John Osburn » November 5th, 2015, 1:21 pm

Their bourbon was, I believe. Actually haven't tried the bourbon.

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#194 Post by WilliamW » November 5th, 2015, 10:15 pm

Alan Eden wrote:Sazerac rye itself is awesome for $30 if you can find it
This. Great QPR.
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#195 Post by Michae1 P0wers » November 6th, 2015, 6:49 am

I've recently seen and been intrigued by the Old Scout 7 year rye. I like very much the 10 year private barrel selection of Old Scout, which is rye-heavy, so I'd think that their 7 year rye would be excellent.

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#196 Post by Jorge Henriquez » November 6th, 2015, 6:55 am

Made a Manhattan last night. Used Rittenhouse. Delicious.......honestly don't see the need to spend much more on Rye than what one spends on Rittenhouse.
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#197 Post by Alan Eden » November 7th, 2015, 8:51 am

Had the Willetts 2 year rye last night

Excellent, powerful mouth filling flavours and body. Not for the faint of heart but for those that like a big bold rye this one works really well and although it is bold its amazing smooth for 2 years old
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#198 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » November 7th, 2015, 1:34 pm

Jorge Henriquez wrote:Made a Manhattan last night. Used Rittenhouse. Delicious.......honestly don't see the need to spend much more on Rye than what one spends on Rittenhouse.
For a Manhattan, I couldn't agree more.
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#199 Post by Kris Patten » November 7th, 2015, 9:48 pm

Sure I said it before, but don't miss Heaven Hills new Pikesville 6yr Rye.
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#200 Post by ericskitei » December 3rd, 2015, 10:49 pm

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