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#251 Post by Scott Butler » February 16th, 2016, 4:40 pm

Found it...like it...really smooth. I like it neat but it will make great Manhattan's and Old Fashioned's.
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#252 Post by Scott Butler » February 16th, 2016, 4:41 pm

I wonder why posting a pic from a phone turns it sideways (fixed now)
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#253 Post by Dustin Buchko » July 31st, 2016, 8:33 pm

I will echo Scott, the new single barrel rye from Jack Daniel's is great stuff. Packed with flavor, vanilla & spices, in a smooth yet lingering style. Acceptable at the $50 tariff.

I also have a bottle of their single barrel proof whiskey on deck, though that will be hard to tame at 66.4%. [wow.gif]

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#254 Post by Scott Butler » August 7th, 2016, 4:49 pm

Glad you like it Dustin. I am ready for a new bottle myself.
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#255 Post by Joe Hauck » August 26th, 2016, 5:36 pm

Anyone tried any of the Redemption Barrel proof bottlings? I just picked up the 8yr. and have heard nothing but good things.
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#256 Post by Craig G » July 2nd, 2017, 11:35 pm

gene keenan wrote:CVS here in Nor Cal has had the Royal Crown Northern Harvest Rye for $22/bottle which is a pretty great deal in my opinion.
Safeway has it now for $20, or $17 if you buy two (mix and match with other CR and some other products, though not that many). This was in Los Gatos. I had been planning to try it so I bought two of them.
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#257 Post by Craig G » July 6th, 2017, 7:28 pm

Craig G wrote:
gene keenan wrote:CVS here in Nor Cal has had the Royal Crown Northern Harvest Rye for $22/bottle which is a pretty great deal in my opinion.
Safeway has it now for $20, or $17 if you buy two (mix and match with other CR and some other products, though not that many). This was in Los Gatos. I had been planning to try it so I bought two of them.
I wasn't that impressed with this neat, but it makes a great Old Fashioned.
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#258 Post by Scott Butler » November 3rd, 2017, 10:11 am

Just FYI in case you like it, the High West A Midwinter Nights Dram is hitting the shelves, great stuff. Very limited release, I found one for $84 and am very pleased.
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#259 Post by Joe Hauck » November 20th, 2017, 12:52 pm

Scott Butler wrote:Just FYI in case you like it, the High West A Midwinter Nights Dram is hitting the shelves, great stuff. Very limited release, I found one for $84 and am very pleased.
I was able to score a bottle this weekend. This is going much faster than I've seen in the past.
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#260 Post by Scott Butler » November 20th, 2017, 4:54 pm

Joe Hauck wrote:
Scott Butler wrote:Just FYI in case you like it, the High West A Midwinter Nights Dram is hitting the shelves, great stuff. Very limited release, I found one for $84 and am very pleased.
I was able to score a bottle this weekend. This is going much faster than I've seen in the past.
Yeh, the brown spirits are hot! I am thrilled to have some.
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#261 Post by Art R » December 8th, 2017, 9:44 am

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#262 Post by Mike Cohen » December 8th, 2017, 9:57 am

I like High West's Double Rye in a Manhattan (my go to cocktail) so when I saw High West's barrel aged and bottled Manhattan offering on the shelf I was curious. I know, I know...should stick to making my own cocktails, but my curiosity got the better of me and I made an impulse buy. Bad decision. Tasted medicinal and odd. C'est la vie. Still like the Double Rye quite a bit.

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#263 Post by Bill Buitenhuys » December 12th, 2017, 7:49 am

This stuff is pretty splendid. Citrus, creamy, lots of rye spice, and a lovely caramel, warmed orange finish.
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#264 Post by Kris Patten » December 12th, 2017, 8:41 pm

Just got a sample of Peerless Rye, anyone tried yet?
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#265 Post by fred o. » December 12th, 2017, 9:56 pm

Scott Butler wrote:Just FYI in case you like it, the High West A Midwinter Nights Dram is hitting the shelves, great stuff. Very limited release, I found one for $84 and am very pleased.
+1. this stuff sells out quick so I had to be alert to catch it on sale, but it was really enjoyable. a tad sweet/disjointed to me on initial pour, but had a lot of appeal all the same, and I'm looking forward to following the bottle.
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#266 Post by Mike Maguire » December 13th, 2017, 8:33 am

Bill Buitenhuys wrote:This stuff is pretty splendid. Citrus, creamy, lots of rye spice, and a lovely caramel, warmed orange finish.
Sounds great, found some locally for $150, good price?

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#267 Post by bweimer » December 15th, 2017, 7:29 pm

List is $130 I believe so it's not a bad price. I picked up 2 on the secondary market for about the same. I didn't expect to find any in California but I believe this is their first release available outside of Kentucky.
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#268 Post by Mike Maguire » December 15th, 2017, 7:52 pm

Thanks Bruce [cheers.gif]

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#269 Post by GMcCarthy » February 2nd, 2018, 12:45 pm

I was reminded today how much I need a time machine to go back to 2006. A friend of one of the owners at the brewery I work at walked in today with a bottle of LeNell's Red Hook Rye. I used to drink the various BMH aged ryes, but have never had anything over 20 years. Batch 2 of LeNell's is 24 yr Willett and clocks in at 132.8. By far and away the top rye I have ever tasted and most likely will ever taste.
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#270 Post by Jorge Henriquez » February 2nd, 2018, 12:52 pm

GMcCarthy wrote:I was reminded today how much I need a time machine to go back to 2006. A friend of one of the owners at the brewery I work at walked in today with a bottle of LeNell's Red Hook Rye. I used to drink the various BMH aged ryes, but have never had anything over 20 years. Batch 2 of LeNell's is 24 yr Willett and clocks in at 132.8. By far and away the top rye I have ever tasted and most likely will ever taste.
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#271 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » February 3rd, 2018, 12:42 pm

LeNell's was quite a place.

I did a search and saw an offer for the rye: $55,000!

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#272 Post by GMcCarthy » February 4th, 2018, 8:16 am

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:LeNell's was quite a place.

I did a search and saw an offer for the rye: $55,000!

What brewery do you work at?
Brent - I work at Other Half.
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#273 Post by Mike Cohen » February 4th, 2018, 10:26 am

GMcCarthy wrote:
Brent C l a y t o n wrote:LeNell's was quite a place.

I did a search and saw an offer for the rye: $55,000!

What brewery do you work at?
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#274 Post by john stimson » March 23rd, 2018, 8:06 pm

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

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... diana.html
This was really enlightening--we're all mostly drinking the same stuff doctored up in different ways. And a lot of it couched up with a far fetched marketing tale that stretches the truth fairly incredibly. I have to rethink what I'm looking at buying.

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#275 Post by john stimson » March 23rd, 2018, 8:08 pm

Actually, I like several of the brands that buy their stuff--i think I'll just look for the cheapest one that is selling the same stuff.

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#276 Post by Craig G » March 24th, 2018, 1:27 am

john stimson wrote:Actually, I like several of the brands that buy their stuff--i think I'll just look for the cheapest one that is selling the same stuff.
It looked like Bulleit and Redemption were two that are not only inexpensive but also transparent about what’s in the bottle.
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#277 Post by Scott Butler » March 26th, 2018, 12:16 pm

john stimson wrote:
Chris Kurzner wrote:I haven't read through the entire thread, so sorry if this has been posted already.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... diana.html
This was really enlightening--we're all mostly drinking the same stuff doctored up in different ways. And a lot of it couched up with a far fetched marketing tale that stretches the truth fairly incredibly. I have to rethink what I'm looking at buying.
Yeh, that was quite interesting. I love High West whiskies, so I guess I have no problem with it.
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#278 Post by Josh Grossman » March 26th, 2018, 3:18 pm

I've been using Old Maysville Rye to make my Sazeracs of recent. The malted rye is organic and comes from a field about 7 miles away from the still. It's only aged for four years right now--but they've only had the still going in the historic location for four years too, so this was the first to come out of their still with their historic spring water (it was distilled with help from Willet before). I'm really hoping that they start to put some age on these, as it's really great now.

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#279 Post by Mike Cohen » March 26th, 2018, 4:16 pm

john stimson wrote:
Chris Kurzner wrote:I haven't read through the entire thread, so sorry if this has been posted already.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2 ... diana.html
This was really enlightening--we're all mostly drinking the same stuff doctored up in different ways. And a lot of it couched up with a far fetched marketing tale that stretches the truth fairly incredibly. I have to rethink what I'm looking at buying.
This is fascinating. I knew that the story behind Whistle Pig, but didn't know that another favorite of mine, High West Double Rye came from this factory. I also like Rittenhouse for a cocktail. That said, Bulleit and Redemption are two of my least favorites. Both too sweet.

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#280 Post by EHeffner » March 27th, 2018, 7:34 pm

Bought a bottle of Kentucky owl. Didnt love it the first time. Had some more over the weekend, still not a fan. I think maybe rye isn’t for me. Now what to do with 3/4ths of a bottle..
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#281 Post by Kris Patten » March 27th, 2018, 9:25 pm

Make Sazerac's or Old Fashioned's. Or just do 2 oz Bourbon, 1 oz lime juice, 3 dashes bitters and top with Ginger beer over ice.
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#282 Post by Bob Kot » June 18th, 2018, 4:38 am

Absolutely love the added complexities the rye grain gives to the flavor profile of whiskey.

Some of my favorites:
• Michters Straight Rye – 10 years
• Sazerac – 18 and 6 years
• Knob Creek – well made for an inexpensive production rye

Try some of the IPAs using the rye grain, amazing!

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#283 Post by Gerry Morrisey » July 18th, 2018, 1:41 pm

Just saw the 2nd release of Kentucky Owl rye in NH. Big time pass for me after seeing the price jacked up to $200 a bottle. That's a ton of Pikesville!

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#284 Post by Scott Butler » July 27th, 2018, 11:39 am

Yep, $199 here in SC as well. I passed.
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#285 Post by JC J o u a s » July 28th, 2018, 7:15 pm

Cost was up $60 from the 1st release so there you have it in a nutshell, just another super premium bourbon brand looking to cash in on the craze.
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#286 Post by Bill Buitenhuys » August 3rd, 2018, 1:55 pm

Knob Creek 2009 Cask Str rye is pretty darned impressive.
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#287 Post by BLittle » October 8th, 2018, 2:14 pm

found at Total Wine High West's A Midwinter Night's Dram for $89+ limit one.
Cracked one, went back and bought another. Finished in port and french oak barrels.
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#288 Post by Mike Maguire » October 8th, 2018, 3:36 pm

Bill Buitenhuys wrote:
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Knob Creek 2009 Cask Str rye is pretty darned impressive.

A distiller friend gifted me a bottle of the cask strength rye that was part of a Canlis restaurant barrel.He has tried it
And said it had a real Carmel apple taste.

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#289 Post by RDHudak » October 8th, 2018, 5:27 pm

BLittle wrote:
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found at Total Wine High West's A Midwinter Night's Dram for $89+ limit one.
Cracked one, went back and bought another. Finished in port and french oak barrels.
I've always liked it and that's a great price.

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#290 Post by Scott Butler » October 12th, 2018, 10:10 am

I went to Park City for the Midwinter Night's Dram release party. Wow, that was fun! Drank a ton of High west product (shuttle van so no driving), and took home 2 bottles.
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#291 Post by Jay $$ Winton » October 12th, 2018, 7:41 pm

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#292 Post by Andrew Kotowski » October 20th, 2018, 11:47 am

Joe Hauck wrote:
November 20th, 2017, 12:52 pm
Scott Butler wrote:Just FYI in case you like it, the High West A Midwinter Nights Dram is hitting the shelves, great stuff. Very limited release, I found one for $84 and am very pleased.
I was able to score a bottle this weekend. This is going much faster than I've seen in the past.
Picked up one here in, WA. You got a deal :/
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#293 Post by ERPark » October 22nd, 2018, 1:06 pm

Dammit, wrong thread......
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#294 Post by John Ammons » October 29th, 2018, 3:41 pm

Even sourced locally in Kentucky by a friend, that 11 year Kentucky Owl Rye was $175 (he was pissed when I told him they jacked the price on him).

Maybe not the best deal, but I agree with Bill B that it's really good. Had it side by side last night with an EH Taylor Straight Rye and it blew the Taylor away. That said, I paid $63 for the Colonel.

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#295 Post by RDHudak » October 29th, 2018, 8:05 pm

Anyone coming across the High West Mid Winters on the shelves?

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#296 Post by Craig G » October 29th, 2018, 8:21 pm

For a mixing Rye around $30 or less, does anyone have better choices than Sazerac or Rittenhouse? I have been going through some others but nothing really jumps out. I prefer Sazerac in style. The one I have now is Russell’s Reserve Small Batch. It’s good but again, not sure I prefer it to Sazerac.

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#297 Post by Mike Maguire » October 29th, 2018, 10:23 pm

Pikesville is pretty solid, 1792 high rye is also quite good. Both around $50

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#298 Post by Chris.Martin » October 30th, 2018, 4:17 pm

Craig G wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 8:21 pm
For a mixing Rye around $30 or less, does anyone have better choices than Sazerac or Rittenhouse? I have been going through some others but nothing really jumps out. I prefer Sazerac in style. The one I have now is Russell’s Reserve Small Batch. It’s good but again, not sure I prefer it to Sazerac.

I like Rittenhouse but I felt it was more Bourbon-like than other Ryes.
For my Manhattans, I like Sazerac and Rittenhouse quite a bit as well. The other Rye that I go to is High West Double Rye. The price is similar to Sazerac, maybe a couple dollars more but definitely worth a try.

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#299 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » October 30th, 2018, 6:20 pm

Knob creek is about the best.

I think it’s funny that breaking bourbon recommends using handy lol

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#300 Post by Alan Rath » November 2nd, 2018, 11:22 pm

RDHudak wrote:
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Anyone coming across the High West Mid Winters on the shelves?
Bob, doesn't help you out there, but I just bought a bottle at my local Whole Foods, $85. Tried it tonight, it's better than last year's (which I never found, but managed to try just last week at a restaurant in Mendocino). But honestly, for the money, particularly at the higher prices it sells for, I'd rather have any number of Scotch Whisky bottles.
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