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Try a Rye

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Try a Rye

Wild Turkey
5
38%
Jim Beam
1
8%
Rittenhouse
0
No votes
Rittenhouse 100 Proof
4
31%
Old Potrero 18th Cent.
1
8%
Old Potrero 19th Cent
2
15%
 
Total votes : 13

Try a Rye

Postby ScotchPalate » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:43 pm

These are the Ryes that are available in my area. Otherwise, I think I'd try a Sazerac or Van Winkle Rye.
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Postby les taylor » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:47 pm

I haven't tried all those rye's however I was so impressed with Sazerac Rye that we tried at Whisky live that I bought a bottle.


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Postby killerwhale » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:27 am

not sure, though if it's possible, get your local store to order something in, that way you can try something you really want....
if you can't get anything ordered, I'd go to a pub and have a few .... then choose a bottle if you like one enough :)
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Postby Frodo » Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:12 pm

The only one of these I have tried is the Rittenhouse 100 proof. Excellent and expressive whisky, and well thought of on Straightbourbon.com...
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Postby bamber » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:00 pm

I've only had a 90 proof version of the Old Potrero, otherwise I've had the others. WT for me then the 100 proof Rittenhouse.
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Postby ScotchPalate » Wed Apr 11, 2007 4:05 pm

Hey Les,
Which Sazerac did you try? The ageless expression? The six year? The much talked about and well-respected 18 year?

SP
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Postby Jon Barleycorn » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:24 am

I just bought a Sazerac from a local shop that I quite enjoy. There's no mention of age - is that the 6 year old?
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Postby Badmonkey » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:08 am

I own both of the Old Portrero's, but I have yet to open them. I love the Rittenhouse 100 proof. The Jim Beam is cheap and delicious. What is your budget?
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Postby Aidan » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:43 am

The Old Portraros are very different to the other ryes, of course. You could say that they're in a different category alltogether. I found them great.
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:04 am

As do I! I don't know which version I tried (Jonathan will know) but it was youthful and great!
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Postby les taylor » Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:11 am

ScotchPalate wrote:Hey Les,
Which Sazerac did you try? The ageless expression? The six year? The much talked about and well-respected 18 year?

SP


Hi Scotch Palate there is no age on the bottle. But the website said it was an 8 year old. Its 45% ( 90 proof ) which I have to say is excellent.


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Postby Drrich1965 » Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:34 pm

My choice and my narrative.....

81 Rye Wild Turkey Rye (50.5%, OB, circa 2006). December 20th, 2006. Brought this bottle to a dinner with friends, and gave it as a gift. Marcia and Andy, great people! So, since I had it at someone else's house, I did not make notes. Yet, I really like this whisky a lot. I think I am starting to really "get" American whisky, and certainly enjoy rye a good deal. Tons of peach, spicy rye, and butterscotch on the palate, just yum. More full bodied than the Jim Beam Rye. Bigger, complex. Very good stuff, and for the price ($18), forget about it.
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Postby ScotchPalate » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:22 am

Can't wait to try one
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