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Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:49 am

Nose: brown sugar, almonds and hazelnuts, maple syrup and undercooked pancakes(different area of the glass), piney
Palate: almond praline, vanilla, peanut oils, nutmeg, crushed mint, woody-fresh
Finish: long, rich, spicey

This is a fantastic whiskey. Generally I like bourbons more than rye whiskies. This is something to rival the best bourbons I've tried.
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Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:55 am

A little contrast here since rye is a component in many bourbons. Joshua Brooks 8.

This is actually a lot sweeter. Rye grains are much stronger than in the Sazerac but diminished in comparison to the other two. Vanilla is readily apparent. Good whiskey but nothing compared to the ryes I just tried. Very interesting how similar, yet different this one is to the rye whiskies.
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Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:02 am

PVW 20 had almost no rye flavor but the Jeffersons Presidential 17yo had some nice rye spice on the palate and finish.
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Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:06 am

I can actually taste the rye grains in the whiskey. I guess that comes from spending so much time as a ute out on the farm.
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Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:09 am

Ganga wrote:I can actually taste the rye grains in the whiskey. I guess that comes from spending so much time as a ute out on the farm.


I got some of that from the Ridgemont Resever 1792 but not many other bourbons.
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Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:11 am

Ridgemont Reserve, such fond memories. I recall that it has a stronger rye component than other bourbons.
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Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:13 am

Ganga wrote:Ridgemont Reserve, such fond memories. I recall that it has a stronger rye component than other bourbons.


I really need to grab another bottle as it is only $22 out here. A very nice whiskey at that price.
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Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:15 am

'Tis indeed. Well, I'm going to leave this section. Until tomorrow....
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Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Postby mikeymad » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:19 am

Good notes on some Rye Whiskey guys... I will have to dig around and see what I have to sample. I will add in notes tomorrow evening...

Cheers,
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Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:51 am

I am here. Hopefully some of you gents will show up and we can try some more rye whiskey.
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Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:40 am

S'tan and I are having the last of the Sazerac Rye 18. Both of us have brandy glasses.

brown sugars, molasses, ginger, barky, mixed spices.
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Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:04 am

Nice notes guys , unfortunately didn't bring my Van Winkles with me onto Islay , enjoy the rest of the Easter Week-end !
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Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:08 am

Certainly come back later with any rye whiskey you have G. Always good to see other perspectives.
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