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Discussion in 'Other Beverages' started by Beersnake1, Oct 16, 2019.
Nice! I have only seen the 1920 around here.
Toss up between the two for me. Depends on the day. 1910 is so much smoother.
Currently, like now, drinking this one part Glenfiddich 12 to seven part Monkey Shoulder blend...
I found this bottle a little young for drinking straight, so I took some advice from Ralfy.com and added back an aged version of one of the component malts. I should have mixed it in a separate bottle to do a three way taste. Hindsight. This bottle is drinking nicely tonight at any rate. Cheers!
It seems like we consolidated into one thread for all whisk(e)y when this part of the Forums returned. Do we want to restart the multiple threads for each style?
I just killed a bottle of good Texas bourbon, so at least for this post I'm whiskey compliant :
I thought we were missing one of us. Glad you're back @WesMantooth!
Good evening, all! It's been a while since I've been able to kick back with a wee dram, so let's make it a good one: Elijah Craig Small Batch. Cheers!
I sipped just a dash of this one:
... to prepare for opening this one:
One of you good BAs gave me a rye whiskey shopping list back in April-May when the original "Other Beverages" forum was going. Maybe @jkblr? I owe a big thanks. I snagged this Rittenhouse BIB over the Russel's Reserve and Pikesville to save some pennies this round, and wow! For $25 it's about as good a neck pour as I've run across.
25 bucks? Dang, I'll have to look for it. I love rye!
No! Having multiple threads makes no sense - just like having different threads for different kinds of beers. I drink rye, scotch, and bourbon. Let's keep it simple.
Sounds good to me. My whisk(e)y shelf right now is going five-wide into turn 1 with Scotch (single malt only), Irish, bourbon, rye and corn. I'm cool with keeping it all in here. Even the Canadians.
Sounds good to me. My whisk(e)y shelf i
It's truly good.
And frankly that Wild Turkey 101 is so high in rye, you might give it a try when trying to save pennies (if you haven't already; I paid $19.99 for my bottle FWIW). In fact, I wonder if the Turkey 101 isn't 51% corn and 49% rye — it's seriously spicy and full of rye .whatever the mash bill.
Wasn't me. I normally buy 90+ % high rye mash stuff. I've seen that Rittenhouse BIB listed on a lot of best rye lists, and often not in context of price. I need to buy a bottle soon that isn't sourced from MGP, so maybe I'll give it a try as well.
@dcotom maybe? Damn ... I should write these things down. Somebody very cool gave me a list of ryes to try that included Dickel, Rittenhouse, Russel's Reserve and Pikesville. Fortunately, I *did* write down the whiskey names, and so far that rye list is a solid 2-for-2 with at least a stand-up double on the Rittenhouse.
If you do buy the Rittenhouse BIB, let us know what you think.
Hey. Alright. Regular members and like and post here again. Glad to see. Been. Lurker since they brought this back since I am not a society member.
By law, in the U.S., Rye whisky must be at least 51% rye. Try Canadian Club Chairman's Select 100% rye. I'll grab some Wild Turkey and report back. And isn't Old Granddad mostly rye?
Old Grand Dad - 30% ,114 27% Rye
The WT 101 (Bourbon) pictured above is around 13% Rye ,WT 101 (Rye) is 51% Rye right at the minimum for Rye Whiskey.
A membership selection.
At a friend's house, they were kind enough to offer me some Forty Creek. Glad there's more to Canadian whiskey than crown royal.
This is pretty delicious. This bottle wont last long.
Good morning whisk(e)y drinkers
Just finished an underwhelming Helles and some sausages after an overnight shift. I thought rye might be the answer
I really like this rye. Cheers!
Interesting glass. Never seen one like that. Rye is my favorite.
Earned this dram with a wee walk along the local nature trail with my pal Huevos:
I just saw this thread now. Almost done for the evening and sat down with a wee one of Claddagh.
Yes! Ralfy strikes again. I love that dude.
I've a feeling Ralfy would love this whiskey:
He's done a few rye reviews. That Monkey Shoulder blend is getting better by the week. Not long for this world now!
I've seen some of his bourbon reviews but not sure about the rye reviews. I'll check it out. And thanks for sharing about the Monkey Shoulder — it's always good to hear about a chemistry experiment gone good!
Peat vs. rye — peat's turn:
I prefer Woodford Reserve and Whistlepig straight Rye.
The whiskey that started my obsession with American whiskey was The Boss Hog V -Thr Spirit of Mauve from Whistlepig. 13 years old, 114P, finished in calvados casks. $500. Flavours that I wasn't even aware existed. I figured the standard 10yr Whistlepig straight rye would have to be good, but to my surprise, it bears zero resemblance to its oppulent finished counterpart. I had never understood the infamous "dill pickle rye note" until that bottle. It reminded me of pickle juice. Woodford on the other hand does a decent rye. Hoping to snag a bottle of Angel's Envy Rye finished in rum barrels.
Home from running errands and felt like having a small glass...
This is a nice and drinkable Scotch, but I'm going for a little more depth in my next few drams
Willett Family Estate 3 year Rye
Perhaps the most rye-forward rye I've ever had. It's all rye spice, cinnamon, orange peel, tea leaves, baking spice, pepper, and tannic oak. There's no mistaking this one for a bourbon. A dry, spicy, hot, and long finishing rye, with remarkable character and oak influence for a 3 year age statement. If you're into real rye-forward ryes, this is a must.
The Peat Monster from Compass Box
Very nice whisky here. Definitely worth trying and I'll probably revisit in a bigger portion. Cheers!
The only good result of a tornado!!!
Perfectly paired with (slightly smoked) Trosten!
Still the most in your face rye I’ve had. I have a friend who asked me for such a recommendation and he ordered the 4 yr online and loved it.
On a side note, their Noah’s Mill has a distinct chocolate flavor to it for anyone who is interested in something like that.
This might have been better suited to the "what whiskey are you using in cocktails" thread, but sampling straight today...
A few drops of water and I'm good to go. Cheers!
Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 23 Year Old.
A 23 year old bourbon. A remarkable example of what time in oak can do to a bourbon. A heavy, complex, oily oak presence that somehow seems to avoid being tannic or dominating by a long shot. Heaps of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, baking spice, gingerbread, butter, sandalwood, cedar, stewed cherries, fig, brown sugar, molasses, leather, pipe tobacco, and a wisp of wild peppermint. A damn fine very mature bourbon that I hope I get to experience again someday.
Glenfiddich XX -- "The second release in Glenfiddich's Experimental Series is their Project XX expression, which was made not simply by one Malt Master, but 20! 20 Malt Masters were invited to the Glenfiddich distillery and invited them to pick any expression from the thousands of casks maturing in the warehouse. The 20 chosen whiskies were then married by Malt Master Brian Kinsman to create this single malt you see before your eyes. Hooray for teamwork!"