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  • NinetytworulesNinetytworules BostonPosts: 366
    Just picked up a bottle of Rip Van Winkle. Will enjoy some tonight!!

  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,553
    ^ Nice score. What did it retail if you don’t mind me asking. 
  • NinetytworulesNinetytworules BostonPosts: 366
    bbiggs said:
    ^ Nice score. What did it retail if you don’t mind me asking. 
    200. I thought that was fair considering.  They said they should have some pappy in a few weeks. Hopefully I can score!!
  • H.ChinaskiH.Chinaski Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,398
    Sipping on some Four Roses Old fashioned's this evening and feelin' fine! Having only tasted Pappy a couple times i'd say the hype outweighs the price by miles. Gimme some Weller or Black Maple Hill at a fraction of the price for the single barrel quality. 
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,409
    bbiggs said:
    Have any of you tried High West - A Midwinter Night’s Dram? My local has a few bottles coming in soon and will put one aside for me. Wondering if it’s worth the price tag. 
    high west is local, for me. Haven’t tried that one but they make good spirits.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,552
    Anyone try Conor McGregor's product yet?  Apparently people are buying it, drinking it, then selling the empty bottles on ebay for more than the full bottle cost.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,553
    Anyone try Conor McGregor's product yet?  Apparently people are buying it, drinking it, then selling the empty bottles on ebay for more than the full bottle cost.
    Haven’t tried it. Heard it’s good though. Conor is all about the money these days. 
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 27,228
    Have some friends that pounded through a bottle on Thanksgiving.  I didn't see them in time.  They seemed to like it.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 27,228
    Maker’s, a pen and heavyweight boxing. Life is good.
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 17,050
    Had some of this last night. Sooo good
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,553
    Today was a good day.


  • DavidDDavidD Posts: 1,522
    bbiggs said:
    Today was a good day.


    I would say so 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,462
    bbiggs said:
    Today was a good day.


    That is 3G aftermarket right there!

    Enjoy those!!!
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,553
    ^ That’s insane. Good thing I follow the same rule as you Chris...I refuse to pay secondary. But yes...enjoy them, I will! 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,462
    bbiggs said:
    ^ That’s insane. Good thing I follow the same rule as you Chris...I refuse to pay secondary. But yes...enjoy them, I will! 
    My local has come up with nada...

    I'm a little upset but they might still get some...

    That is still a great haul!!!
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,552
    bbiggs said:
    Today was a good day.


    Show off!  :lol:  I always see the Stagg on the lists of "best bourbons" but never had it.  Looks like something J.R. Ewing would drink, not that there's anything wrong with that.
  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,483
    bbiggs said:
    Have any of you tried High West - A Midwinter Night’s Dram? My local has a few bottles coming in soon and will put one aside for me. Wondering if it’s worth the price tag. 
    I've got a bottle.  It's pretty good.  I like a number of High West products, this one was a little disappointing for the price.  If you mellow it out with a splash or a cube, the flavor comes out more.
  • mca47mca47 Posts: 12,483
    bbiggs said:
    Today was a good day.


    Holy crap!  Very nice!  When can I come over?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,462
    Picked this up. 

    Pretty damn good. Recommended by my local. 

    Anybody else ever try this?!?
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,552
    Ya know, I've never had a sip of rye in my life.  How does it compare to corn & barley mashes?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,462
    Ya know, I've never had a sip of rye in my life.  How does it compare to corn & barley mashes?
    I'm not an expert by any means but it is different on my tongue and the same as bourbon with the finish as you feel the tingles down your throat.
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 12,552
    Ya know, I've never had a sip of rye in my life.  How does it compare to corn & barley mashes?
    I'm not an expert by any means but it is different on my tongue and the same as bourbon with the finish as you feel the tingles down your throat.
    I've always heard it's a bit spicier on the tongue, less sweet.  Would you say that's a fair assessment in general?
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,462
    Ya know, I've never had a sip of rye in my life.  How does it compare to corn & barley mashes?
    I'm not an expert by any means but it is different on my tongue and the same as bourbon with the finish as you feel the tingles down your throat.
    I've always heard it's a bit spicier on the tongue, less sweet.  Would you say that's a fair assessment in general?
    Yes most definitely.

    If you enjoy a bourbon I don't see any reason for you not to enjoy rye.
  • DavidDDavidD Posts: 1,522
    These are some really nice ryes if you get the chance to try them. 
    Both are sweeter then the Hayden’s and not as spicy on the tongue, but a nice finish  
    I wouldn’t pass on any of the three to be honest. 
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,462
    DavidD said:
    These are some really nice ryes if you get the chance to try them. 
    Both are sweeter then the Hayden’s and not as spicy on the tongue, but a nice finish  
    I wouldn’t pass on any of the three to be honest. 
    I've heard great things about Michters and is on my short list of things to try.
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 2,553
    I was hoping to get a Michters Toasted Barrel this year but it didn’t happen. I’ve heard good things. 
  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 12,495
    Best rye =


    I SAW PEARL JAM
  • RS151862RS151862 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,041
    My favorite rye’s that aren’t crazy expensive are Michters and High West Double rye. Both should be found under $50 and are pretty good. 
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  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 27,228
    edited December 13
    I like Rye.  I drink Bulleit rye and use rye for manhattan's.  Can anyone speak to MPG and the differences between the various rye's made in that factory? I know they make basically every Rye on the shelf, at various price points, so I am curious if there is actually much of a difference and if so, are those differences just blending and such?  Like I am sure there are plenty of differences between ages, but I am sure you could find a two 12 years at very different price points.  Is there a difference?

    Tough to see how so many "companies" could make different rye coming from the exact same mass distiller.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 15,462
    I like Rye.  I drink Bulleit rye and use rye for manhattan's.  Can anyone speak to MPG and the differences between the various rye's made in that factory? I know they make basically every Rye on the shelf, at various price points, so I am curious if there is actually much of a difference and if so, are those differences just blending and such?  Like I am sure there are plenty of differences between ages, but I am sure you could find a two 12 years at very different price points.  Is there a difference?

    Tough to see how so many "companies" could make different rye coming from the exact same mass distiller.
    Different times putting it in the barrel.  Different wood for the barrel.  Different methods of distilling.  Temperature that it ages at.

    Lots of different factors go into it.

    Buffalo Trace is doing something unique and exploring how and if slight differences can really alter the end taste.

    Here is a great article but will most likely be hard to find at first.
    https://thewhiskeywash.com/whiskey-styles/bourbon/buffalo-trace-aims-to-explore-all-things-oak-in-new-bourbon-series/
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