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post #2011 of 2015
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post

Yeah. I saw a store near Boston got their Willett barrel. I think it was a 10 Year and it was around $110. YIIIIKES.

That's just ridiculous, I was offered one of their 23yr "Brown Bunny" bottles a week ago at the low, low price of $450! I passed and now don't feel so bad about spending the $250 on the Longman 21yr bottle...
post #2012 of 2015
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Is the new wfe 2 year rye worth it? Seems pricey for a 2 year old rye

I'm not much of a RYE Guy... But I do like the Michters Rye and the Angels Envy take on it ( Angels is finished in USED Rum Barrels.

I tried the Willet take... By way of comparison and with limited exposure to RYE I offer my opinion.

Willet 2 year takes raw / grassy / immature.

I perceive much of what I like about toasted rye bread -- the spice and some of the raw flavor of a not to be tamed grain.

However, in the Willet Rye it seems the mash never recieved any heat.

I'm planning to check this Rye in the years to come. Hoping in 5 years this will be a tasty alternative to Michters.
post #2013 of 2015
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Originally Posted by BourbonFan View Post

I'm not much of a RYE Guy... But I do like the Michters Rye and the Angels Envy take on it ( Angels is finished in USED Rum Barrels.

I tried the Willet take... By way of comparison and with limited exposure to RYE I offer my opinion.

Willet 2 year takes raw / grassy / immature.

I perceive much of what I like about toasted rye bread -- the spice and some of the raw flavor of a not to be tamed grain.

However, in the Willet Rye it seems the mash never recieved any heat.

I'm planning to check this Rye in the years to come. Hoping in 5 years this will be a tasty alternative to Michters.


Have you tried the 4 Year (yes, i know it technically isn't theirs)?

You're one of the few people that I have seen that like AE Rye. All I got out of it was lots of rum, not a bad thing, but given the price point, it's a hard pill to swallow.
post #2014 of 2015
As I said up front... I'm not much of a Rye Guy... So Rye Purity -- is not much of an issue with me; thus "AE" finishing in Rum Barrels -- I find pleasing -- initially.

But now having tried the Michters... I'm very interested in trying other purer types of Rye Whiskeys.

The Willet four year Rye I have not tried yet.
post #2015 of 2015
revisiting the eh taylor single barrel and its a lot less woody than i remember. i actually love it which is kind of surprising. maybe it just needed more oxidation and time exposed to air? finished the fifth i had left.
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