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post #2746 of 2811
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Not bourbon, but anyone had a chance to try the Booker's Rye yet? Booker's is probably one of my top 5 readily available whiskies out there, and I really enjoy what they have been doing releasing the various "expressions" one at a time. I have a very good local B&M who usually texts me when the good stuff arrives, and sometimes holds bottles for me (he also sells at retail, but then, I've never experienced the gouging I have seen on the interwebs) since he knows I'm good for it; but he hasn't gotten a single bottle of the stuff yet.. Anyone come across it yet??

Saw a few bottles at my local shop at $300 and passed.
post #2747 of 2811
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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post

Saw a few bottles at my local shop at $300 and passed.

From what I've heard, this is definitely worth it. At least on a relative basis, I've seen PVW 15 year old go for crazy sums, but I'd rank it close to most of the Booker's bourbons I've tried. Would love to hear from someone who has tried this.
post #2748 of 2811
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

From what I've heard, this is definitely worth it. At least on a relative basis, I've seen PVW 15 year old go for crazy sums, but I'd rank it close to most of the Booker's bourbons I've tried. Would love to hear from someone who has tried this.

Andrew, its the best rye that's been released since the last of the old aged KBD ryes and the Van Winkle. It's a diff beast, not the smooth and refined rye that those were/are, but man, what a complex rye. Great finish. Think of it as GTS and Rye Whiskey had a baby.
post #2749 of 2811
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Originally Posted by NewYorkIslander View Post

Andrew, its the best rye that's been released since the last of the old aged KBD ryes and the Van Winkle. It's a diff beast, not the smooth and refined rye that those were/are, but man, what a complex rye. Great finish. Think of it as GTS and Rye Whiskey had a baby.

Well well, you know that GTS is probably the only bourbon I'd actually line up for, so sounds like I need this in my collection.. Would you actually pay the $300 retail for it?
post #2750 of 2811
I have, and would continue to. It's one of those where I feel it was priced based on current market value (RR98 being another) where if you enjoy it, you should buy, but I worry in a year, this bottle will be north of 1k, and then, not worth it to drink.
post #2751 of 2811
Anything similar to Widow Jane in taste but without the crazy price tag?
post #2752 of 2811
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

Anything similar to Widow Jane in taste but without the crazy price tag?

You are right about the price tag. I bought this a couple of months ago on a lark, and if I had to again, wouldn't pay more than $20 for it. Actually, I doubt I'd buy it again at any price, it's just that blah..
post #2753 of 2811
Isn't it just MGP whiskey? Or maybe they found a new source.
post #2754 of 2811
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Isn't it just MGP whiskey? Or maybe they found a new source.

Pretty sure it's always been KY straight, but I think they're douchebags, so...
post #2755 of 2811
Maybe the rye is MGP? I don't remember

All I remember is the marketing spiel about Widow Jane is bullshit. The water they use to dilute somebody else's whiskey isn't even related to the Widow Jane mine. They just simply use water from the same aquifer.

But to be constructive. Maybe try Rowan's creek? Willett pot still is a little bit fruitier and thicker. Both cheaper
post #2756 of 2811
I'm surprised Rowan's Creek doesn't get more love. It's been a favorite of mine since the big names became impossible to get ahold of.
post #2757 of 2811
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I'm surprised Rowan's Creek doesn't get more love. It's been a favorite of mine since the big names became impossible to get ahold of.

I've tried it, and although I am sure I enjoyed it, I didn't replace the bottle when it emptied. I've had the most luck with any of the Booker's releases, or the stuff Smooth Ambler is putting out these days. I used to be a purist about blends but now I don't give a shit as long as it tastes good and I like it. Noah's Mill is another excellent one that doesn't get mentioned much. If you have a great B&M store in your area that participates in barrel programs, seek it out and develop a relationship. In my experience, an honest retailer will separate the flippers/internet speculators from the real fans and will always make sure the latter gets first crack at the good stuff..
post #2758 of 2811
Rowan's Creek is one of my favorites. Good spice, good burn. Had one last night.
post #2759 of 2811


Found a few of these on the shelf today. Just had a taste, but does not seem as good as last year's. Further investigation is warranted.
post #2760 of 2811
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Originally Posted by ocooney View Post



Found a few of these on the shelf today. Just had a taste, but does not seem as good as last year's. Further investigation is warranted.

I liked it a lot, much better for my palate than last years OESF
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