bourbonv wrote:I can say this for Chuck - His honesty is sometimes brutal but it always appreciated by his readers. The industry sometimes gets a little miffed at him, but eventually see that Chuck is right in the long run and get over it. The whiskey world needs more Chuck Cowderys.
bunghole wrote:That is why I sometimes post "in tongues". I desire to respond, but only GOD understands. That's a good thing.
Saint Linn -
Mike wrote:...I like this whiskey, I genuinely do. I find it to have a cognac like quality in its sweetness, abetted by hints of the oak. This is the most delicate rye whiskey in my memory. It has a nice balance and if it is not complex, it has a subtlety that I find very appealing. I think it would serve well as accompaniment to a fruit dessert.........or maybe even a topping for such a dessert.
I would gladly serve it to guests and recommend that you try it.
azoth_melusina wrote:nice review, mike! but is it worth BUYING outright to try it? your notes are enticing, but i would rather spend $40+ on handy saz...or 4 bottles of old overholt...or 2 bottles of WTurkey Rye....
Mike wrote:azoth_melusina wrote:nice review, mike! but is it worth BUYING outright to try it? your notes are enticing, but i would rather spend $40+ on handy saz...or 4 bottles of old overholt...or 2 bottles of WTurkey Rye....
Like the man at the carnival said, 'You pays your money and you takes your choice!'
I will enjoy (ri)1 for some time to come. It may be a rather transparent marketing ploy AND overpriced and I may never buy another bottle (but then, I just might)........still, it is way better than good whiskey in my judgement (as I sit here drinking a sip of same).
ggilbertva wrote:I may try (ri)1 but only in a bar or if someone offers me a pour from their bottle. I don't buy Beam products, I'm not inspired to do so. I have the older ND era products and find them vastly superior to anything I can get now. I think Basil Hayden is a rip off for $40 here in VA. It was a thin, no taste whiskey. (ri)1 being more expensive at the same proof....not gonna do it. I'm spoiled by yesteryear's offerings.
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