jvanwinkle wrote:The 100 Proof unchillfiltered was the same whiskey as the original but not filtered. it was about the best rye we put out.
TNbourbon wrote: . . . 13yo, which has a huskier maleness to it (I'm shooting for an appropriate metaphor here, so pardon my efforts at color) . .
TrueBarrel wrote:I think the 12yo is more "male" than the 13yo...
TNbourbon wrote: . . . I think the 12yo has a delicacy that I can best describe as seductively 'feminine' (by that, I don't mean 'girlie' -- think, rather, of the finest perfume applied so perfectly to a woman that you, standing next to her, are the only person who's aware of the scent). The 13yo, to me -- well, that's just lush and lusty.
But, this certainly isn't the first time I've discovered differences of opinion about a whiskey. We certainly do agree, though, that both are prime pours.
doubleblank wrote: . . . Found 18 bottles of the Old Time Rye earlier this year here in Houston....have traded most to friends/forum members who really like this stuff. Almost everyone who's had the 12yo Old Time Rye and the FR 13yo prefers the Old Time. And, it was priced $20 vs $30 for the FR 13yo rye. Easy choice.
jvanwinkle wrote: . . . Now, the 13-year is 19 years old and in a tank. It is also a marriage of 2 different rye whiskeys.
jvanwinkle wrote: So if you compare today's 13-year rye, or some 13-year rye bottled even a couple of years ago, which I doubt there is any left, they would be very different from the original 12-year simply because the 12 was so much younger.
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