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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #945 on: June 11, 2018, 03:22:18 PM »
I was at Binny's on Friday and saw there is now an Old Overholt Bottled in Bond rye.

I couldn't bring myself to spring the extra $10 for it, when the guy at the store was ambivalent and said it was good for mixing. 
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #946 on: June 11, 2018, 04:02:14 PM »
By chance I just bought of fifth of the BIB Old Overholt. I didn't save the receipt, I think it was $25. In our stores the standard is $23.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #947 on: June 11, 2018, 04:11:13 PM »
$17.99 and $27.99 here in Chicago.

There are a lot of great ryes in the $27 - $30 range.

Report back when you've tried it.  I was intrigued, but the salesman didn't sell me.  Quite the opposite.
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« Reply #948 on: June 11, 2018, 04:17:07 PM »
Standard goes on sale in August for $20. I may wait until it hits sale to grab one. If I open the BIB I'll post my thoughts.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #949 on: June 11, 2018, 04:35:12 PM »
This is just for Oregon, so apologies for being very narrow, but if you find yourself in the area it might be worth trying.

Double Mountain Brewing out of Hood River, OR teamed up with Hood River Distillers to make a hopped whiskey.  It's 100% Corn whiskey with Cascade and Apollo hops.  It's incredibly smooth and super citrusy.  I tried it at their Portland Taproom with the pale ale beer back (which they recommended) and the beer took away most of the harshness (what little there was) of the whiskey and just accented the sweet citrusy notes of the whiskey. 

They aren't the first ones around here to do a hopped whiskey, but it turned out really well.  They have it labeled at batch #001, so I hope that means they'll do it again, maybe with a different hop blend. 

Here's the info from HRD - http://hrdspirits.com/the-brands/double-mountain-hopped-whiskey/

41% ABV (82 proof) and $22.95/750ml according to OLCC.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #950 on: June 11, 2018, 05:15:06 PM »
Thanks for volunteering to bring a bottle to Portland later this month for us all to try. ;)
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #951 on: June 11, 2018, 07:50:06 PM »
Thanks for volunteering to bring a bottle to Portland later this month for us all to try. ;)
We used to have whiskey tastings at NHC, with Jeff Renner, Mark Tumarkin, Bev Blackwood, some others.  Fun, but dangerous times.
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« Reply #952 on: June 11, 2018, 11:11:10 PM »
In Orlando it was a seminar. ;)
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #953 on: June 12, 2018, 11:57:47 AM »
Thanks for volunteering to bring a bottle to Portland later this month for us all to try. ;)

Sadly I won't be at HomebrewCon this year, but I bet the Double Mountain people will be there but maybe not with the whiskey.  Of course the one year it's local for me, my wife and I are booked up with something that was planned many years ago.  Oh well... C'est la vie.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #954 on: June 12, 2018, 12:08:22 PM »
Just so it isn't lost. Hit the Virgin Bourbon again last night. Very impressed at how good a $13 bottle is served neat.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #955 on: June 12, 2018, 12:22:56 PM »
Just so it isn't lost. Hit the Virgin Bourbon again last night. Very impressed at how good a $13 bottle is served neat.
Looked into it, seems not to be available up here in Ohio.  Wonder how it compares to another surprising bargain also from Heaven Hill, Ezra Brooks?
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #956 on: June 12, 2018, 03:44:39 PM »
I'll have to try it to know. Currently in NC Ezra Brooks 90 runs $12.

I like Old Ezra, but it is boring neat. Virgin is certainly not boring.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #957 on: June 12, 2018, 05:04:45 PM »
Ezra 90 is boring, I'll grant you, but drinkable neat, which is the surprise, since I can't say that about some bourbons at twice the price.  It at least offers a little sweet spice from a rye-heavy mash bill.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #958 on: June 12, 2018, 05:56:13 PM »
I'm gonna go pick some up in a few minutes. Virgin to me tastes very similar to Four Roses SB, it is 101 proof and aged 7 years. It is much better than expected.

Edit: Ezra Brooks 90 is very boring. Nothing wrong with it, but boring.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #959 on: June 13, 2018, 02:30:22 AM »
I'm gonna go pick some up in a few minutes. Virgin to me tastes very similar to Four Roses SB, it is 101 proof and aged 7 years. It is much better than expected.

Edit: Ezra Brooks 90 is very boring. Nothing wrong with it, but boring.
Yep.  But  nothing wrong, at $12, is nothing lost.  I've paid way more for way worse. It's not gasoline, just no excitement and no finish. Here in OH all spirits are available only through state stores, and price varies intermittently according to beaurocratic whim.  Handles of Ezra are on sale at $23 now.  Think I'll pick up a couple, drop in #3 char oak spirals from LHBS, and have something nice for Christmas parties. Meanwhile, I hope this Virgin shows up here.  But again at the mercy of the state liquor control board.
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