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@KM Great info, thanks! Spicy is a good word for this rye. It does this lingering dance on my tongue that is not the burn of alcohol.

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@KM - now your getting waaaay to technical for me! LOL
@Entwife - I'm glad you found a reason to celebrate! Usually people celebrate after the fact, but hey - who cares, right??
BTW, I'm freezing now (after my cold shower) and have to snuggle up (alone - sigh) in front of the woodstove!

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@Entwife,
Whisky always neat. Be carefully if you ever get a bottle of Booker's Small Batch Bourbon, it's bottled at 60.5-61.5% ABV. It's lovely sweet and slightly nutty on the palate, with heat and spiciness in the oaky finish. Big, traditional bourbon.

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@Entwife, -Gentleman Jack is a bourbon that has been mellowed by filtering it through maple charcoal (Lincoln County Process) before barreling. Bourbon must be no less than 51% corn, often the corn is as high as 70%, other common ingredients in the mash are malted barley and rye and/or wheat. The rye the adds spice ( example, Wild Turkey), and the wheat creates a softer flavor ( example, Maker's Mark). Rye whiskey must be no less than 51% rye, other common ingredients being corn and malted barley. As with bourbon, virgin charred oak barrels are used. Both have to be distilled at no more than 80% ABV and casked at 62.5% ABV or less. Minimum maturation time for both rye and bourbon is two years. Some women collect shoes, I collect whisky (and guitars). Enjoy your uisge beatha ("water of life" in Scottish Gaelic) or uisce beatha (Irish Gaelic). Cheers!

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@bonaduz I made up some lyrics for Laroche's tupperware fiasco on the last page.

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The tupperware is a great excuse. I'll go with that as well!

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Just got your review @bona. So glad you had fun with the story. I loved your message! Sorry to stick you in the cold shower lol

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@bonaduz Prost! I think we're celebrating finding out what's in Laroche's tupperware tomorrow night.

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It's very good. It says it's 95% rye and 5% malt I think. Anyway, it's excellent. I tend to like bourbons and whiskeys straight up, neat. This, definitely so.

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@Watcher and @Entwife - what exactly are you guys celebrating? Did I miss something? But just in case: "Prost" to all!




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