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Bottle of Rittenhouse RyeRittenhouse Straight Rye Whisky

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A very nice Pennsylvania Rye, drier and more spare than other types of rye. Price is excellent for the quality

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 9

Bottle of Pikesville Straight Rye WhiskeyPikesville Straight Rye Whiskey

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A Damn Manly kind of whiskey.Large, intense, and worth getting to know. A man or a woman who wants to try a old school rye needs to try this one.

  • Rating: 9
  • Value: 8

Bottle of Elijah Craig Straight RyeElijah Craig Straight Rye

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Gateway rye at best. Great for newbies of rye but too light in character to recommend to anyone else

  • Rating: 7
  • Value: 7

Bottle of Larceny Barrel Proof A120Larceny Barrel Proof Batch A120

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Not only do you get the extra proof but a lot of subtle aging characteristics and aromas that would have been lost in the proofing down process! Worth the extra money for the extra proof and all the goodness that comes with it!

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 9

Bottle of Dubonnet Rouge 2019Dubonnet Rouge 2020 Version

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Very much a further step in the right direction, with a bit more polished herbal enhancement and a far better package that celebrates its return to its roots both literal and metaphorical.

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 9

Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Malt

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Nicely done and very mellow whiskey, Highly recommend for the Whiskey Curious. Almost like a dry, aged rum but more subtle with less sweetness. Lots of flavor without the kind of flavors to scare people off, think of it as a gateway whiskey for the white spirits crowd and a bit of a break from the heavy stuff for the usual whiskey crowd.

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 7

Wodden Box with Bottle of Three Cord Bourbon and two Old Fashioned GlassesThree Cord Bourbon

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Inoffensive, not in a bad sense just a bit simple. light in complexity and finish. Might be a gateway bourbon for people trying to develop a taste for brown spirits.

  • Rating: 7
  • Value: 6

Bottle of Flower City GinFlower City Gin

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Flower City Gin is a lovely blend of price and quality. Enough juniper to satisfy, without being overdone. Local gin quality at a mass produced price.

  • Rating: 8
  • Value: 9


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