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    Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

    So a group of neighbors came over and we shared some Templeton Rye. We came to a general consensus that Batch 3 is smoother and has a crisp finish, while batch 4 left a slight burn with a "sticky" after-feeling in the mouth. Has anybody else noticed this change in quality?



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    Re: Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    So a group of neighbors came over and we shared some Templeton Rye. We came to a general consensus that Batch 3 is smoother and has a crisp finish, while batch 4 left a slight burn with a "sticky" after-feeling in the mouth. Has anybody else noticed this change in quality?
    Great, right when I buy a bottle for my brother the quality goes down. Btw some bottles for sale in Dysart Iowa if you are looking. I will double check if you want me to.



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    Re: Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

    Yes...i've done the same taste tests and the results i found were consistent with yours.



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    Re: Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

    i noticed the same thing. it went from putrescent with notes of filth and bilge to putrescent with notes of puke and old milwaukee.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybyassociation View Post
    Yes...i've done the same taste tests and the results i found were consistent with yours.


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    Re: Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

    I'd join your taste test, but I'm down to half a bottle of batch 3 and don't want to waste if the quality is indeed going downhill.


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    Re: Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

    How were you able to keep a bottle of Batch 3 around long enough for Batch 4 to become avialable?? We are headed to Templeton, IA this morning for a tour of their facility.


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    Re: Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

    I haven't had a bottle of batch 4 yet, but these are the dangers of single batch products such as this. They will have good years and bad, just like vintage wines. As with the grapes not being as good, sometimes the mix doesn't go perfect. It doesn't necessarily mean that it's a lower quality product. They don't have the benefit of multiple batches to blend together to get the perfect taste. When dealing with batches this small, it's inevitable that some years aren't going to taste like others.



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    Re: Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

    Quote Originally Posted by kilgore_trout View Post
    i noticed the same thing. it went from putrescent with notes of filth and bilge to putrescent with notes of puke and old milwaukee.
    Really? Youre going to make those statements with a picture of Archer as your avatar?



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    Re: Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    I haven't had a bottle of batch 4 yet, but these are the dangers of single batch products such as this. They will have good years and bad, just like vintage wines. As with the grapes not being as good, sometimes the mix doesn't go perfect. It doesn't necessarily mean that it's a lower quality product. They don't have the benefit of multiple batches to blend together to get the perfect taste. When dealing with batches this small, it's inevitable that some years aren't going to taste like others.

    We actually discussed this possibility, but except for the finish, overall the products are barley distinguishable. I would still take a glass of batch 4 over most American Whiskey.



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    Re: Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

    I took up questing for an easier item to attain.....like the Holy Grail.


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    Re: Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

    Quote Originally Posted by cdekovic View Post
    How were you able to keep a bottle of Batch 3 around long enough for Batch 4 to become avialable?? We are headed to Templeton, IA this morning for a tour of their facility.
    Rationing. I've had this bottle for the past year and a half, and won't be able to get more until this summer at earliest.


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    Re: Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

    Or u can over spend on booze.



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    Re: Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

    I have a bottle of the Batch 4 and smooth isn't how I would describe it. I do love it though, didnt get in on the Batch 3.



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