Templeton Rye: Batch 3 vs. Batch 4

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  1. CycloneYoda

    CycloneYoda Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. Trainer

    Trainer Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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

    kilgore_trout Well-Known Member

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

     
  5. jsmith86

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    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.
     
  6. cdekovic

    cdekovic Well-Known Member

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    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.:notworthy:
     
  7. Clonefan94

    Clonefan94 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    Really? Youre going to make those statements with a picture of Archer as your avatar? :nah:
     
  9. CycloneYoda

    CycloneYoda Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. Palmer

    Palmer Well-Known Member

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    I took up questing for an easier item to attain.....like the Holy Grail.
     
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  11. jsmith86

    jsmith86 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  12. CyDude16

    CyDude16 Well-Known Member

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    Or u can over spend on booze.
     
  13. ISUCyclone06

    ISUCyclone06 Well-Known Member

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    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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