I Need A Jolt Of Patriotism 

and I’ve found it here


I’m a sucker for new bourbons, and when I saw the above bottle I couldn’t resist (plus, at $22, really what’s the downside?).

I would give you detailed tasting notes but I have to admit this sums it up perfectly:

The 1776 Rye is full of spiciness and flavor due to the high rye content. Because the flavor profile packs such a punch is goes great in mixed drinks. It also strong enough to drink without worrying about the flavor getting watered down.

I would say that drinking full strempf is a a bit iffy. If you are used to drinking it straight and like a good strong bite than its definitely for you. If you struggle with strong whiskies than id stick to it on the rocks or mixed.

A shot of this stuff is going to be rough on almost anyone, its has a real harsh bite. But hey, unless you want the Sons of Liberty to think you’re a huge puss you should at least take one.


Put a bottle of this in front of the candidates and require them to slam ’em down.

16 Responses to “I Need A Jolt Of Patriotism ”

  1. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Hmm. I do like rye whiskey – I may have to see if it’s available locally.

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    (I could use a jolt of patriotism, too.)

  3. NJSue says:

    It’s a completely American activity Kathy!

  4. NJSue says:

    whoops, this is Mr. Bingley posting on NJSue’s computer!

  5. leelu says:

    Haven’t seen it in the local (PA) gubbermint liquor stores.


    I miss free markets!

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    As that review says, leelu, it’s probably better as a blender than a straight sipper; she’s a tad harsh 🙂

  7. Dr Alice says:

    OT, Bingley, but I’ve been reading some of your old foot posts. Have you done anything with your metal pizza baking sheet lately?

  8. Dr Alice says:

    *food, dammit. FOOD.

  9. BlackDog says:

    Is Dr.Alice’s Freudian slip showing?

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’ve been trying not to drop it on my foot, Doc!

    No, I haven’t used it recently; hmmmmm….

  11. mark Reardon says:

    I thought it was a bourbon if more than 50% of the mash was corn and Rye if more than 50% of the mash was Rye. I don’t think it can be a Rye Bourbon.
    Most Ryes seem harsh to the modern taste since the recipes go back to a time when everyone had a significant tobacco habit. (Which is the same reason old line steak houses have such WONDERFUL food)

  12. Mr. Bingley says:

    You are correct of course; I was lazy and it’s a rye whiskey not a bourbon 🙂

  13. JeffS says:

    Lazy or too inebriated?


  14. Mr. Bingley says:

    oh definitely lazy, I wasn’t even trough my first glass when i posted!

  15. Kathy Kinsley says:

    Actually – I like harsh – I seem to have some retro tastes. And an “American activity” – how can I resist? LOL – now just remains to find some to try.

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