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Maple, brown sugar, clove. Theres some nice honeyed vanilla. Little bit of dill. I like where this is going.
Dill surges in, then some clove, mint, vanilla and cream. There is a bit of molasses but not as much as their unfinished rye and I'm living the complexity here between rye spice and "smoother" bourbon stereotypical characteristics.
Some heat but pleasantly warm. Lots more dill with some metallic minty notes coming forward. Lots more brown sugar here with the vanilla taking a backseat. Its kind of an evolutionary dram - not in the sense that its revolutionary or transcendent but that its changing all the time.
I'm kind of a rye junkie and this one strikes a pleasant chord with me. The proof does great things to the body of the dram and the finish really helps round the runaway MGP dilliness into a nice, tame beast. It is undoubtedly still MGP rye though, don't get me wrong, but the finish makes it very pleasant and complex. I'm giving this dram a spot in Rank 7 - same as regular Rendezvous Rye but its a unique take on it that I enjoy greatly. There's some great horizontal growth here, which I imagine helps make High Wests rye more accessible palate wise to a greater audience.