High West Rendezvous Rye Review | Whiskey Raiders
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High West Rendezvous Rye

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    High West

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Breaking Bourbon
  • Excerpt: Based on its balance of more traditional flavors I would think this would appeal to many palates out there.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: Finish is long, hot and satisfying.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: It’s bold, powerful, spicy, flavorful and aromatic. It goes well in cocktails, drinks nicely neat, there just isn’t anything to not like about it really. This is still among my go-to rye whiskeys.
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  • Raided Score: 86
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Fragrant nuttiness extends into the somewhat short finish, supported by oak and bitter chocolate.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: At 92 proof it leaves you wondering if there's really alcohol content at all. I'd love to try a ramped up, CS offering from High West if they ever make one but I don't think the rye is suffering at the proof its at.
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  • Intro:

    This is the flagship rye offering from High West. It is a blend of Barton and MGP rye that is aged and bottled at High West in Park City, Utah.

  • Nose:

    Brown sugar, massive molasses and vanilla. Almost some buttercream to accompany the rye spice.

  • Taste:

    Theres sweet rye spice followed by some brown sugar and woody leather. Molasses and maple roll in next. Very well blended and nicely complex. The mouthfeel is thicker than I expected on this one and I like it a lot.

  • Finish:

    Medium long, sweet and once again complex. At 92 proof it leaves you wondering if theres really alcohol content at all. Id love to try a ramped up, CS offering from High West if they ever make one but I dont think the rye is suffering at the proof its at.

  • Overall:

    Great, solid offering from High West. A good rye at a good age.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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