High West Rendezvous Whiskey Rye
Boy howdy, sure does smell like darn good rye whiskey around these parts! Well golly, no wonder it does when there’s High West Rendezvous Rye from Utah up in here.
With a very high rye content in its mash bill, Rendezvous Rye is an authentic, spicy blend of that makes one heck of a Manhattan as well as being brilliant by itself.
Malted grains and a bit of spice open the nose, with alluring touches of red berries, brown sugar, and lemon hard candies. An interplay of brown spice, pepper, citrus, and honey unfolds on the palate, with cinnamon creeping in on the finish.
Rendezvous Rye is our flagship whiskey. Almost every other straight rye whiskey you can buy today is barely legal, with 51-53% rye in the mash bill. Not Rendezvous Rye. It honors the way rye whiskey used to be made, with a high rye content and full, uncompromised flavor. With Rendezvous Rye, you get a taste of authentic rye whiskey.
High West Rendezvous Rye is one of two High West year-round rye releases, the other being Double Rye. The main difference between the two is that Rendezvous Rye uses more older whiskey in the blend. Just like with Double Rye, Rendezvous Rye’s blend is an interesting point of conversation because it has changed a number of times as the availability of higher-aged sourced rye dwindled and their own distillate aged.
Rustic notes of oak and fruit, a little menthol. Slightly grassy, followed by sweeter notes of toffee and classic vanilla.
Oak spices, pepper and even some chillies. Needles to say, it’s rather spicy. Deep inside you’ll find a little treasure cove of sweetness, but then it’s back to the savoury notes from the nose.
The heat continues from the palate (how could it not?) with fresh oak and tea leaves.
A surprising rye whiskey, unique and very enjoyable.