" Rendezvous Rye is a blend of a 6 year old with 95% rye, and a 17 year-old that's 80% Rye. This would put it at one of the highest rye contents on the market, possible second only to Old Potrero's 100% (which if you ask me, is just a bit much).
The Rendezvous Rye exhibits a maturity and sophistication I have never encountered in a Rye. It's age is certainly a factor in this, but it was obviously crafted with love and care. On the nose it is light and sweet, with only a hint of spice. The body starts with honey and jammy fruits, with herb notes, leading into an intense and lingering rye spice finish."
things first, this whiskey is from Utah, that intrigued me right from the get
go. Could it be possible that great whiskey could be created in a state
that has a history of being anti-booze enthusiasts? Well it is not only
possible, it has been done. High West Rendezvous Rye is both a
complex and smooth whiskey. This whiskey has all the great attributes and
characteristics of a classic well executed rye whiskey. However, you may
note a light hint of mint in the finish of this whiskey. The mint in
no way distracts from the spicy and vibrant rye finish, it actually helps the
flavor to linger on your palate for a few moments longer. I hope that one
day I can visit this distillery in Park city and have a drink after a long day
of skiing and mountain air. If you like Rye whiskey High West is for you!
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