High West Rendezvous Rye

HW Rendezvous

The ages in the blend range from 5 to 19 years but I would assume lean more towards the 5 year.

Price: $60 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: MGP & Barton / High West

Region: American

46% ABV

Aged For: Minimum 5 Years

Mashbill: MGP: 95% rye, 5% malted barley; Barton: 80% rye, 10% corn, 10% malted barley

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Amber

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Cinnamon, vanilla, mint, brown sugar, and orange rind.

Taste: More cinnamon, mint and vanilla follow from the nose to the palate. Hints of dark chocolate and light bodied tobacco.

Finish: Medium warmth with a linger of molasses, rye, mint and new oak.

Thoughts: A solid all around rye, spicy and hits all the right notes, but at its price point I prefer Pikesville. Would gladly buy more if I found it on sale and would love to try some on the barrel finishes I’ve heard about.

Score: 84 out of 100

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