High West Double Rye

High West Double Rye

High West Double Rye is a blend of 2 Year MGP rye, and a 16 year old rye from Barton.

Paid: $31 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: MGP & Barton /  High West

Region: American

46% ABV

Aged For: Minimum 2 Years

Mashbill: MGP: 95% rye, 5% malted barley; Barton: 53% rye, 37% corn, 10% malted barley

Cask Type: New charred oak

Chill Filtered: No

 

 


 

Color: Golden Honey

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Sweet vanilla and mint. Rye, clove, young and astringent. Anise and eucalyptus.

Taste: Cinnamon, clove, mint, dill, and a bit of oregano. Tastes young and has a definite harshness.

Finish: Medium warmth and length, with cinnamon, oak, and caramel.

Thoughts: The youth in this really kicks you, I much prefer the older, higher rye content Rendezvous Rye, and can’t comment as to how this rye will hold up in a cocktail as I drink it neat only.

Score: 76 out of 100

 

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