High West Rendezvous Rye Bourbon Barrel Finish

HW RR Bourbon Barrel

Price: $70 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: MGP & Barton / Constellation Brands

Region: America

57.7% ABV

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

Aged For: NAS (MGP: 6 Years, Barton: 16 Years)

Cask Type: New charred American oak, finished in ex-bourbon barrels and additional 1.5 years

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Chestnut

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Rye spices, oak, caramel, pepper, cloves, and coffee (No MGP dill here)

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and dry

Palate/Taste: Rye, mint, pepper, oak, toffee, and herbs

Finish: Medium warmth and length. Rye and herbs with bourbon oak and bitter chocolate

Thoughts: The ex-bourbon casks mellow the RR out a bit, but if you are not a fan of the herbal dill profile of MGP they tone that down as well. Good, but not great.

Score: 82 out of 100

 

 

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