High West Rendezvous Rye Whiskey
This item will only be released by the distillery in the Summer/Fall only, going forward. Once we run out for the season, that's all we have until next season.
Rendezvous Rye is High West's 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.
Rendezvous Rye® is named after the annual summer gathering of mountain men known as the "rendezvous."
A blend of older Straight Rye whiskeys ranging in age from 4 to 7 years.
Straight Rye whiskeys:
95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP
80% rye, 20% malted rye from High West Distillery
A big nose of cinnamon stick, clove, vanilla, peppermint, caramelized sugar and dried fruit
Very spicy, with cinnamon, crisp mint and fennel, underlying sweet notes of caramel, molasses, vanilla, macaroon, cocoa, and candied fruit.
Takes hold with huge rye spice, cinnamon, orange rind, and vanilla and it lingers for ages.
94 Points- Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
95 Points- Malt Advocate Magazine
95 Points - Whiskey Advocate
96 Points (Exceptional)-Wine Enthusiast
Best Rye Whiskey - 2010 American Distilling Institute Craft Whiskey Competition