High West Whiskey
High West Whiskey• A Blend of two Straight Rye Whiskies: a 2 year old and a 16 year old.
• The 2 year old has a mash bill with 95% rye and 5% barley malt and is fermented with High West’s proprietary yeast. Specific barrels of this whiskey are selected for their herbal, spicy, evergreen, juniper, eucalyptus notes.
• The 16 year old has a mash bill with 53% rye, 37% corn, 10% barley malt. This whiskey provides the spearmint, caramel, and vanilla sweetness to calm the younger whiskey.
• Not chill filtered and bottled at 92 proof (46% abv) to reduce the likelihood of chill haze in the bottle.
Straight Rye Whiskey
90 Points – “Another Winner By High West”
“A blend of two straight whiskeys: a very young 2 year old high rye content whiskey and a 16 year old rye whiskey with a lower rye content. Perhaps the spiciest American whiskey I have ever tasted, yet at the same time, quite tame and mellow. Complex notes of mint, clove, cinnamon, licorice root, pine nuts, and dark chocolate, with a surprising dose of gin botanicals throughout. A soft underbelly of caramel, sweet corn, and soothing vanilla provides an interesting counterpoint. Very easy-drinking, too (hard to believe it’s 46%). Intriguing, and a must-try for rye whiskey aficionados — even if only to satisfy your curiosity.”
John Hansell, Malt Advocate Magazine
92 Points (Exceptional)
Light amber color. Exotic aromas of wintermint, sweet pickle, pistachio praline, anise, and pink peppercorns with a rich, chewy fruity-yet-dry full body and a gentle finish suggesting mint green tea and five spice. Fascinating.
Beverage Testing Institute
“This is absolutely the finest rye (and perhaps the finest spirit) I have ever tasted.”
Matt Colglazier, American Craft Distillers
“This is a monster of a whiskey”
You like big flavor? This is the rye for you. Like it a little more mellow and smooth?
Add a little water and... well, it’s still a monster, but a tamer monster, at least. Not for the faint of heart, but if you love rye, you will definitely enjoy Double Rye!, exclamation mark and all.
Tony Sachs, Huffington Post
“Simply put, one of THE most unique whiskeys I’ve ever tried. The nose is unlike anything I’ve sniffed. Truly it smells of gin and evergreen. These young, fresh flavors I assume come predominantly from the 2 year old rye, while the older 16 year old adds its subtle sweetness and depth as you sip. On the palate the gin-like flavors remain but are softened and rounded by the honey notes. If you enjoy Rye or want to try a really different product than what’s available on the market – Double Rye! fits that bill well.”
Jason Pyle, Sourmash Manifesto