Review #106. High West Rendezvous Rye

Review #106 | /r/Bourbon Review #60 – High West Rendezvous Rye

The Schtick: This is the flagship rye offering from High West. It is a blend of Barton and MGP rye that is aged and bottled at High West in Park City, Utah.


Distiller: Various

Bottler: High West

ABV: 46% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Bottle, Purchased


Color: Deep maple brown

Nose: Brown sugar, massive molasses and vanilla. Almost some buttercream to accompany the rye spice.

Taste: There’s sweet rye spice followed by some brown sugar and woody leather. Molasses and maple roll in next. Very well blended and nicely complex. The mouthfeel is thicker than I expected on this one and I like it a lot.

Finish: Medium long, sweet and once again complex. At 92 proof it leaves you wondering if there’s really alcohol content at all. I’d love to try a ramped up, CS offering from High West if they ever make one but I don’t think the rye is suffering at the proof it’s at.

Overall: Great, solid offering from High West. A good rye at a good age.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6


Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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