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.
Bottler: High West
ABV: 46% ABV
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.
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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