High West Double Rye 46% 75cl
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In 2007 Dave Perkins decided to build the worlds first ski-in distillery at his saloon in Park City, Utah. Whilst waiting for his own spirit to mature he has blended two exotic straight rye whiskies; a rich aromatic 16yo (80% rye, 10% corn & 10% malted barley) rye with the bold spicy properties of 6yo (95% rye & 5% malted barley) to create a full flavoured, very complex whiskey.
Marriage of two straight rye whiskies that combines the feisty properties of a high rye 2-year-old and the saddle smooth richness of a 16-year-old. The 2-year-old has a 95% rye 5% barley malt mashbill. The older rye has a "barely legal" rye mashbill of 53% rye and 37% corn. The extra age and corn provides some extra sweetness to calm the "bite" of the younger rye for a relationship that works.
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 its 46%). Intriguing, and a must-try for rye whiskey aficionados even if onlyto 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