Sunday, January 4, 2009

High West Rendezvous Rye Whiskey

Rendezvous Rye Whiskey is the first release from High West Distillery. Blended from two exotic straight rye whiskies (a 6-year-old that is 95% rye and a 16-year-old that is 80% rye), the nose gently releases complex spices, brown bread, and floral tones with an underlying starchy caramel. It delivers an unambiguous sapidity with notes of thyme, cinnamon, coriander, peach stone, and honey. The rye shows all of its power in the finish-- menthol, sourdough, bright spices and lime zest, which spread quick and fade slow, leaving a fresh grain taste behind to enjoy. This delicious rye would be welcomed by any true connoisseurs glass. By the way, High West Rye Whiskey was the Winner of the Double Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition back in March, and that is something.