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High West Rendezvous Rye Whiskey (750mL)

High West Rendezvous Rye Whiskey (750mL)

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Rendezvous Rye celebrates the first recorded whiskeyfest out West... in Utah. The “rendezvous” was the annual summer gathering of mountain men to exchange pelts for supplies. Alcohol was not one of the “supplies” at the first rendezvous.

This oversight was corrected with a generous supply of whiskey at the second rendezvous in Utah’s Cache Valley.

High West Distillery was started to create a true western rye whiskey, America’s oldest spirit and the thirst-quencher of choice in Old West saloons. While High West’s own whiskey ages, they created Rendezvous Rye by marrying two beautiful “straight” rye whiskies that they found back East.

These were destined to be mixed with lighter spirits known as grain whiskies and sold as “blended” whiskey. They thought this was a shame, especially since these ryes contain a higher rye content in their mashbill than almost any other rye whiskey.

Distilled at less than 160 proof, you get all the flavor the distiller meant you to get. Why dilute that full flavor with something lighter and doom these rye whiskies to a dull existence? That’s why High West rescued them and created Rendezvous Rye.

Rendezvous Rye is also a blend, but of two exotic straight rye whiskies—one old, and one young. It marries the rich aromatic qualities of a 16-year-old rye with the bold spicy properties of 6-year-old rye to create a full flavored, very complex whiskey. The 6-year-old boasts an uncommonly high 95% rye mashbill. Almost every other straight rye whiskey you can buy today is barely legal, with 51-53% rye in the mashbill.

Not Rendezvous Rye. It honors the way rye whiskey used to be made, with a high rye content and full, uncompromised flavor. With Rendezvous Rye, you get a taste of authentic rye whiskey.


94 Points - Robert Parker - Wine Advocate

95 Points - Malt Advocate Magazine

Best Rye Whiskey - 2010 American Distilling Institute Craft Whiskey Competition

Double Gold - 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Top 10 New Whiskey of 2008 - Malt Advocate Magazine


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High West Distillery & Saloon
16 years old
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Mash bill:
Marriage of two straight rye whiskies: a straight 6-year-old with a mashbill containing 95% rye and 5% barley malt; a straight 16-year-old with a mashbill containing 80% rye, 10% corn, 10% barley malt.
United States
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