High West Double Rye Whiskey 750 ml
(Park City, Utah) - [WA #14, Top 20 of 2018]
Regular price $72.99 Sale price $38.97 Save $34.02
High West Distillery Named Whisky Advocate’s 23rd Annual Distiller of the Year Award
“High West delivers innovative and delicious whiskeys, expands the definition of what it is to be a distiller, and pioneered a successful new paradigm for craft distilling.”
Barrel Types: New, charred, white American oak barrels
Ages & Mashbills:
A blend of straight Rye whiskeys ranging in age from 2 to 7 years.
Straight Rye whiskeys:
95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP
80% Rye, 20% Malted Rye from High West Distillery
ABV: 46% (92 Proof)
Nose: Mint, clove, cinnamon, licorice root, pine nuts,and dark chocolate, with a surprising dose of gin botanicals throughout
Taste: Rye spices up front, then menthol, mint, eucalyptus, herbal tea with wildflower honey and all spice
Finish: Cinnamon and mint, gradually sweetening through the finish, with a hint of anise
Gold - SIP Awards 2023
Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2021
Gold - Whiskies of the World 2021
94 Points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2021
"Aromas of spiced rye and a hint of honey are more savory than sweet. The flavors play between creamy caramel and piquant baking spices, with ginger and dried mango perfuming the finish. The texture is round and soft."
91 Points, Rank #14, Whisky Advocate Top 20 of 2018
"High West made a momentous change to its recipe for Double Rye! this year, for the first time adding its own house-made pot still rye to a blend that was previously fully sourced from other distilleries. Apple blossom, yuzu, chamomile tea, walnut shells, pine boughs, and green-apple candy on the nose shift into an oily palate that starts off soft and then picks up speed and spice. Flavors of lemon, black pepper, walnut-and-apple chutney, dark chocolate, and a lively hit of green apple make this a satisfying pour—especially at the price. Above all, it validates High West’s skill as both blenders and distillers in their own right."
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Billed as “the spiciest rye whiskey anywhere,” this is a blend of two rye whiskeys, both a minimum of two years old, sourced from multiple distilleries. The 2018 bottling has a mild, honeyed scent, while the palate surprises with vanilla custard contrasted by traces of smoke, eucalyptus and cigar wrapper. As promised, the long finish explodes with a spicy burst—but don't worry, it's not too extreme to sip."