High West Double Rye Whiskey
(750mL) [WA #14, Top 20 of 2018]
Regular price $80.00 Sale price $34.97 Save $45.03
“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
Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2021
Gold - Whiskies of the World 2021
94 Points - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2021
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."