A very special rye whiskey from High West's maverick David Perkins. This is a combination of a 2 year old 95% rye mashbill with a 16yo 53% rye mash and has gone down a storm in its home country, scoring 90 points from Malt Advocate's John Hansell.
Amazing stuff! It's a very unique, 'must try' rye for the rye enthusiast.
Absolutely agree about it having gin like botanicals throughout. Licorice root stands out for me in the mouth/aftertaste as well as spearmint. In fact I can't describe it better than John Hansell of Malt Advocate. He got it bang on really.
I've also had the Rendezvous Rye from Hight West too but I think I personally may actually score this Double Rye slightly more even, which in no mean feat.
- pAd, 2 days ago
This has a real kick to it but also incredible depth of flavour, certainly the best Rye I've tasted. The bottle is really neat, a very old fashioned rustic bottle with imperfections in the glass like you could imagine finding in old wild west saloons. Plus all the stuff about cowboys on the labels is a nice touch. Highly recommended.
- Donald Cameron, 8th Feb '12
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