High West 'Double Rye' Whiskey 750ML
From the Producers
HIGH WEST DOUBLE RYE WHISKEY
The spiciest rye in the world
The Name: The name is basically from the fact that this is a combination of two different rye whiskeys. Pretty straightforward, How Double Rye came to be? One day, Founder David Perkins had a taste of the two year old whiskey from LDI. He had assumed you didn’t want to drink the younger stuff. Well, he really liked the two year old! It was youngish and brash but very spicy and tasty. He then thought we might be able to tame the heat again with the addition of the 16 year old that we had as the older whiskey. It has significantly more dissolved solids from the extra aging and evaporation. Well it really worked and we fell in love with the combination as a not only a mixing whiskey but a whiskey that could stand on its own as a sipper.
CLASS & TYPE: A blend of straight rye whiskeys
BLEND: A blend of straight rye whiskeys ranging in age from 2 to 16 years.
Age(s), Distilled by & Mashbill(s): Straight Rye whiskeys: 95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP & 53% rye, 37% corn, 10% barley malt from Barton Distillery.
Barrel Type(s): New, charred, white American oak barrels
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.
How to Drink
Very rye-forward, which stands out well in cocktails, but just enough richness to be a balanced sipper.