High West Double Rye

High West Double Rye whisky


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•    Blend of two rye whiskies
•    A 2 year old and a 16 year old
•    Intriguing, balanced, wonderful
•    ABV 46%, 75cl








High West Double Rye is a whisky that is fast gaining a huge following in the US. It is a blend of two rye whiskies. Firstly, a two-year-old that was made with a mashbill of 95% rye and 5% corn; and, secondly, a 16-year-old made with a mashbill of 53% rye, 37% corn and 10% barley malt.

The High West Distillery (which is based in Utah) describes the 16-year-old as “barely legal” because rye whisky must be made using at least 51% rye. At 53% it barely makes the grade, but it is straight rye nonetheless.

This blend of rye makes one of the most intriguing rye whiskies available on the market today. The balance is fantastic and it is wonderfully spicy and smooth.

The High West Distillery only came into existence in 2007 so it has not been around long enough to distil the rye whisky in High West Double Rye. That hardly matters though. They have created an extraordinarily interesting blend that should be on every whisky aficionado’s wish list.


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High West Distillery, Park City, Utah, USA
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