Saturday, June 2, 2012

High West Double Rye

Park City, Utah - 92 proof - $34

Yeah that's right, Utah - Home of Mormons, the Sundance Film Festival, and a high percentage of porn addicts.  High West does not distill this product.  This is a blend of two very different rye whiskeys from two different distilleries "back east" as the label puts it, so Kentucky and/or Illinois/Indiana.  One of the rye's is a 2 year old, 95% rye and 5% barley.  The other is a 16 year old, 53% rye, 37% corn and 10% barley.

Aromas - I get the rye smell, which smells like sarsaparilla/root beer to me, though very subtle.  Minty.  Evergreen/pine tree, some gin like aroma.  Very "forest" like.

Taste -  Wow! Everything described above on the aroma comes through on the taste buds.  If there is such a thing as a refreshing whiskey, this is it.  I always drink my whiskey neat, and that's a good thing because on ice I could suck this down like iced tea on a hot day.

I look forward to trying the other High West products.
Would absolutely pick this up again.

92/100 - Buy it.  Drink it.  Buy it again.