Utah’s High West Distillery has just released its annual Spring Rendezvous Rye, available nationwide.
The Limited Release Rye is the distillery’s first whiskey and the flagship bottle is High West’s most awarded expression.
The 2022 release is a blend of pure rye whiskeys aged four to six years and, like last year’s edition, retains much of the rye made in-house by High West.
A statement from the distiller noted that the balance of distillates in this rye exhibits botanical and spicy complexities with a robust ripening character in the blend.
The Spring 2022 Rendezvous Rye is bottled at 46% ABV and carries a suggested retail price of $69.99.
The distiller’s notes for rye show that on the nose there are aromas of poached pear, bitter orange, ground ginger, lavender, wet sandalwood, tanned leather on a wooden workbench. It tastes like cinnamon applesauce, brown sugar oats with golden raisins, salted caramels, fresh ginger, cilantro, star anise and eucalyptus.
Rendezvous Rye is also the first limited release this year for High West to feature a new label, matching the design updates now seen on the High West Bourbon and Double Rye labels. The updated labels are evolutions of the originals which have been modernized.
For more information see www.highwest.com.