High West Double Rye Whiskey is a marriage¬†of two straight rye whiskies that combines the feisty properties of a high rye 2-year-old and the saddle smooth richness of a 16-year-old. The 2-year-old has a 95% rye 5% barley malt mashbill. The older rye has a ‚Äùbarely legal‚Äù rye mashbill of 53% rye and 37% corn. The extra age and corn provides some extra sweetness to calm the ‚Äùbite‚Äù of the younger rye for a relationship that works.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points – This blend of straight rye whiskeys has a light amber hue and a scent redolent of brown sugar and baked apple, plus a fleeting sarsaparilla note. Most of the allspice and oak flavor comes through on the long finish. At 92 proof, this rye feels relatively hot; mix into Sazeracs and other cocktails.