Four Roses Single Barrel
Nose: Rye spice, Caramel, Vanilla, chocolate, raisins, flowers, light oak
Palate: Vanilla, light spice, honey and maple syrup, ripe fruit (peaches, plums, pears, cherries), smooth and mouth coating
Finish : Smooth and long finish, with a lingering spice that picks up on the finish (more than on the immediate palate), old leather, and fruit.
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Compass Box Hedonisim
Nose: Cocoa Butter, pastry cream, oak, vanilla, light citrus and spice
Palate: Cream and coconut, Cherries, spice, light oak , cocoa, faint cereal notes, Silky mouthfeel
Finish: Lingering and smooth, light oak and vanilla
High West Rendezvous Rye
This expression of High West is a blend of a 16-year-old rye from Barton Distillery and a 6-year-old LDI (now MGP) rye. The LDI Rye being a 95% rye mashbill and the Barton being an 80% rye mashbill
Nose: Rye spice, cinnamon stick, clove, vanilla, peppermint, and burned sugar, green apple
Color: Medium Gold
Palate: Pronounced rye spice, cinnamon, clove, mint, vanilla, caramel, and candied fruit.
Finish: Medium length finish with pronounced lingering rye spice, cinnamon, clove and vanilla.
High West Double Rye
This expression of High West is made up of a blend of a 2-year-old Rye made by LDI (now MGP) and a 16 year old made by Barton Distillery. The LDI Rye being a 95% rye mashbill and the Barton being a 53% rye mashbill.
Nose: Soft, light rye nose, botanicals, menthol, mint.
Color: light to Medium Gold
Palate: Medium Rye forward flavor, pepper, clove, honey, caramel, licorice. The young rye definitely commands this dram and its youth really comes through on the palate.
Finish: Medium length finish with soft lingering rye spice.
High West Midwinter Nights Dram
This is a fairly limited release whiskey that starts with High West Rendezvous Rye, which is then finished in used Quady port barrels and new French oak barrels.
Nose: The rye forms a beautiful base of vanilla, caramel and cinnamon; the port barrels enhance with plums and dried fruits; the French oak provides a spice accent.
Color: Burnished Bronze
Palate: Like Christmas in a bottle. A full on Christmas plum pudding, crème brulee’ with dried fruits a nd mulling spices
Finish: Lingering notes of dried fruits, clove, cinnamon and mulling spice.