High West Rendezvous Rye (70cl) Whiskey

American Whiskey • 70cl • 46%
Product details
High West Rendezvous Rye (70cl)
Country American Whiskey
Distillery/Brand High West
Style Rye Whiskey

Rendezvous Rye (70cl)

Boy howdy, sure does smell like darn good rye whiskey around these parts! Well golly, no wonder it does when there's High West Rendezvous Rye from Utah up in here!

With a very high rye content in its mash bill, Rendezvous Rye is an authentic, spicy blend of that makes one heck of a Manhattan as well as being brilliant by itself.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Rustic notes of oak and fruit, a little menthol. Slightly grassy, followed by sweeter notes of toffee and classic vanilla.

Palate Oak spices, pepper and even some chillies. Needles to say, it's rather spicy. Deep inside you'll find a little treasure cove of sweetness, but then it's back to the savoury notes from the nose.

Finish The heat continues from the palate (how could it not?) with fresh oak and tea leaves.

Overall A surprising rye whiskey, unique and very enjoyable.

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for High West Rendezvous Rye (70cl)
Not bat 2017 batch. Warning 2021 batch onwards.
Not bad, the younger of the 2 rye's in the blend could be a tad less rough around the edges but with the older sweeter rye balaces it nicey makin it feel more like a black pepper heat than a fusile one. And when I say sweet the older rye is really sweet.

Overall this is sweet, the rye bread notes are subdued, with a big cracked black peper hit & medium to short finish.

MoM confirmed to me the vintige I bought recently was btl'd in 2017, a word of warning though if you do your research online batches btl'd from 2021 onwards have had the older rye in the blend nered in age...
Master of Malt Customer
9 months ago
Big fan
Rendezvous Rye was recommended to me by my local specialist whisky retailer -- and it didn't disappoint! I've bought several bottles since (although it's getting harder to find over here). It's served me well both as a sipping whisky and in cocktails.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
medicinal overtones should not be allowed on the top shelf. I don't know where they get off charging what they do for this bottle. it in no way compares with a russels reserve single barrel 110proof for example. I would avoid blends altogether if that is what the problem is here. at this point in my whiskey drinking career I've only liked the knobb creek 100 rye, but I won't be going back to rye I don't think it is for me.
Master of Malt Customer
4 years ago
This is a superb rye whiskey. For some reason is becoming increasingly difficult to find in Australia —- mifune Grambas
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
Must try
excellent whisky
Master of Malt Customer
6 years ago
Smooth & Delicious
If you're looking for a rye with that "wow" factor, then stop here. Simply one of the smoothest, easiest drinking ryes on the planet. Warning, this bottle will disappear quickly once opened!
Eric , United States
7 years ago
excellent rye, do yourself a favour and at least order a sample...
one of the best rye's on a budget, you'll be looking at spending much more to get anything better, especially with the mark up that bourbon has in UK...

and as previous reviewers have mentioned High West is and always was very honest about where they source their whiskey from, hopefully anyone reading reviews won't be discouraged because of someone who not only doesn't know such basic info but also posts reviews without actually trying the whiskey he's "reviewing"
anon , United Kingdom
8 years ago
When it's this good, does it really matter where it's sourced from???
Of course it doesn't. Just to be clear - this is a blend of young LDI and old Barton sourced rye whiskeys and High West has been nothing but straight honest about that fact from the beginning.

All that said - this is a FANTASTIC rye that just edges out Sazerac 6yo as my favorite affordable rye whiskey. It's a brilliant and masterful blend with an expressive rye / butterscotch nose and a delightful rye, caramel, citrus taste that finishes with more rye just a touch of white pepper. Excellent on every level and worth every damn bit of coin.
Cole , United States
9 years ago
One of the mest LDI ryes out there
I do not know why the other review only gave it a rating of 2, probably based on the fact that HW RR is from LDI and Barton distillery. All information you can easily find on High West's website.

Masterfully blended by High West. In my opinion it is one of the best ryes available in Europe. You're in for a treat!
Mads , Denmark
9 years ago
Not distilled at High West
Please note that this is not distilled at High West Distillery. For now, High West is a non-distiller producer. They buy their whisky from the Lawrenceburg Indiana industrial facility, which supplies bourbon and rye to many NDPs, including, most notoriously, Bulleit.
James A , United States
9 years ago