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High West Very Rare 21 Year Old Rocky Mountain Rye Whiskey (750ml)

Park City, Utah, UNITED STATES
$999. 00 Bottle
$11988.00 Dozen
ABV: 53%
Batch No.1 of a now incredibly rare High West bottling. One only.
Produced from a mash bill of 53% Rye, 37% Corn and 10% Malted Barley, this sourced whiskey (rumoured to be from Barton or LDI) was aged for over two decades in second fill (used) barrels, so technically it's not legally a “Rye.” (Almost all American-made whiskies are aged exclusively in new oak). Old oak as opposed to new oak means less wood influence allowing rye's peppery spice to shine through. Even better, it's non chill filtered.

Other reviews... If there was a dessert whiskey this would be it - smooth and sweet with a hint of spice. Smooth. So smooth. I can’t say it enough. It’s hard to believe this is 92 proof. It’s also hard to believe it’s even a rye and aged for 21 years in a barrel. It’s light in color and low on spice. I could drink this all day every day - I’d stock my shelves with this if it was available and more reasonably priced. This is an impeccably balanced whiskey with a delicious flavor profile. I find the Sazerac 18 to be subtle - this is like an even more subtle version of that. Don’t get me wrong, this is a phenomenal whiskey. However, the 21 years are not absolutely obvious, and it has less spice than I typically want in a rye. 53% Alc./Vol.
- breakingbourbon.com