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    High West ryes

    Just met with a representative from High West. For the record, here's a breakdown of the sources of their products

    Double Rye = 2yr HW rye and 16yr LDI rye
    Rendezvous = 6yr (either HW or LDI, can't remember) and 16yr LDI
    16yr = LDI
    21yr = Barton rye aged in used cask

    The 21yr is about to have its last bottling. 16yr is gone forever, get it while you can.

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    Re: High West ryes

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    Just met with a representative from High West. For the record, here's a breakdown of the sources of their products

    Double Rye = 2yr HW rye and 16yr LDI rye
    Rendezvous = 6yr (either HW or LDI, can't remember) and 16yr LDI
    16yr = LDI
    21yr = Barton rye aged in used cask

    The 21yr is about to have its last bottling. 16yr is gone forever, get it while you can.
    Hey SNC, I've heard Dave Perkins make numerous statements on High West and I don't think that's quite right, unless the formulas have changed, which would surprise me greatly.

    I believe Double Rye is 2 yr LDI and 16 yr Barton.
    Rendezvous is 6 year LDI and 16 year Barton.
    I'm pretty sure the 16 year is Barton.

    I don't believe they market their own rye in any of the sourced products, only on its own, such as with the OMG Rye.
    Last edited by sku; 04-10-2012 at 12:10.

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    The formulas could have indeed changed but he was insistent that the 2yr was their own distillate. According to him they have been distilling since 2004 (legally)

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    Re: High West ryes

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    The formulas could have indeed changed but he was insistent that the 2yr was their own distillate. According to him they have been distilling since 2004 (legally)
    Interesting, though I must say I have gotton bad information from brand reps in the past, so I wouldn't take it to the bank. We do have a HW guy on the board so maybe he'll jump in. And I'm pretty sure your guy was wrong about the 16 (which was just one batch and not changed) so that makes me skeptical of the others.

    I know you're just reporting this and not necessarilly vouching; I just thought I'd share what I know about it.

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    Re: High West ryes

    I think they started distilling in 2007 ?

    Steffen

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    I think I need to start voice recording every meeting I have with any representative of any distillery LOL

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    Re: High West ryes

    High West actually has/had two very different 16-year-old ryes.

    The Rocky Mountain 16 and Rendezvous use the same 16-year-old whiskey. It is a high rye content whiskey with a mash bill of 80% rye, 10% barley malt and 10% corn. The other 16 which is used in the Double Rye and Bourye has a mash bill of 53% rye, 37% corn and 10% barley malt.

    I do know that the 16 year Rocky Mountain Rye is one of the finest whiskeys I have ever had.
    Last edited by LostBottle; 04-10-2012 at 12:58.

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    Re: High West ryes

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    I think I need to start voice recording every meeting I have with any representative of any distillery LOL
    Well, there is just one constant in your interviews...Just sayin'
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    Re: High West ryes

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Well, there is just one constant in your interviews...Just sayin'
    Yes... I'm always drinking during them

    Give me a little while, I took a picture of their sell sheet which will confirm the mashbills. I do think there was a slight error in there

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    Re: High West ryes

    Damn, the sell sheet indicates LDI is the 2-yr rye being put into the Double Rye, however that completely contradicts the statement by the rep. He indeed claimed it was their 2yr distillate. Either he was wrong or they haven't updated their sales material.

    Double Rye = 2yr 95/5(malt) rye, 16 yr 53/37(corn) rye

    Rendezvous = 6yr 95/5 rye, 16yr 80/10(corn)/10(malt) rye

    He did at some point say 16 yr LDI... I wonder if he was just messing his facts up. I didn't really pay attention to the fact sheet while we was talking to me.

 

 

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