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    Re: High West ryes

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    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.
    Maybe you misheard or he misspoke and was talking about the 12-year old rye, which is LDI as far as I know. My understanding was that that was the oldest LDI rye around.

    Also, if you look at the HW website's notes on the 12-year old, http://www.highwest.com/spirits/12-year-old-rye/ it says that LDI was using a 52% rye recipe in the early 80's and changed it gradually over time to the 95% in the early 90's. It did pass through an 80% rye phase, but being that HW's products didn't start showing up until 2008, that would mean that the 16yo rye would have been distilled around 1992, which sounds to me from the HW description was after LDI's mashbill changed to 95%.
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    Re: High West ryes

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post
    Maybe you misheard or he misspoke and was talking about the 12-year old rye, which is LDI as far as I know. My understanding was that that was the oldest LDI rye around.
    There was no discussion of a 12yr rye...

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    Re: High West ryes

    Quote Originally Posted by StraightNoChaser View Post
    There was no discussion of a 12yr rye...
    That is because this stuff is long gone, there were only 5 barrels. Aaron is correct, this is an LDI rye that was accidentally aged for an extended period.

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    Re: High West ryes

    The 53/37 is Four Roses

    I think the 80/10/10 is Barton ?

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    Re: High West ryes

    Quote Originally Posted by macdeffe View Post
    The 53/37 is Four Roses

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    FOUR ROSES RYE????!!!!!! Are you trying to start a revolution??

    The high rye bourbon FR makes is 60/35, but their lower rye 75/20 is what I believe is used in Son of Bourye as well as the original Bourye.
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    Re: High West ryes

    Steffen, in regards to 4R, I think you might be confusing the rye with some of the bourbon they used for their Bourye or Son of Boureye.
    Last edited by LostBottle; 04-10-2012 at 13:35.

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    Re: High West ryes

    Sorry :-) No revolutions today from me, I think I mixed it up with the bourbon from the Bourye

    Steffen

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWF View Post
    FOUR ROSES RYE????!!!!!! Are you trying to start a revolution??

    The high rye bourbon FR makes is 60/35, but their lower rye 75/20 is what I believe is used in Son of Bourye as well as the original Bourye.
    Oh boy

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    Re: High West ryes

    I found this from Notamormon in old thread

    And for some fun facts: High West doesn't just blend old and young whiskey from one distillery (LDI). We actually have whiskeys from Four Roses, Barton, and LDI. Rendezvous blends 6yo LDI with 16yo Barton. Double Rye! blends 2yo LDI and 16 year old Barton. The fun part is, the 16yo's have different mashbills. In Rendezvous, the 16yo has 80% rye, 10% corn, and 10% malt. This was a real shocker to people to know there was an older rye with that high of a rye mashbill. The 16yo in Double Rye has a more conventional rye whiskey mashbill with 53% rye, 37% corn, and 10% malt. Was I lucky when I sourced these? Very! And Bourye is a blend of Four Roses, LDI, and Barton.
    Steffen, sorry for all the confusion

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    Steffen, thanks for re-posting that. Notamormon is the man himself, David Perkins, so it seems this is confirmation that both the 16s are from Barton.

 

 

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