The 21yr is a Barton Rye in used cooperage. At the time of distillation they were trying a number of different mashbills (and, I believe, yeasts), the idea being that, after the tests results were logged, they'd dump the whiskeys into their Canadian program. This particular lot was so tasty, that they held on to it. There really wasn't a program to put it in...couldn't be called 'Straight', and Barton wasn't about to bottle 80-100 barrels as a one-off product. So, there it sat...until David happened upon it.
HIGH WEST DISTILLERY
Hope somebody in Saz marketing is paying attention.
Oh I wouldn't say devious actually, there's a certain amount of detente in marriage and we guys have to stick together.
I left a 375ml bottle of HW21 @ my parents place in SLC and next time I visited, my mom had already used it for cooking... Aargh!!!!!
She did say that it was good cooking wine...
Should've relabeled it as facial cleanser or something.
¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!
"As for the unimportance of age and as we already said here, we'll all start to believe them when they'll start to bottle old whisky without an age statement, not young whisky ;-).." -Serge Valentin