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    High West: Rendezvous vs Double Rye vs Son of Bourye

    I have yet to sample any of these, and I'm thinking I'll pick up one of them over the holiday. I'm currently leaning towards the Rendezvous based on a few reviews I've read, but I'm not completely committed to it yet. I'd love to get some thoughts on these from the SB rye collective.
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    High West: Rendezvous vs Double Rye vs Son of Bourye

    I haven't had SoB, but both DR and RR are very good. I prefer the aged flavor of the Rendezvous as it has more 16 year old rye in the blend. For reference, I like Ritt 100 BiB and Willet 3/4/5 Year, but I still like RR and DR better. Neither is as spicy as Ritt or Willet, but the aging really enhances the flavor. Currently, its my favorite rye among the ones I've tried, including WTR101. I've yet to taste my THH or WhistlePig, but they're a bit pricier.

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    Re: High West: Rendezvous vs Double Rye vs Son of Bourye

    Agree, the DR & RR are both very good over a single cube.

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    Re: High West: Rendezvous vs Double Rye vs Son of Bourye

    Not much to add other than to say Rendezvous would be my pick of the litter, too.

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    +1 for Rendezvous. My favorite of the standard non-exotic / non-ultra aged ryes.
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    High West: Rendezvous vs Double Rye vs Son of Bourye

    I love me some Rendezvous, the 16 yr rye had a ton of influence in the overall flavor negating the typical LDI flavors...

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    Re: High West: Rendezvous vs Double Rye vs Son of Bourye

    I went to a High West tasting event recently and we tasted 7 different products, including the 21 YO. My favorite was the Rendezvous.

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    Re: High West: Rendezvous vs Double Rye vs Son of Bourye

    Thanks for the input, folks. Turns out a friend has all three, so I'm going to get a chance to do a little try before I buy.

    However, I'm pretty sure that I'll end up picking up the Rendezvous, since your opinions are in line with what I've read elsewhere.

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    Re: High West: Rendezvous vs Double Rye vs Son of Bourye

    Quote Originally Posted by jtgraves View Post
    However, I'm pretty sure that I'll end up picking up the Rendezvous, since your opinions are in line with what I've read elsewhere.
    Since you're going in to the tasting with a bias I suggest you ask your friend to pour the samples blind.

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    Re: High West: Rendezvous vs Double Rye vs Son of Bourye

    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    Since you're going in to the tasting with a bias I suggest you ask your friend to pour the samples blind.
    Good call. We don't often taste blind, but I think this is a perfect time to do it. It's hard not to have a bias after a bit of research, but, as always, I'm most interested in getting the rye that I enjoy the most.

 

 

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