High West Rendezvous Rye ex-bourbon [Mystery]

Ethanized Mystery 2 Sunny Meadow.jpg

Thanks to /u/Ethanized for sending me these mystery samples.

We’re onto the second of the mystery samples, each named after Ethanized wandered into the wilderness, not to be seen for not but 20 minutes, coming out with peace and a sad look, extolling the wisdom he had learned: “Bug bites itch”.

A man of few words, he spread this knowledge onto me, in the only way he knows (barring interpretive dance): Mystery samples.

This is the second. The first was a brandy, and therefore my soul is stained forever. Let’s see if I can come close on figuring out Sunny Meadow.

High West Rendezvous Rye ex-bourbon 2.jpgPrice: N/A at the LCBO

Region: Utah

Cask Types: Virgin oak, then finished in ex-bourbon barrels for 2.5 years

Barrel # 956

Abv: 53.5%

Colour: 2.5YR 5/10

Nose: Caramel, butter, dead leaves, nutmeg, malt, nectarine

Hmm, definitely a bourbon. There’s a distinct vegetal note. No orange, no rye…

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