High West Double Rye! Quady Black Muscat finish Premier Fine Wines and Liquor pick

Thanks to /u/ScotchChick for the sample. So let’s start High West Double Rye! That’s not me being excited, just the name of the whiskey. That’s a mixture of 2-year-old rye and 16-year-old rye, each sourced from a different company. This was made before they started adding in their own rye. Or is that Rendezvous now? I think that’s RR. None the less, we start with those. Then… Continue reading High West Double Rye! Quady Black Muscat finish Premier Fine Wines and Liquor pick

High West 14 Light – Very Rare

Thanks to /u/throwboats for the sample. The word ‘Light’ really has been kicked around. It’s either some diet thing that didn’t learn from the 90s that diet things aren’t helpful in losing weight or some form of pop that has zero calories but doesn’t taste quite right. So when I originally heard about High West 14 Light – Very Rare, I wasn’t wowed. Turns out that Light Whiskey… Continue reading High West 14 Light – Very Rare

High West Yippee Ki-Yay

Had a tasting. Didn’t have a set idea. Just brought out whiskies we wanted to drink. Like we should. I decided upon High West Yippee Ki-Yay. Why? Because something this odd needs to be savoured. But what is High West Yippee Ki-Yay? The name would denote using ex-bean casks and potentially quoting Blazing Saddles while it ages. I don’t know about the second part. I assume that’s… Continue reading High West Yippee Ki-Yay

High West Midwinter Nights Dram – Act 5

Thanks to /u/devoz for the sample. With a yell from the High West Distillery there was a call: Go, Philostrate, Stir up the American whiskey fans to merriment; And we can guess that Philostrate went and then came back moments later and just said “Why not release another Midwinter Nights Dram instead?” And they did, because that’s easier than sending a faerie round the world to… Continue reading High West Midwinter Nights Dram – Act 5

High West Double Rye! Manhattan Finish Barrel 2934

Thank you to /u/Throzen for sharing this one with all of us. Manhattans are my fathers and my drink of choice. Here’s the thing: My father tried one of these back when he was 18. Legally, in Quebec, at the World’s Fair. And he loved it so much, he knew it was his drink. Well, he knew that 30 years later when someone served one as good… Continue reading High West Double Rye! Manhattan Finish Barrel 2934

High West Rendezvous Rye Boulevardier Finish

Thanks to /u/Saba007 for sharing this one with us. I have a bit of a confession. No, I am not the most recent person to be taken down in the Hollywood scandals. I’m not close enough to being famous enough. Oh, and I’m also not a creep. I know that comes as a surprise, however my crass, edgy jokes are just that: Jokes. It can be hard… Continue reading High West Rendezvous Rye Boulevardier Finish

High West Rendezvous Rye ex-bourbon [Mystery]

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… Continue reading High West Rendezvous Rye ex-bourbon [Mystery]

High West Midwinter Night Dram Act 4.1

Thanks to /u/theslicknick6 for the sample High West Midwinter Night Dram Act 4.1 is a blend of straight rye whiskeys. The rye whiskeys range from 5 – 20 years old, and this whiskey is released yearly, with a new act coming out each year. The whiskey is aged in new, charred, white American oak and then finished in French oak port barrels. The name is a play Midsummer’s… Continue reading High West Midwinter Night Dram Act 4.1

High West Rocky Mountain Rye Very Rare 16 and 21 Rye

Thanks to /u/devoz for the sample of the 16 year. I’ve recently been asked to stop reviewing bourbon. As such, I sat down and reviewed three of them, with breaks in between. All of them turned out to be ryes, all with different mashbills. It was fun. You should try it some time. Today I’m combining two of the reviews into one, as these two oddities… Continue reading High West Rocky Mountain Rye Very Rare 16 and 21 Rye

High West Double Rye! (Manhattan, Ex-Campfire, and Bourbon Finish) [Triple Review]

Thanks to /u/LetThereBeR0ck and /u/cnbrown313 Recently High West sold off their distillery. And thus, it’s time to start saying, before anyone else, say it’s gone bad and time to grab all the whiskies while you still can. That’s right folks. In no way will the old company be the same way as it ever has been. It’s all screwed. Run for the hills. Hide all the… Continue reading High West Double Rye! (Manhattan, Ex-Campfire, and Bourbon Finish) [Triple Review]

High West Midwinter Night’s Dram – Acts 2.1 & 3.2

Thanks to /u/devoz and /u/stinkysauce for these samples. Hey… about to hit 750 total reviews. That’s 3/4 of 1000, and like… a lot. I should do something special. Not like “short bus special”, because that movie was awesome and you should watch it. Just not with your parents. There’s a lot of sex in it. No, rather special like… something people give a shit about. Or I… Continue reading High West Midwinter Night’s Dram – Acts 2.1 & 3.2