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High West 16 year old Rocky Mountain Rye (Batch #1), 46%

Price: $80 Issue: Fall 2009 Reviewer: John Hansell

Made from a mash containing a whopping 80% rye. The antithesis of the 21 year old reviewed above. This is one bold rye whiskey which gets more powerful as it develops on the palate. It's crisp, clean, and very spicy (cool mint, hot cinnamon), with molasses, caramel, honey, golden raisin, kiwi, coconut shavings, and a dusting of cocoa. A lighter-weight whiskey when compared to High West's flagship Rendezvous Rye, but this whiskey throws a mean punch!