High West Rendezvous (Batch 21030), 46%
Price: $70 ● Issue: Fall 2021 ● Reviewer: David Fleming
High West's flagship rye has transitioned from being a year-round offering to a limited seasonal release, containing 20% of High West's own-make malted rye. Dried flowers, new leather, orange peel, and spiced oak duel with sweeter flavors of gingerbread, pfeffernüsse, and mint chocolate-chip ice cream. Hot and spiced overall, with classic rye notes of dried herbs, tropical fruits, bitter chocolate, brown sugar, and caraway all holding court.