High West Rendezvous Rye (Batch 18426), 46%
Price: $70 ● Issue: Spring 2020 ● Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton
This blend of straight ryes is fruit-forward on the nose, with red berries, grape Pixy Stix, sweet orange, canned pineapple, and shredded coconut, along with almond extract, baking spice, and herbs. There's more fruit on the palate—strawberry, orange, lemon, pomegranate—and a full panoply of baking spices and black pepper. Fragrant nuttiness extends into the somewhat short finish, supported by oak and bitter chocolate.