Since High West doesn't have any mature whiskey ready to bottle yet, they're currently sourcing it from a other distilleries. So it's not quite Utah whiskey... yet, at least. Rendezvous is a vatting of a of a 6-year 95% rye distilled by LDI in Indiana and a 16-year 80% rye distilled by the Barton/Tom Moore Distillery in Kentucky.
I'll cut to the chase: this is an excellent rye. I think part of the reason I like it so much is because the flavor isn't overwhelmed with spices (I was shocked to later discover the very high rye content -- it doesn't taste like that to me). The rye is noticeable enough to be a "rye" without being overwhelmingly so, and the whiskey is sweet and full. Honeyed and nutty. What I really like is how rich the palate is, it's almost like a cask-strength richness and mouthfeel... without being cask-strength. Spice shows the most in the finish. Very drinkable and very good stuff!
The nose is rye spice with rose petals. The palate is a full on rye attack, and a buttery mouthfeel with just a bit of underlying sweetness. You can really feel that these are high rye content mash bills. I have had several batches and they have all been excellent. A/A-