High West 21
Added on Sunday, Oct 18, 2009 at 09:40 AM
  Bottler: High West
  Age: 21 yrs Type: American
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Rye
  ABV: 46.00 % Region: Kentucky
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only

Made by the Tom Moore/Barton distillery from a mashbill of 53% rye, 37% corn, 10% barley.

Price was around $135 on initial release. 

Member Ratings and Notes
A softer version of the 16 year, less rye spice and more oak.  Still tasty but I prefer the strong attack of the 16 year as a hardcore rye fan.    
Nose:  Oak, candy, a bit of rust (but not in a bad way).
Palate:  Very Bourbony with understated rye spice, buttery and minty.
Finish:  Bourbon

Nice but not as bold and spicy as some of High West's other whiskeys.  Hey, for them, this is a low-rye mashbill.

[Tasted Batch 4] 

The least potent of the line of High West Whiskies and the most mellow.  Probably why I liked it the most.


I have limited experience with Ryes so don't compare my Rye scores to Malt scores.



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