About High West 21 Year Old Rocky Mountain Rye Whiskey
High West Rocky Mountain Rye 21 Year Old isn’t technically rye whiskey since it wasn’t aged in new, but rather refill barrels. But it is whiskey distilled from rye. It’s also incredibly rare for an American whiskey to reach such age. The thing is, this impressive spirit is almost extinct, so finding a bottle is almost Ethan Hunt’s level of impossible. Its character is sweet, hot, and spicy. Pretty spectacular stuff.
"After a tour of a distillery in Scotland," says Perkins, the owner of High West Distillery, "we went out to dinner, and they brought us a dessert of honeydew drizzled with peated syrup. That was the most unusual, delicious, and memorable ending to a dinner I've ever had." Inspired by the sweet and smoky flavor profile of his Scottish dessert, Perkins concocted a diabolical scheme to create the same balance of flavors at his distillery in Park City, Utah.
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As American as the bald eagle, rye whiskey was first brewed in the American Northeast in the 1600s. Even George Washington distilled it after leaving the Oval Office, so there’s no way of denying its origin.
It’s distinguished from bourbon for its original and unique spicy notes.
By law, rye whiskey must be made from at least 51% rye grain, aged in new and charred oak barrels for at least two years, and bottled at no more than 62,5% ABV.
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