A big nose of cinnamon stick, clove, vanilla, peppermint, caramelized sugar, and dried fruit. Very spicy, with cinnamon, crisp mint, and fennel, underlying sweet notes of caramel, molasses, vanilla, macaroon, cocoa, and candied fruit. Takes hold with huge rye spice, cinnamon, orange rind, and vanilla, and it lingers for ages. Great neat, with a little water, or on the rocks. The high rye mash bill also makes Rendezvous Rye perfect in one of the classic cocktails made with rye, like a Manhattan, an Old Fashioned, or a Sazerac.
A sensational offering of a younger rye blended with a much older rye made from both rye and barley malt mashbill ... this is a sweet, smoky, spicy, flamboyant whiskey that is full, rich and intense, but not the least bit harsh. Just about everything I have tasted from High West in Park City, Utah is impressive.