Our inaugural whiskey commemorates the first recorded whiskey-fest out West. From 1825 to 1840, the rendezvous was the annual summer gathering of mountain men to exchange pelts for supplies. Alcohol was not one of the supplies at the first rendezvous. This oversight was quickly corrected with a generous supply of whiskey at the second rendezvous in Utahs Cache Valley (and all subsequent rendezvous!). In this tradition of importing whiskey from back East, we craft Rendezvous Rye® from straight rye whiskeys with high rye mashbills (see highwest.com for technical details and sourcing.). A higher proportion of malted rye gives Rendezvous a unique flavor profile with notes of spicy cinnamon, caramel, honey, molasses, dried fruit, and vanilla. Rendezvous Rye® is not chill filtered, a cosmetic step used to remove the natural oils that cause a haze when whiskey gets cold. This also removes flavor, texture, and the lingering finish we really enjoy. If you see a harmless haze in Rendezvous Rye®, just swirl the bottle and it will go away.
Double Rye! is a blend of two different rye whiskeys. It is also crafted to be twice as spicy (think cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves) as your average rye whiskey. The exclamation point is to signify our aim with this whiskey: showcase the beauty that is rye and create the spiciest rye whiskey in the world. We think we did that. The younger rye (sourced by High West) is produced on a column still and tastes of cinnamon, clove, anise, eucalyptus buttons, and evergreen gin-like flavors. The older rye (distilled by High West) made using a pot still adds a richer, bolder character and just enough caramel sweetness and woody vanilla richness to calm the bite of the younger rye. The resulting combination is bold, balanced, complex and perfect for mixing. We recommend trying a Double Rye!® Manhattan or Old Fashioned - its also absolutely superb for sipping alone or sharing with other cowboys and good-looking strangers.
Great in cocktails, but has the complexity to stand on its own. American Prairie Bourbon is named after the American Prairie Reserve, a group working to create the largest wildlife reserve in the lower 48 states. Our American Prairie is a carefully crafted blend of straight bourbons at least 2 years old, making a great sipper and thoughtful persons whiskey.
Campfire Whiskey® is the world's finest blend of scotch, bourbon and rye whiskeys. The peated Scotch whisky in this blend offers a delightful smoky note, reminiscent of a campfire. It is also best enjoyed round a blazing campfire to warm up, wind down your day, share stories, and deepen friendships.