Rendezvous Rye

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Rendezvous® Rye is our flagship whiskey is now available as a seasonal and limited release that has evolved to include more of our own coveted High West pot still rye! Collect each year’s release to taste through the aromatic and flavor nuances that we will leverage year to year to bring you unparalleled quality product! 

Almost every other straight rye whiskey you can buy today is barely legal, with 51-53% rye in the mash bill. Not Rendezvous® Rye. It honors the way rye whiskey used to be made, with a high rye content and full, uncompromised flavor. With Rendezvous® Rye, you get a taste of authentic rye whiskey. We hope you enjoy it. 

Item Details

How to Enjoy

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.

The Name

Rendezvous® Rye is named after the annual summer gathering of mountain men known as the "rendezvous."

Back Label Story

There's a first time for everything. From the first snowfall of the year to your first camping trip, there's something truly visceral, and dare we say, magical about the first time. Rendezvous Rye is our first whiskey and thus named after the "Rendezvous," the first recorded whiskey fest out west, and 1820's mountain man gathering in Wyoming and Utah's cache valley that turned whiskey into the first of endless possibilities.

We blend Rendezvous from straight rye whiskeys with high rye mashbills that give it a unique botanical & spice character, with notes of honey, mint, molasses, and dried fruit for good measure. Rendezvous is not chill filtered, a unique choice that keeps its natural oils intact and allows for a full-bodied finish.

Limited supply for a reason. Enjoy now or let it dust over and become a relic.

"Ride fast, but stop for every Rendezvous." - Unknown

Technical Details

Ratio of whiskeys: top secret!
Filtration: not chill-filtered, or carbon treated.

TTB Designation

A blend of straight rye whiskies

Proof & ABV

ABV: 46%
92 Proof

Age(s), Distilled by & Mashbill(s)

A blend of older Straight Rye whiskeys ranging in age from 4 to 9 years.
Straight Rye whiskeys:
95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP
80% rye, 20% malted rye from High West Distillery

Barrel Type(s)

New, charred white American oak barrels

Sensory Notes

NOSE: Poached pear, bitter orange, ground ginger, lavender, wet sandalwood, tanned leather on a well-used wooden work bench
TASTE: Persimmon, dried apricot, snickerdoodle, ginger chews, walnut sauce, spiced caramels in a cedar gift box
FINISH: Cocoa nibs, allspice, toasted oak

Product Reviews & Awards

94 Points- Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
95 Points- Malt Advocate Magazine
95 Points - Whiskey Advocate
96 Points (Exceptional)-Wine Enthusiast
Best Rye Whiskey- 2010 American Distilling Institute Craft Whiskey Competition