that doesnt sound bad
on your rye whiskey front, you can taste this at Chat's on Capitol Hill on saturday from 3-6
High West Rendezvous Rye (Park City, Utah) $45.99
With an unusual make-up of old and young whiskies and very high rye content, Rendezvous Rye has an incredible flavor profile that earned it Malt Advocates "Top 10 Whiskey of 2008" and what John Hansell, Malt Advocate Editor, calls "Great Price, compared to other premium rye whiskies."
Wow, that sounds neat. There seem to be a few "western" ryes around, invoking the cowboy/western boomtown days. In order to be called a rye whiskey, it has to be at least 51% rye in origin. The Wild Turkey I had was 65%, and the Rendezvous is "blended from two exotic straight rye whiskies (a 6-year-old that is 95% rye and a 16-year-old that is 80% rye)".
Okay, add it to my list of "gotta try". Anyone that likes whiskey owe it to themselves to try some of these ryes that are the foundation of the art in the US.