Highspire Pure Rye Whiskey
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Highspire
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • marshmallow
  • rye
  • fruit
  • toasted oak
  • smoky
  • orange peel
  • pepper

Highspire

Pure Rye Whiskey (0.7l, 40%)
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Character Goatson
A fresh, youthful Whiskey delivering fruit-forward and woody notes.

Highspire Pure Rye Whiskey takes its name and inspiration from Robert Wilson — who founded the namesake spirit and the Wilson Distilling Company in Pennsylvania in 1823. Experienced California winemaker Austin Hope has worked to bring back the spirit of Wilson’s signature Whiskey with a winemaker’s twist.

Pure Rye Whiskey has 100% rye grain in the mash (95% rye, 5% malted rye). Rye is notoriously tricky, so even high-rye Whiskey normally includes at least a bit of barley to jump-start the fermentation process. This is a young Whiskey — aged 130 days. But it sips like an older spirit. That’s because Highspire ages the spirit is ex-Wine barrels from Austin’s winery. In addition, they put charred oak staves inside the barrels. The combination yields a fruit-froward Rye with a hint of smoke… and when have you ever heard that?
  • Category Rye
  • Country United States
  • Region Kentucky
  • Distillery Highspire
  • Style Rye Whiskey
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Medium Amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose has tropical fruits and dried rye grains with a bit of vanilla, marshmallow, and spice.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Mixed wood notes abound on the palate, blooming into crisp fruits and sultanas.

Finish
The finish is sharp with strong notes of wood shavings.
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  • spicy
  • vanilla
  • marshmallow
  • rye
  • fruit
  • toasted oak
  • smoky
  • orange peel
  • pepper
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Rye - think of it as Bourbon's edgier cousin. It’s known for what many call a spicy or fruity flavor. Rye (distilled from at least 51% Rye) is not on the sweet side and tends to have a spicier body. That’s why the character of a cocktail made from Rye, instead of Bourbon, is drier.
A decade ago there were only 6 brands of Rye Whiskey hailing from Kentucky, nowadays there are more than 50!
George Washington famously loved his Rye Whiskey. In fact, after he served as the first president of the United States, he returned to his farm at Mount Vernon and started a small Rye distillery of his own.
Rye sparked the first revolution after the American Independence. It was called the Whiskey Rebellion, and it arose when the government tried to tax Whiskey and enforce the taxation on distillers. The lesson here? Don't mess with a Whiskey drinker's dram.
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