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Welcome back to The Cask! This is the seventh edition of The Cask and I welcome you back, after quite the hiatus, to review another fine Whiskey! If you missed the previous editions of The Cask or frankly forgot all about it, check it out here with a link to the past editions (there’s a couple other posts mixed in too, you’ll notice my consistent lead image):

Past Editions of The Cask

This past weekend I finished off a bottle I’ve been working on for a while and thought I’d share about it. Glad I’m back for another round, and hopefully you guys are enjoying them. (Before you say it, no that picture was not taken at the beginning of the weekend but about a month ago, yes, I can in fact read your mind sometimes)


Here we have a particularly unique distillery out west in the Mountains of Utah. They are pretty serious about being the only ski-in distillery/pub. So if you’re out in Utah - ski on over for some whiskey!

This particular bottle from High West Whiskey is their Double Rye. What’s a Double Rye you ask? Well, it’s a marriage of two different types of Rye. The first is a 2 year, the second is a 16 year. And it’s quite interesting. Whether the flavor is for you or not, you have to give these guys credit for making something with a unique flavor these days. The Whiskey market is awfully saturated so being different can be a good thing. Well, it’s time for some stats!

Price: $37.99 - Mid/High Level

This price is a bit high. Personally I don’t think it’s quite good enough for the money and I’d definitely pick something else for 38 bucks. I saw through google you can get it as low as $29.99. Now, that might make this whiskey really worth the cost.


Quality: Cocktail Maker - 3.5

If you remember from the last edition of The Cask, here’s the way I do the rankings, 1 being the best.

  1. Sipper
  2. Rocks Sipper
  3. Ice Sipper

3.5. Cocktail Maker

4. Mixer

I’ve never done a half point before and I’ve never labeled something a Cocktail Maker before. Like I said before, this was an interesting flavor. I thought it was a touch harsh straight, but then I made some Manhattan’s with it and LOVED them. I don’t want to label this a mixer because I know you guys will end up dismissing it as a “whiskey and coke” type of liquor and it’s better than that. It really is. It just doesn’t seem to make it’s best performance when it’s by itself.


Alright everyone, I have at least one more of these ready to write up, as always let me know what you think, what you want me to drink, and what you’ve been drinking!

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