High West Distillery was founded in 2006 by David Perkins and his wife, Jane. David, a former biochemist, was inspired to open his own distillery after seeing the parallels between the fermentation and distilling process and his own work in biochemistry during a trip to a whiskey distillery in Kentucky. In 2004, David and his family relocated to Park City, Utah to begin their new venture, where they began distilling in 2007.
Double Rye! is a marriage of straight rye whiskies sourced from multiple distilleries that combines the deep warm spiciness of the younger 2 year old rye (mash bill 95% rye, 5% barley) with the more relaxed sweetness of the older 16 year old rye. Notes of cinnamon, clove, pine and liquorice root follow on to mint, smooth vanilla, caramel and some botanical spice. A beautiful rye and a must try for all rye lovers.