High West Bottled in Bond Rye Whiskey
* Note: This article uses information from the U.S. Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Whiskey labels are approved by the TTB weeks or months ahead of their release and public announcement, so details about pricing and availability aren’t available yet. Furthermore, any proof statements on the label may be placeholders and might change before the official release announcement. However, everything else on the label will appear as it does here, so this gives us a great early look at an upcoming release.
High West Bottled in Bond Rye Whiskey is an upcoming rye whiskey from High West. Slated to hit shelves in late 2023 or early 2024, it joins High Country as the only two whiskeys in the High West portfolio that are produced entirely in-house without any sourced components. It is the first bottled in bond whiskey released by the distillery.
While we don’t yet know the mashbill for this release, both Double Rye and Rendezvous rye feature a 80% rye, 20% malted rye component that is distilled by High West, so it’s likely that the distillery has chosen the same recipe here.
Bottled-in-Bond bourbons are produced under strict regulations, including being distilled in a single distilling season at one distillery, aged in a federally bonded warehouse for at least four years, and bottled at 100 proof (50% alcohol by volume).