High West Silver Whiskey OMG Rye

White

High West // USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    2.9
    2 out of 5 stars
    ( 36 )

No, this isn't some whiskey marketed for millennials. OMG stands for Old MononGahela - a rye named for the river in western Pennsylvania (it's actually a bastardization of the Native American word Mechmenawungihilla, which means "falling banks"). It's an area that was not only the site of the 1794 Whiskey Rebellion, but the one considered at the forefront of whiskey production in the 1800s from the local rye, until various events all but wiped out production into the 20th century. High West has brought back that strain of rye, and this is our unaged entry into it, using 80%rye and 20% malted rye, while other batches are aged in barrels for future releases.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    67.0
  • White
    Distilled from a cereal mash bill comprised of any grain(s). Generally unaged except in the US, where it must age at least briefly in oak for an unspecified amount of time. Sometimes sold as "moonshine" although that is a misnomer.
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Tasting Notes

"This is a strong one, by golly! But what's fun about it, is the strength allows its pureness to shine through. The real essence of rye flavors - warm spice, spring herbs, white flower and cereal notes - have nowhere to hide. Ends in a clean, zingy citrus finish."

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