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Highline Spirits - Straight Whiskey, Triple Rye and American Whiskey - Review




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Highline Spirits

Straight Kentucky Whiskey

Aged 8 Years

Distilled in Kentucky

Highline Spirits - Dexter, Michigan

100 Proof

Mashbill: Undisclosed - Higher Malt Barley Content

Price: $50


Poured Neat in a Glencairn


Appearance: Gold


Nose: Subtle Cocoa, Light Fruits, Sweet Cream, Corn Flakes


Palate: Vanilla, Caramel, Cream


Finish: Lengthy, Sweet and Velvety


Library Rating: 7.7 / 10

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Highline Spirits

Triple Rye

Aged 5, 5.5 and 10 Years

Blended

Highline Spirits - Dexter, Michigan

97 Proof

Mashbill: Undisclosed - Blended

Price: $80


Poured Neat in a Glencairn


Appearance: Light Amber


Nose: Mint, Cream, Vanilla


Palate: Creamy, Chocolate, Slight Mint, Slight Dill, Sweet Spice


Finish: Easy Medium Linger with a nice Viscosity


Library Rating: 7.6 / 10

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The Details

Highline Spirits

American Whiskey

Aged 5, 6, 7 and 8 Years

Blended Bourbon & Wheat Whiskey

Finished in New American, Hungarian and French Toasted Oak

Highline Spirits - Dexter, Michigan

112 Proof

Mashbill: Undisclosed - Blended

Price: $140


Poured Neat in a Glencairn


Appearance: Light Amber


Nose: Toasted Almonds, Walnuts, Vanilla, Caramel and Nutmeg


Palate: Creamy Vanillas and Caramels, Touch of Honey, Sweet Cream and Nutmeg


Finish: Warm, Lingering and delighfully Viscous


Library Rating: 8.1 / 10


Overall: Let me just put this out there, there's far more whiskey blending going on in this country than most realize. It's an art and a true craft. I've had the honor of trying and reviewing many new brands throughout the past few years and I'm grateful for that honor. I am quite impressed with what's going on here at Highline Spirits out of Michigan. Higher age-statements and superb blending creates some flavorful and well rounded whiskies. While all three were delicious, the American Whiskey was my clear-cut winner of the trio. Some incredible complexity and flavors dancing around the palate from start to finish. Unfortunately, The Bourbon sample leaked in transit so I was unable to give it a review.


I strongly recommend checking out what's happening at Highline Spirits. As Founder, Christi Lower says, "Every bottle we craft is a labor of love..." and it most certainly shows.


Thank you, Christi and team for sending these to The Library for a chance to try. I appreciate the opportunity and the dedication and passion to the craft! Cheers ~Anthony

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