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High Road Rye

Hard Truth High Road Rye brings the same flavor complexity that fans of the original, barrel-strength Hard Truth Sweet Mash Rye Whiskey have grown to expect, but at an easy-to-drink 93-proof that’s perfect for every level of whiskey lover.
Crafted for long evenings with favored companions, quiet nights by the fire, and any notable moment of Truth, the High Road is a route worth taking.

High Road Rye




High Road Rye

Spirit Specs

  • Small batch (30 barrel)
  • Mash bill: 55% rye, 36% corn, 9% malted barley
  • Bottled at 93 proof (46.5% ABV)
  • Available in 750 mL bottles
  • Appearance

    Deep copper
  • Aroma

    Apricot jam, honey, baking spice, and graham cracker
  • Taste

    Rich vanilla, maple, custard, and spice that coat the tongue
  • Finish

    Bold and lingering caramel that fades to honey, coffee, and nougat

"This is an everyday whiskey with special occasion flavor and will be a regular reach at my own home bar."

Hard Truth Master Distiller Bryan Smith
High Road Rye Recipes
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Smoked Cherry Sazerac

2 oz. High Road Rye
3 barspoons Luxardo syrup*
5 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
Absinthe rinse
Lemon peel, to garnish
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Strawberry Fields

1½ oz. Hard Truth High Road Rye
1½ oz. Strawberry syrup
¼ oz. Lemon juice
2 Mint leaves
Sugar, for rim
Strawberry, to garnish

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Fireside Rye

1½ oz. Hard Truth High Road Rye Whiskey
½ oz. Hard Truth Cinnamon Vodka
½ oz. Luxardo Amaretto
Cinnamon stick, to garnish


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Smashing Pumpkins

2 oz. Hard Truth High Road Rye
1 oz. Egg white
¾ oz. Pumpkin puree syrup
½ oz. Lemon juice
2 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Sugar and pumpkin pie spice mix (2:1), for rim

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