Vanguard Luxury Brands (VLB), an Australia-based fully independent, professional importer, marketer and distributor of premium beverage and liquor brands, is to import two rye whiskies produced by High West Distillery of Utah.

The two rye whiskies from the High West range are Rendezvous Rye and Double Rye.

Rendezvous Rye is a non-chill filtered whisky that is made with two rye whiskies, a 6yo with 95% rye mash bill and a 16yo with 80% rye.

The whisky possesses notes of spicy cinnamon, caramel, honey, mint and vanilla.

The Double Rye whisky is a blend of 2yo rye and a 16yo with a mash bill of 53% rye and 37% corn.

It possesses vanilla and caramel sweet character with tastes of cinnamon, clove, anise and eucalyptus and a vibrant finish.

All the products from the High West Distillery are housed in hand-blown glass bottles with wooden-topped cork stoppers and hand-numbered labels.

VLB director James France told The Shout that they are happy to add a brand to portfolio that possesses great liquid, packaging and branding.

"High West is a hot brand in the US, having been featured on Good Morning America and in the New York Times in the last two weeks alone. The people behind the brand are also fantastic to work with," France added.