High West A Midwinter Night's Dram Act 6

Rye

High West // USA

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    4.08
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 106 )

The 2018 edition of High West A Midwinter Night's Dram is the first in the series to feature a parcel of the distillery's self-distilled whiskey. The release builds upon High West Rendezvous Rye, which is a blend of straight rye whiskeys aged between four and seven years old including 95% rye from MGP, and an 80% rye 20% malted barley made by High West. For Midwinter, the blend is further finished in port casks made from French oak.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    49.3
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    finished in French oak port wine barrels

Tasting Notes

"The nose is all spice upfront, with baking spices of cinnamon and cloves alongside strong rye spice, all ahead of raspberries, cereal grain, red wine, and vanilla extract. The palate is dry, with astringent oak, pine, light spearmint, black pepper, dark red fruits, and more rye spice. A medium-length finish showcases mint and dark chocolate a la mint chocolate chip ice cream, along with cinnamon, licorice, and yet more spice. (Review from Scene 3)"

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Spicy & Full Bodied