High West A Midwinter Night's Dram Act 6
High West // USA
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.
RyeMash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
Cask Typefinished in French oak port wine barrels
"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)"