High West Bourye (2018 Release)
Blended American Whiskey
High West // Indiana (bottled in Utah), USA
This the 2018 limited edition release of Bourye -- an American whiskey blend of straight bourbons and straight ryes. All whiskeys for this blend were sourced at MGP in Indiana. This year's batch comprises of the following: 13 and 14 year-old ryes (mash bill 95% rye, 5% barley malt); 11 & 12 year-old bourbons (mash bill 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley malt) and 11 year-old bourbon (mash bill 60% corn, 36% rye, 4% barley malt). Bourye is bottled at 46% ABV.
Blended American WhiskeyStraight whiskey(s) must comprise at least 20% of the blend with the remainder comprised of whisky of any type or a grain neutral spirit or a combination of the two.
Cask Typenew, charred American oak
"A big kick of spice leads on the nose, with typical rye spice alongside cloves and nutmeg. Also find vanilla, brown sugar, mint and maple syrup. A peppery palate enters a bit soft and veers into the astringent side, with dry oak and vanilla. The finish is moderate in length, with green oak, lingering peppermint and menthol on your cheeks as if you just ate a few Altoids, char, and bitter coffee. Similar profile to last year's release, though lacking some of the depth and richness."