High West Bourye (2019 Release)
Blended American Whiskey
High West // Indiana, USA
The 2019 Bourye release from High West Distillery is made from three sourced whiskeys. Each was aged for a minimum of 10 years and all three hail from MGP in Indiana. The components include a 95% rye whiskey alongside two bourbons, one made from a mash bill of 75% corn, 21% rye and 4% malted barley, and one from a mash bill of 60% corn, 36% rye, and 4% malted barley.
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
"Spearmint and licorice pop first on the nose, representing the whiskey's rye side, while vanilla, milk chocolate, and peanuts raise their hands for bourbon. Representing a decade of maturation on both is spicy oak and leather. The palate is quite smooth though just a bit thin in terms of mouthfeel, with vanilla, brown sugar, astringent oak, nutmeg, earthiness, and black pepper. The finish is rich and sweet, with milk chocolate covered caramels, cocktail cherries, and spicy oak. Perhaps the best Bourye to date."