92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Top 50 Spirits for 2012
COLOUR: Medium Amber
NOSE: Sweet mint, vanilla, honey and golden fruits lifted by juniper, evergreen, fresh herbs, flint and wood/oak.
PALATE: Soft and honeyed right at front entry, but builds swiftly to a spicy mid palate of mint, chilli, and cinnamon red hot candy. Very bright and very drinkable!
FINISH: Increasing warmth, wood notes, and big cinnamon flavours. Medium in length.
COMMENTS: The Son of Bourye® gets its name from High West’s original Bourye®, a blend of straight Bourbon and rye whiskies. As you might expect, Son of Bourye® is made from younger whiskies than the original. Son Of Bourye® is best enjoyed neat and on the rocks.
Not chill filtered, not carbon treated. Whiskey #1: Minimum 5 year Old Bourbon- 75% corn, 20% rye, 5% barley malt (LDI now MGP), Whiskey #2: Minimum 5 year Old Rye - 95% rye, 5% barley malt (LDI now MGP). The ratios of whiskies are top secret! However, no bourbon today has more rye in the final product! - 46% abv
A PASSION FOR GREAT SPIRITS, A LOVE OF THE AMERICAN WEST
Utah’s first distillery since the 1870’s, High West Distillery and Saloon offers a truly unique experience as the world’s only ski-in distillery and gastro-saloon. We are located at exactly 7000 feet in the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains in Old Town Park City, Utah.
Founded by prospectors in the late 1860’s, Park City became one of the richest silver mining towns in the West, and the best watering hole in Utah. Our aim is for the High West Distillery and Saloon to contribute to that reputation. We invite you to share in our passion for great spirits, and our love for the American West.
High West Distillery and Saloon started with one man’s passion to make a great Rocky Mountain Whiskey. Proprietor and distiller David Perkins married his background as a biochemist, his love of bourbon and cooking, and his passion for the American West to bring the craft of small-batch distilling back to Utah, of all places.
"We wanted to call High West a "saloon,'" says David Perkins, High West's founder, "because we wanted to pay homage to the history of saloons in the old West and the important role they played in each and every town that had one. The saloon was the main meeting place where town hall was held, important announcements were made, and people went to eat and drink. We want people to share that sense of community and friendship over High West."
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