Another entry from the superb High West distillery; this one gifted to me since I can rarely ever find it in my area. As all three of my regular readers know I tend to enjoy the various blends that High West delivers. Does this expression continue that trend?
High West Bourye
Batch 16A06 ; 45%; Minimum 9 years aged
Color: Orange copper
Nose: Cinnamon, licorice, botanical, and pepper.
Taste: Pepper, oak, char, grass, and leather with subtle vanilla notes.
Finish: Warm, light, and easy. Bourye is a mildly complex blend that tantalizes the mouth and like American Prairie hints at grassy fields, towering mountains, and big sky. There’s a nice lingering burn that tickles the tongue and leaves a smoky, leather taste in the mouth. The maturity of both the bourbon and rye makes this blend subtle but delicious. The rather light proof makes it an easy drinker.
When you get a whiskey from High West–sourced or locally distilled–you know you’re going to get something at the very least interesting and most likely delicious. My only gripe is that I wish their whiskey was cheaper so that I could buy and drink more of it. However, I will be content to savor whatever I have.