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High West Bourye “Limited Sighting” Review

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“In the old West, when cowboys would gather by their campfires to sing at night, jackalopes would frequently be heard singing back, mimicking the voices of the cowboys. When chased, the jackalope will use its vocal abilities to elude capture.”High West Distillery
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High West Bourye “Limited Sighting” Whiskey

  • DISTILLER: MGP product then bottled by High West
  • MASH BILL: Component whiskeys:
    • Straight Rye Whiskey: 95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP & 53% rye, 37% corn, 10% barley malt from MGP
    • Straight Bourbon Whiskey: 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley malt from MGP
  • AGE: Blend of straight Bourbon and Rye whiskeys aged from 10 to 14 years.
  • YEAR: 2017; Batch #17A09
  • PROOF: 92 (46% ABV)
  • MSRP: $79.00
  • BUY ONLINE: Wine-Searcher.com
NOSE: Vanilla | Caramel | Spice

TASTE: Heavy Oak | Caramel | Honey | Pepper

FINISH: A Great mingling of the two here. Nice sweetness of the bourbon but still pulls out the spiciness of the rye. A touch of heat on the back of the palate with a smooth finish.

SHARE WITH: Anyone really, but I think those that will love it most are people who enjoy rye whiskeys.

WORTH THE PRICE: Little on the high side of the Bourbon/Rye blends.

BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: I have been hit or miss with Bourye in years past and because of this I am cautious of it; so bottle after the bar. After sampling this batch, I will strongly consider buying a bottle for my bar.

OVERALL: Bourye is a beautiful whiskey with a great dark amber color. With a slight twirl of the glass, it gives off some nice thick legs. Past renditions of this blend I have not enjoyed, however, I have been very happy with this “Limited Sighting,” as High West is calling it. The nose, while having a little alcohol on it, gives off a beautiful bouquet. The more I sit and nose the glass; the more different notes keep presenting themselves. Would have to say my only real complaint with this pour would be the finish. Wish there was just a little bit more there; while the warmth stays with you, it just doesn’t coat your palate as some other whiskeys do. Overall this is a great product and would encourage everyone to try out.

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Disclaimer: High West Distillery provided Bourbon & Banter with a sample of their product for this review. We appreciate their willingness to allow us to review their products with no strings attached. Thank you.

About the Author
Kyle George

Kyle George


Kyle was born in St. Louis and has lived in the Midwest his entire life. His father introduced him to bourbon when he was 21 years old, and has been enjoying it ever since. Kyle has completed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail on three different occasions, and cannot wait for the opportunity to return. He shares his love of bourbon with his wife, Emily, who traveled the bourbon trail with him for their first wedding anniversary in 2011. He enjoys comparing bourbons from different distilleries and different areas of the country and enjoys sharing a glass with friends and family. Currently, he spends the majority of his time caring for his two young sons but manages to share his love of bourbon with them as well. His four year old frequently says, "When I'm older, I'm going to drink wine and bourbon."

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