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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
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.
High West Bourye “Limited Sighting” Whiskey Background Info
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