- DISTILLER: Sourced from MGP/LDI and Four Roses, bottled by High West Distillery
- MASH BILL: Four Roses Bourbon: 75% corn | 20% rye | barley malt + MGP/LDI Rye Whiskey: 95% rye | 5% barley malt
- AGE: Blend of a 5+ year rye and a 5+ year bourbon
- YEAR: 2014; Batch #14G15, Bottle #2940
- PROOF: 92 (46% ABV)
- MSRP: $40
NOSE: Vanilla | Caramel | Spice | Rye
TASTE: Oak | Caramel | Spices | Rye
FINISH: Mild burn but a great finish. This is where the spiciness from the rye stands out and in a good way. The heat is not overpowering; it just stays with you. Keeps you warm. There is also a hint of sweetness that stays with you from the bourbon.
SHARE WITH: Would share this with anyone, but I think rye fans would really enjoy this. A nice blending of two worlds.
WORTH THE PRICE: Price is spot on. Little higher than an average bottle, but not going crazy on a unique blend. You are paying some for that uniqueness.
BOTTLE, BAR OR BUST: Bottle and would not pass up a glass in a bar either.
OVERALL: Found a bottle of this on my last Kentucky trip and had several recommendations to purchase a bottle and so glad I did. There are not many bourbon-rye mixes out there to compare this to which makes it more of a unique product in the bourbon world. Only a handful of other products come to mind that have done the same thing (Wild Turkey Forgiven, High West Bourye, Jefferson’s Chef’s Collaboration, and Filibuster Dual Cask). High West has done it again with another outstanding product. The blend of bourbon and rye works really well here. Has a nice balance of sweet and spicy; does great on its own or over the rocks. Another great bottle added to the bar.
NOSE: Dark Cherry | Cinnamon | Caramel | Light Botanicals | Sweet Corn Cake | Spicy Well-Integrated Oak
PALATE: Leather | Spearmint | Caramel | Candied Orange Peel
FINISH: Bright Rye Spice | Pepper | Honey