High West A Midwinter Night’s Dram Act 6
A Midwinter Night’s Dram is a seasonal release from High West which the producer describes as “(a) limited release of High West Rendezvous Rye finished in French oak port barrels.” In keeping with a great number of other sourcing and blending operations, High West keeps individual details regarding the specific blend makeup regarding this whiskey a secret while teasing out morsels of information. What ends up in the bottle is MGP-sourced straight rye whiskey featuring a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% barley, along with a duo of spirits sourced from Barton Distillery in Kentucky. The first Barton mash bill weighs in with 53% rye, 37% corn, and 10% malted barley, while the second consists of 80% rye, 10% corn, and 10% malted barley. No age statement is provided, though High West claims this dram to be a blend of spirits from five up to 19 years of age. A Midwinter Night’s Dram is not chill filtered.
High West Distillery A Midwinter Night’s Dram Act 6 Scene 2 Whiskey Tasting Notes
Nose: Strong tones of barleywine, cloves, celery salt, cocoa nibs, toffee, charred oak, and a hint of dill pickle brine.
Palate: Layered and full. Warm and silky mouthfeel. Bold, bitter, and sweet all swirling together.
Finish: The finish transitions seamlessly with bitter dark fruit notes, port, and further cola flavors lingering after the medium burn.
In 2004, David and his family relocated to Park City, Utah to begin their new venture, where they began distilling in 2007. They chose Park City because of David’s love of the Old West and Utah’s little-known whiskey history
A limited release of High West Rendezvous Rye finished in French oak port barrels.