Nose- Beautiful layering of brandied cherry over a mildly tart cherry. It opens up with time and is reminiscent of cutting into your dessert with your fork which releases cinnamon and baking spices with just a hint of oak to remind you that this is high proof youthful.
Palette- A robust rye with dark cherry, burnt vanilla, and spices for days. It's a delicious rye with a weighty mouthfeel.
Balance - It's insanely well balanced with the alcohol so perfectly integrated at 115 proof you'll forget its there, but you'll find yourself smiling more and happier with each dram.
Finish- the finish is long and the spices dominate this batch, while the cherry does punch its way through to the surface."-Kentuckybourbonwhiskey.com
High West has announced the 2020 release of A Midwinter Night’s Dram, an annual, limited release of High West Rendezvous Rye finished in French oak port barrels.
This year’s release, Act 8, is described as having notes of “Brandied cherries, fig jam, sun-dried raisins, dried orange peel, baking spice, and French oak toast” on the nose, “Quince paste, strawberry rhubarb crumble, vanilla caramel, molasses, toffee, and leather” on the palate, and “Mulling spices, candied dates, black pepper, and hint of spearmint” on the finish. High West A Midwinter Night’s Dram Act 8 is bottled at 49.3% ABV (97.6 proof).
Quantity available is extremely limited.