High West Bourye Whiskey 2019 Edition 750ml


A unique and premium blend of rich bourbon and rye whiskeys, making for a premier sipping whiskey and one of High West’s all-time favorites.

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    High West Bourye Whiskey

    The Name

    Bourye is a combination of “Bou” for bourbon and “rye” for..well, rye whiskey. Because combining bourbon and rye is a bit unusual, we couldn’t help thinking of the jackalope. Honestly, we didn’t think anyone would like the name!

    Back Label Story

    The jackalope, also called an antelabbit, is an antlered species of rabbit, a cross between a jack rabbit and an antelope. It is rumored that pockets of jackalope populations continue to persist in the American West, its native home. 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. For instance, when chased by people it will call out phrases such as, “There he goes, over there,” in order to throw pursuers off its track. Legend suggests the best way to catch a jackalope is to lure it with whiskey, as they have a particular fondness for this drink. Once intoxicated, the animal becomes slower and easier to hunt (believe it
    or not, all this mythology is true, we didn’t make any of this up). That’s why High West created Bourye®, our proprietary blend of mature Bourbon and Rye, both favorites of real cowboys and sure to attract even the most finicky of jackalopes. All whiskeys in this carefully crafted blend are a minimum of 10 years old and sourced from multiple distilleries. See highwest.com for technical details and sourcing, that’s not a secret. However, the proportions are! Bourye® is best enjoyed around a campfire while looking at the Milky Way. Important! Jackalopes will attack if cornered or provoked. To avoid injury, quickly fall to the ground, remain calm and still, while humming the Roy Rogers song, “Happy Trails to You” (we did make this up!).

    Label designed by High West Distillery’s very own Shelby Caret.

    Technical Details

    Ratio of component whiskeys: top secret!
    Filtration: not chill-filtered, or carbon treated.

    TTB Designation

    Class & Type: A Blend of Straight Whiskies
    Blend: A blend of straight bourbon and rye whiskeys aged a minimum
    of 10 years

    Proof & ABV

    ABV: 46%
    92 Proof

    Barrel Type(s)

    Whiskeys aged in new, charred white American oak barrels

    Sensory Notes

    Nose: English toffee, spiced orange crème anglaise, roasted walnuts, sweet basil, rooibos tea
    Taste: Sweet honey nougat, rich caramel, dark ginger cake, mulling spices, dried cherries
    Finish: Long & rich, roasted pecan, molasses, leather

    Product Reviews & Awards

    92 Points/100 – Whisky Advocate 2017
    96 Points/100 – Wine Enthusiast 2017
    Best Craft American Whiskey – 2010 American Distilling Institute Craft Whiskey Competition
    Best Blended Whiskey- 2010 American Distilling Institute Craft Whiskey Competition
    90 Points- Whisky Advocate Magazine
    90 Points- American Craft Spirits – americancraftspirits.com

    John Hansell, Malt Advocate Magazine – “It’s clean, crisp and quite vibrant (especially on the nose). The rye note is evident throughout. It starts out more like a high rye content bourbon, with the molasses, caramel, coconut cream, sweet corn and honey-kissed fruit marrying nicely with the dried spice (vanilla, cinnamon, brisk mint). But then on the latter half of the palate, the rye really kicks in. The whiskey gets bold, the rye becomes intense (almost piercing), with a dried spice finish.

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    Weight 3.5 lbs
    Dimensions 5.5 × 6.5 × 15 in

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    Alcohol type





    92 Proof