High West 14 Light – Very Rare

Thanks to /u/throwboats for the sample. The word ‘Light’ really has been kicked around. It’s either some diet thing that didn’t learn from the 90s that diet things aren’t helpful in losing weight or some form of pop that has zero calories but doesn’t taste quite right. So when I originally heard about High West 14 Light – Very Rare, I wasn’t wowed. Turns out that Light Whiskey… Continue reading High West 14 Light – Very Rare

High West Yippee Ki-Yay

Had a tasting. Didn’t have a set idea. Just brought out whiskies we wanted to drink. Like we should. I decided upon High West Yippee Ki-Yay. Why? Because something this odd needs to be savoured. But what is High West Yippee Ki-Yay? The name would denote using ex-bean casks and potentially quoting Blazing Saddles while it ages. I don’t know about the second part. I assume that’s… Continue reading High West Yippee Ki-Yay

High West Midwinter Nights Dram – Act 5

Thanks to /u/devoz for the sample. With a yell from the High West Distillery there was a call: Go, Philostrate, Stir up the American whiskey fans to merriment; And we can guess that Philostrate went and then came back moments later and just said “Why not release another Midwinter Nights Dram instead?” And they did, because that’s easier than sending a faerie round the world to… Continue reading High West Midwinter Nights Dram – Act 5

High West Double Rye! Manhattan Finish Barrel 2934

Thank you to /u/Throzen for sharing this one with all of us. Manhattans are my fathers and my drink of choice. Here’s the thing: My father tried one of these back when he was 18. Legally, in Quebec, at the World’s Fair. And he loved it so much, he knew it was his drink. Well, he knew that 30 years later when someone served one as good… Continue reading High West Double Rye! Manhattan Finish Barrel 2934

High West Rendezvous Rye Boulevardier Finish

Thanks to /u/Saba007 for sharing this one with us. I have a bit of a confession. No, I am not the most recent person to be taken down in the Hollywood scandals. I’m not close enough to being famous enough. Oh, and I’m also not a creep. I know that comes as a surprise, however my crass, edgy jokes are just that: Jokes. It can be hard… Continue reading High West Rendezvous Rye Boulevardier Finish

High West Rendezvous Rye ex-bourbon [Mystery]

Thanks to /u/Ethanized for sending me these mystery samples. We’re onto the second of the mystery samples, each named after Ethanized wandered into the wilderness, not to be seen for not but 20 minutes, coming out with peace and a sad look, extolling the wisdom he had learned: “Bug bites itch”. A man of few words, he spread this knowledge onto me, in the only way he… Continue reading High West Rendezvous Rye ex-bourbon [Mystery]

High West Midwinter Night Dram Act 4.1

Thanks to /u/theslicknick6 for the sample High West Midwinter Night Dram Act 4.1 is a blend of straight rye whiskeys. The rye whiskeys range from 5 – 20 years old, and this whiskey is released yearly, with a new act coming out each year. The whiskey is aged in new, charred, white American oak and then finished in French oak port barrels. The name is a play Midsummer’s… Continue reading High West Midwinter Night Dram Act 4.1