American Prairie Bourbon
High West Distillery
Park City, Utah
I was first introduced to High West Whiskey through Campfire, a wonderful blend of Scotch, Whiskey, and Bourbon. It was fantastic and I do plan on reviewing that eventually, but it was what made me take notice in this particular distillery and was the reason I decided to pick up American Prairie Bourbon. Of all the spirits, bourbons are my favorite. So when I saw that High West made a bourbon blend I immediately had to get it. I was not disappointed.
It smells of oak and a slight note of cinnamon and vanilla. When you taste it is a even wave of rye with a slight sweetness to it. There is not much complexity here and I appreciate that. I really don’t mind if there is a consistent but solid taste, especially one as smooth as this. The finish doesn’t deviate too far from the initial sip, just giving a slight lingering bitterness to even it out.
The website explains that it’s a blend using a bourbons whiskeys aged from 2 to 13 years. The exact whiskey components are not disclosed due to contractual reasons. It was aged in new, charred, white American Oak barrels. I picked up the bottle at a local Whole Foods for about 38 dollars which is right in my preferred price range for bourbons. This is a smooth drink easily worth the price.