Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Tasting: High West. American Prairie Reserve

High West’s American Prairie Reserve is a blend of two straight Bourbons; A 6 year old bourbon from Lawrenceburg Distillers Indiana (now named MGP of Indiana) made up of 75% Corn, 20% rye, 5% barley malt, and a 10 year old higher rye bourbon from Four Roses, made up of 60% Corn, 35% rye, and 5% barley malt.

American Prairie Reserve was named after the 5,000 square mile wildlife reserve in northeastern Montana, the largest in the lower 48 states, which High West was donating 10% of their post-tax profits made from this whiskey to.  

High West. American Prairie Reserve.
Blend of straight bourbon whiskey
Non Chill-filtered

Distillery: High West
Origin: LDI & Four Roses
Age: A blend of 6 – 10 years old bourbon
DK price: $99USD/600dkk
ABV/Proof: 92 Proof/46%
Release: Discontinued

88/100 points

It’s a bit of the odd one out. Really fruity. Overripe blueberries, dark plums and strawberries with a hint of oak in the backseat.   

Pleasant dry mouth-feel. A bit of a rye kick at first. Bitter orange marmalade, syrup and cinnamon wrapped in a tight rye spicy blanket.

Long finish with Clementine, vanilla and black pepper.  

Photo & Review By: Hasse Berg