High West Son of Bourye
High West Son of Bourye soles that problem. Some people like bourbon, some like rye and some like a bit of both, and that’s where this kicks in. It’s a hybrid of the two made with a 50:50 mixture of at least 5 years old bourbon, and at least 5 years old rye.
Nose: Rye and caramel dance out of the glass with some dark fruit and leather. Oak and overripe citrus make a commotion with some cinnamon and dill. A bit of bourbon spice drifts through on a light current of astringency.
Palate: Caramel and vanilla do the tango with a much more pronounced bourbon spice while some sultry dark fruit, toffee and a punchy spot of rye waltz around in the background. Cinnamon and a bit of oak hang out like wall flowers; getting noticed.
Balance: High West Son of Bourye is well balanced, they definitely know their blending craft. It is smooth and easy drinking.
Finish: Rye kicks up again at the end with caramel, vanilla, oak, citrus and dark fruit combining for a nice long finish.