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High West American Prairie Reserve Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 140 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

High West American Prairie Reserve

Brand
High West
Expression
American Prairie Reserve
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
High West Distillery
Region
Utah
Website
www.highwestdistillery.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

84
Nose
Very subtle and lightly minty with subtle, runny honey, burnt heather and herbal smoke. With time lightly toasted oak comes through along with hints of coffeed corn.
Palate
Subtly sweet with more burnt caramel corn and taut oak. Relatively straightforward with some edgy rye spice injecting some verve.
Finish
The herbal rye is now in full flow, plus burnt caramel corn, violets, heather and milk chocolate.
Comment
The nose is possibly too subtle and the palate simplistic, but it really comes alive on the finish.

Joel Harrison

81
Nose
A big hit of new oak, with vanilla and some light tannins with a big slice of nutmeg, hazelnut and the fresh pine smell you get in an IKEA warehouse.
Palate
Some spices come through (a big hit of fennel firstly, followed by cinnamon and the nutmeg from the nose), with a bit of black forest gateau and liquorice.
Finish
The blue Liquorice Allsorts with the bobbly bits on the outside, and nutmeg.
Comment
A nice whiskey but not a sipper in my book; good for a whiskey cocktail.
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