Review #105 | /r/Bourbon Review #59 – High West Yippie-Ki-Yay
The Schtick: This is a rye product from High West in Park City, Utah that is finished in Vermouth and Syrah barrels.
Bottler: High West
ABV: 46% ABV
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Fruity, very vermouth forward with some spice and vanilla. Mild minty.
Taste: The vermouth immediately makes itself know. There’s mint, clove, dill and a good amount of what tastes like menthol minty finish. It’s odd. At first I was put off by it but it’s slowly becoming very pleasant. Good mouthfeel and not hot at all. Really syrupy and overpowering in the vermouth/syrah department, though.
Finish: Medium and spicy but in a good way. Not hot or astringent. Vermouth is still very much present. Lots of clove and some mild allspice in the finish as well.
Overall: I knew I was excited for this dram but I had zero expectation of what to really look forward to. It took some warming up to, but it’s a unique finish and not all together terrible. Expensive and hard to snag, sure, but oddly delicious when the mood is there.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect