Review #117. High West Silver Oat

Review #117 | /r/Bourbon Review #65 – High West Silver Oat

The Schtick: Unaged oat whiskey from High West in Park City, Utah.

Distiller: High West

Bottler: High West

ABV: 46% ABV





Nose: Less sweet than the BT unaged mash. A little bit of cream, some astringency, maybe some mild spice. Overall, there’s a lot less going on here than I expected there would be, but it also doesn’t smell like paint thinner so I think that’s a more favorable place to be.

Taste: Oddly bland. It’s strange to feel this way for a spirit but I get only a small handful of things. Grain and syrupy sweet, mild acetone and some plastic.

Finish: It’s short but not terribly offensive, there’s just not a lot going on. Mild sweetness and then it wisps away.

Overall: Nothing too exciting. Not great, not terrible.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4


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

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