Review #278 – High West’s Midwinter Night’s Dram Act 2 Scene 2
Whiskey Network Review #278 | /r/Bourbon Review #152 – High West’s Midwinter Night’s Dram Act 2 Scene 2, 98.6pf | 49.3% ABV
Nose: Dill, clove, baking spices, spearmint, jammy raspberries and cherry syrup
Taste: Sweet but then the rye spice kicks in. It’s dilly in that MGP way and it’s well balanced as some jammy fruity notes come in. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, though. There’s a lot of clove here and much more cinnamon than I get in Acts 3 or 4 (spoiler alert!)
Finish: Medium and mildly astringent but not too bad. More clove and rye spice here and far less port notes than in other batches. A good punch of dill too. This one is definitely more rye spirit forward and lets the port and french oak spice take a backseat.
Overall: This is a good bottle and a great winter dram but it can’t keep up with Act 3 in my book. I love the port influence in MWND and this just doesn’t have much at all with the rye spice dominating so much more than Act 3. It’s not a bad dram in the least – it’s very delicious. I’m going to give it a Rank 6 – it’s very high quality spirit but not on par with Act 3 in my mind and can’t begin to see eye to eye with the mighty Quady port.
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