Review #681 – High West Double Rye! Boulevardier Finish, #4846

Review #681 | /r/Bourbon Review #390 – High West Double Rye! Boulevardier Finish

The Schtick: This is High West’s Double Rye expression that has spent 1 year and 5 months being finished in a Boulevardier barrel.

Distiller: Various

Bottler: High West (Utah)

ABV: 50.6% ABV

Age: NAS

Barrel: #4846

Source: Sample

Nose: Really floral and fragrant. Peppery, leather, honey, vanilla and caramel. Very aromatic and sweet, deeply fruity. Very reminiscent of a Boulevardier cocktail.

Taste: Thin to medium mouthfeel. Really prominent rye character, and also really prominent ethanol. Sweet, fruity and boldly spicy. Very much like a boulevardier with a side of rye. There’s some sweetness, but there’s far more peppery, fruitiness.

Finish: Short, overbearing cocktail influence. Sweet, some ethanol, good bit of honey.

Overall: I didn’t really like this, but I can see that some might. This was overbearing in the cocktail sense to me – tasted more like a rye forward pre-made boulevardier and less like rye with a nice cocktail finish.

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Rank: 4

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