Review #760 – High West’s A Midwinters Night Dram Act 2

Review #760 | /r/Bourbon Review #421 – High West’s A Midwinter’s Night Dram, Act 2

The Schtick: This came to me by way of a blind sample. It is worth noting that I have had this before, already, and the original is posted here. I tasted this dram blind, however, and reported my tasting notes in the official Whiskey Network Discord server where I got the reveal and then compiled my notes into a document for convenience. Pretty interesting revisiting something you’ve had before, but blind.


Distiller: Various (Blend)

Bottler: High West

ABV: 49.3% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Sample


Nose: Honey, toffee, oak, vanilla, pears.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, fruity (underlined in my notes). Mild sourness, oaky, pepper, tobacco, vanilla, passion fruit.

Finish: Medium, mild heat, fruity, oaky, pepper and toffee.

Overall + Guess: This was a nice and fruity dram, not too oaky. Nice toffee and spice. I’m kinda not sure where to put my finger though. Guessing 8-12 years old, bourbon, 43% – 48% ABV. Maybe Eagle Rare 10?

Reveal: High West’s A Midwinter’s Night Dram Act 2. Whew. Swing and a miss big time. I’m a bit disappointed that I missed the rye spice, and the port influence, although I found very little in this Act even when reviewing not blind. Still goes to show the merits of reviewing blind and I relish the opportunity to continue being bamboozled.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 5


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