High West – A Midwinter Night’s Dram

Named after William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, this limited-edition whiskey by High West is making sure you stay nice and warm during these cold winter months. It is a blend of straight rye whiskies from High West, MGP and Barton Distillery, finished in French oak port barrels.

High West was founded in 2006 by David and Jane Perkins in Park City, Utah. Since then they have won many awards for the whiskey they produce. If you’ve followed me for a while, then you will know that this is the first time I write about High West. This bottle was given to us as a gift during the Thanksgiving holiday and honestly, I am very thankful we got it. We received the Act 6 Scene 5 bottle.

Tasting Notes

Nose: Cinnamon, cherries and cake

Palate: Fig, chocolate, gingerbread and cherries

Finish: wood, spices and ginger

This is not my first time trying High West, but this was the first time I truly did love one of their products. To be fair, I haven’t really explored their full range, but you better believe I will now. This whiskey is, Christmas in a bottle. The more I sipped on it, the more I enjoyed it.

It is a whiskey that is sweet, full of spices, smooth with a slight burn that doesn’t linger and its quite complex. The flavors are robust and it’s a whiskey that I find to be unique. I can’t say I’ve tasted anything like it before. It is quite special, and I would recommend trying, if you come across it.


Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.


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