Bourye®It's back! Very similar to original Bourye in age profile and component whiskeys, we actually think this one is better. Bourye is a unique and very premium blend of rich bourbon (9 years old) and rye (13 and 17 years old) whiskeys making for a premier sipping whiskey and one of our (High West) all time favorites.
Bourye® is best enjoyed around a campfire while looking at the milky way. Sip straight or with a little water. Not recommended with ice.
Bourye® is a combination of "Bou" for bourbon and "rye" for..well, rye whiskey. Because combining bourbon and rye is a bit unusual, we couldn't help thinking of the jackalope. Honestly, we didn’t think anyone would like the name!
Back Label Story:
The jackalope, also called an antelabbit, is an antlered species of rabbit, a cross between a jack rabbit and an antelope with horns. It is rumored that pockets of jackalope populations continue to persist in the American West, its native home. In the old West, when cowboys would gather by their campfires to sing at night, jackalopes would frequently be heard singing back, mimicking the voices of the cowboys. When chased, the jackalope will use its vocal abilities to elude capture. For instance, when chased by people it will call out phrases such as, “There he goes, over there,” in order to throw pursuers off its track. Legend suggests the best way to catch a jackalope is to lure it with whiskey, as they have a particular fondness for this drink. Once intoxicated, the animal becomes slower and easier to hunt. That’s why High West created Bourye, our proprietary blend of Bourbon and Rye, both favorites of real cowboys and sure to attract even the most finicky of jackalopes. Please see highwest.com for specific details about the different whiskeys in this bottle - we like adjusting things every now and then according to our mood. Bourye is best enjoyed around a campfire while looking at the Milky Way. Important! Jackalopes will attack if cornered or provoked. To avoid injury, quickly fall to the ground, remain calm and still, while humming the Roy Rogers song, “Happy Trails to You.”
TTB designation: A Blend of Straight Whiskies
Proof: Bottled at 46 %ABV/92 Proof
Not chill filtered
• 9-year-old straight bourbon (mash bill: 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley malt) Source: MGP/LDI/Seagrams, Indiana
• 13-year-old straight rye whiskey (mash bill: 95% rye, 5% barley malt) Source: MGP/LDI/Seagrams, Indiana
• 17-year-old straight rye whiskey (mash bill: 95% rye, 5% barley malt) Source: MGP/LDI/Seagrams, Indiana
Ratio of component whiskeys: top secret!
Best Craft American Whiskey- 2010 American Distilling Institute Craft Whiskey Competition
Best Blended Whiskey- 2010 American Distilling Institute Craft Whiskey Competition
90 Points- Whisky Advocate Magazine
90 Points- American Craft Spirits - americancraftspirits.com
John Hansell, Malt Advocate Magazine - "It's clean, crisp and quite vibrant (especially on the nose). The rye note is evident throughout. It starts out more like a high rye content bourbon, with the molasses, caramel, coconut cream, sweet corn and honey-kissed fruit marrying nicely with the dried spice (vanilla, cinnamon, brisk mint). But then on the latter half of the palate, the rye really kicks in. The whiskey gets bold, the rye becomes intense (almost piercing), with a dried spice finish.