Son Of Bourye®

Son Of Bourye®

How to Enjoy:

Son Of Bourye® can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in an myriad of cocktails (see highwest.com)

The Name:

“Bou” for Bourbon and “rye” for rye. One late night my wife and I were playing around with an older whiskey distilled in Lawrenceberg Kentucky (they called us and told us not to use their name!) and a rye from Barton Distillery in Kentucky. The combination was beautiful. That's all I can say. The Son of Bourye® gets its name from High West’s original Bourye®, a blend of straight Bourbon and rye whiskies. As you might expect, Son of Bourye® is made from younger whiskies than the original.

Back Label Story:

Jackalopes! Also called antelabbits, these are an antlered species of rabbit, a cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope. It is rumored that pockets of jackalope populations continue to persist in the American West, its native home. When cowboys gather by their campfires to sing at night, jackalopes are frequently heard singing back, mimicking the voices. 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, which they are particularly fond of. Once intoxicated, the animal becomes slower and easier to hunt. That’s why High West created the original Bourye. Now, the legend continues with Son of Bourye, also a blend of straight Bourbon and rye whiskies, sure to attract even the most finicky of jackalopes. The bourbon (mashbill: 75% corn, 20% rye, 5% barley malt) is a minimum of 5 years old (check age with Parker, I think its 6). The rye (mashbill: 95% rye, 5% barley malt) is a minimum of 5 years old (again, check the age). Please see HighWest.com for specific details by batch # of the whiskeys in this bottle (we like adjusting things somewhat every now and then according to our mood). By the way…Son of 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.” If there are multiple Jackalopes, they will begin singing in the round with you. Make your escape after the second verse! Proprietor, David Perkins

•The 6 year old bourbon mashbill is 75% corn (LDI now MGP)

•20% rye

•5% barley malt

•The 5 year old rye mashbill is 95% rye (LDI now MGP)

•5% barley malt Sensory Notes:

Nose: Sweet mint, vanilla, honey and golden fruits lifted by juniper, evergreen, fresh herbs, flint and wood/oak.

Taste: Soft and honeyed right at front entry, but builds swiftly to a spicy mid palate of mint, chili, and cinnamon red hot candy. Very bright and very drinkable!

92 Points-Wine Enthusiast Top 50 Spirits for 2012