Son Of Bourye®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. The rye (mashbill: 95% rye, 5% barley malt) is a minimum of 5 years old. 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!
Son Of Bourye® is best enjoyed neat and on the rocks.
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.
Not chill filtered, not carbon treated. Whiskey #1: Minimum 5 year Old Bourbon- 75% corn, 20% rye, 5% barley malt (LDI now MGP), Whiskey #2: Minimum 5 year Old Rye - 95% rye, 5% barley malt (LDI now MGP). The ratios of whiskies are top secret! However, no bourbon today has more rye in the final product!
- Wine Enthusiast Top 50 Spirits for 2012