About High West Son of Bourye Whiskey
Born inside a 250 gallon copper pot still, High West's Son of Bourye is a marriage of "bou", or bourbon, and "rye", or ... well, rye. Using a secret ratio of five-year old bourbon (75% corn, 20% rye and 5% barley malt) and five-year old rye (95% rye and 5% barley malt), Brendan Coyle, High West Distillery's master distiller, hasn't just created a new type of whiskey — he's created a new type of experience.
Utah's first distillery since Reconstruction, High West is located in Park City and is the world's only ski-in distillery and gastro-saloon. Although Utah is the country's most notoriously teetotaling state, High West is the only distillery in the world producing these bourbon and rye mixes, but expect imitators soon. Rich in vanilla and caramel with notes of orange clove, you might begin by thinking you are drinking a bourbon but by the end, you'll be certain it's a rye. Of course it's both and it's neither, and that's what makes it unique and special.
"We love to experiment with different types of bold whiskies," said High West's founder, David Perkins, noting that High West Son of Bourye earned a score of 92 points from Wine Enthusiast
and was named one of the Top 50 Spirits of 2012. "The Son of Bourye is the result of tinkering with an idea and perfecting the ratios. The original Bourye has already become a legend, and the Son of Bourye is sure to attract even more lore."
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As American as the bald eagle, rye whiskey was first brewed in the American Northeast in the 1600s. Even George Washington distilled it after leaving the Oval Office, so there’s no way of denying its origin.
It’s distinguished from bourbon for its original and unique spicy notes.
By law, rye whiskey must be made from at least 51% rye grain, aged in new and charred oak barrels for at least two years, and bottled at no more than 62,5% ABV.
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