High West American Prairie Bourbon Whiskey
The High West American Prairie Bourbon whiskey is a complex blend of straight Bourbon whiskeys bottled by the High West Distillery in Park City, Utah. The American Prairie carries no-age-statement, although the company states it is a blend of whiskeys aged between two to thirteen years.
The whiskey has been named after the American Prairie Reserve, an organization in Montana that is working towards creating the largest wildlife reserve in the lower 48 states of the United States. High West Distillery donates 10% of its profits from the sale of each bottle to the American Prairie Foundation.
History of High West American Prairie Bourbon
After visiting the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky in 2001, former biochemist David Perkins founded the High West Distillery in 2006 along with his wife Jane. At the age of 40, David left behind a successful career as a chemist, moving from Silicon Valley, California to Park City, Utah in 2004.
Perkins also left behind his wife Jane, beginning his distilling operations as many as three years later in 2007. This made the High West Distillery Utah’s first legal distillery since the abolishment of the US Prohibition Act, which led to shutdown of the last known legal still in Utah in1870.
In 2009, the High West Saloon was opened in Park City followed by the High West Distillery Blue Sky Ranch in 2015. Like many other small distilleries, the High West distilleries, High West blends and bottles whiskeys from other distillers
Making Process of High West American Prairie Bourbon
The High West American Prairie Bourbon is a blend of three different whiskeys, the ratios and sources of which are kept as trade secrets. What is known though is that the first whiskey is a two year old straight Bourbon from MGP, Indiana and the other two are six year old and 13 year old straight Bourbons from Kentucky.
One of these Bourbons is created from a mash bill of corn, rye, and barley, and one from corn, rye, and malted barley. All of these Bourbons are said to be aged in dark-char American white oak casks. The whiskey is not chill filtered or carbon treated, to preserve its natural characteristics.
Alcohol Percentage in High West American Prairie Bourbon
The High West American Prairie Bourbon contains 46% ABV (92 US Proof), which is slightly higher than the standard permissible limit for Bourbons.
Silver outstanding at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2018.
Silver at Whiskeys of the World in 2015.
High West American Prairie Bourbon Whiskey Tasting Notes
Sweet vanilla and light caramel with a slightly fruity touch.
Lingering sweetness fading down to a spicy aftertaste
Rich and fruity. Spicy pepper notes balanced with sweet honey nougat.
More whiskies in the league
Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky
The meaning of the word ‘Amrut’ literally translates to ‘the ‘Elixir of life’, is the first single malt whisky to be ever produced in India. Battling prejudices and finally managing to convince the experienced Scottish consumer that Indian malt could be on par with their Scottish counterpart, Amrut Whisky has come a long way.
After Dark Whisky
After Dark Whisky is a brand of Indian grain whisky distilled and sold under the Radico Khaitan brand name. It is one of the few brands of Indian whisky that is made up of 100% grain whiskies.
Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky
Single malt whiskies are the poison of choice for many a whisky lover, and for many years, Indian whisky lovers were devoid of a domestic single malt whisky brand that was delivering a product that could match up with some of the most established whisky brand around the world.
Maqintosh Premium Whisky
One of the first experiments with single malt to have been carried out in India, Amrut Distilleries’ MaQintosh Premium Whisky was birthed from Neelakanta Rao Jagdale’s ambition to produce a quality single malt in India.
Blanton's Original Single Barrel
Taken from the center-cut or middle sections of the famous Warehouse H, Blanton’s Original was once designated for ambassadors, dignitaries, and Colonel Blanton’s family and friends. Today, everyone has access to the world’s first single barrel bourbon. The taste profile is sweet with citrus and oak. A creamy vanilla nose features hints of nuts, caramel, orange and light chocolate. Blanton’s Original set the standard for single barrel bourbons. Best served neat or on the rocks. 46.5% alcohol by volume.
Dalmore 12yr Malt Scotch
"The Dalmore 12 year old, with its intricate aromas and flavours, is recognised as a whisky with character far beyond its age. This was Andrew Mackenzie’s original masterpiece and stood apart from the norm of the day. At a time when it was standard practise to mature whisky for no more than 6 years, Andrew Mackenzie demonstrated his pioneering character by doubling the maturation period. His boldness truly paid off, The Dalmore 12 year old still stands apart as an exceptional whisky today, as it did then. Matured for an initial nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, the spirit is then divided for its final flourish. One half remains in the bourbon barrels, while the other is transferred to exclusive 30 year old Gonzalez Byass Matusalem oloroso sherry butts before they are reunited to create this phenomenal whisky.
Amrut Naarangi Indian Single Malt Whisky
Amrut Naarangi is an Indian single malt released by Amrut Distilleries, makers of the first ever single malt whisky created in the country. The word Naarangi is Hindi for ‘Orange’, and it was chosen to indicate the unique process used to finish this expression.
Red Knight Whisky
Red Knight is a brand of Indian Blended Malt Scotch whisky, manufactured by the Indian conglomerate Khoday India Limited (KIL) and first launched in 1967. It is produced at the company's Bangalore facility. It is famous for its hourglass-shaped bottled along with the phrase "Red Knight finest blended malt whisky" stamped into the package in bold curved style. Initially, Red Knight was available only in North India. It was launched in the South Indian market in November 2007. Red Knight is also exported to overseas markets of Italy and Canada. The success of Red Knight whisky in North India is mainly because of the introduction of a smoother taste and new captivating packaging. The whisky has been blended afresh, keeping in mind the connoisseur’s taste. This vibrant packaging is also priced just perfect for the discerning whisky lover. The introduction of the new Red Knight whisky marks a turning point in the growth of the IMFL market. The enhanced taste and pricing make it a popular one certainly.
Recommended For You
Royal Stag Barrel Select
Royal Stag Barrel Select is the premium whisky for the discerning consumer who seeks an evolved taste. This superior blend of imported scotch malts and Indian grain sprits is matured in hand-picked oak barrels to create an inimitable harmony of aroma, flavor, taste and colour.
Royal Reserve Whisky
A complex rye, Royal Reserve has pleasing caramel-vanilla notes with mellow oak and medium fruit levels. This Canadian whisky can be appreciated on its own, with a touch of water or with your favourite mixer.
Laphroaig Single Malt Whisky
Laphroaig is a single malt Scotch whisky from the Islay region of Scotland. Islay single malts are known all over the world for their unique strongly peated whiskies with a unique ‘maritime’ character. Although there are a few distilleries on the Isle of Islay that produce unpeated single malts, the identity of the region remains tethered to their most defining trait.
Ballantine’s 30 Year Old
The Ballantine’s 30 is an excellent vintage blended Scotch whisky from one of the most iconic and enduring house of blended whisky in Scotland. It is the second most vintage expression from the Ballantine’s core range, and was developed by the second Master Blender in the brand’s 180-year history, George Robertson.
Jim Beam 7yr Bourbon
The 12 years in the barrel seems to have been just the right amount of time needed for this Jim Beam® Signature Craft, as it's full flavored with just the right amount of oak notes and wonderfully easy to drink.
The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Year Old Whisky
The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 Year Old is a single malt Scotch whisky from the Balvenie Distillery located in Dufftown, Scotland. It has been finished in ex-Caribbean rum barrels, one of the more unique barrels ever used to finish Scotch whisky.
Golden Wedding Whisky
Hot, peppery and slightly spirity and rich in toffee, with hints of burnt caramel and nutty dry grain. Rye notes come through as dusty, earthy and flinty, with suggestions of pickle juice along with cooked fruit and hints of flowers. A well balanced dram, Golden Wedding ends with typical Canadian whisky pithiness. Simple and enjoyable mixed with ginger ale, on ice or straight up.