High West American Prairie Review | Whiskey Raiders
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High West American Prairie

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    High West

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    9 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 77
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: There's odd metallic notes, it's hotter than Id like it to be for only 92pf, and it just didn't leave me with a great impression.
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  • Intro:

    High West American Prairie is a really interesting dram. The brainchild of our friends in Utah, America Prairie is a cornucopia of 9yr+ whiskeys:

  • Nose:

    Light sawdust followed by spicy vanilla and molasses. There's a good deal of rye spice here with some very faint dill.

  • Taste:

    To me, HW Ryes always shine with this odd metallic note. It's metallic, spicy and hot. There's a good deal of molasses and leather bite to follow but then astringency kicks in the door. Dill follows although more muted than I would expect. Perhaps this is a clue into the proportion of MGP vs other ingredients. It's a bit astringent and all over the place.

  • Finish:

    Short to medium, there's a lot of vanilla and ethanol burn. Astringent metal comes back with a hint of dill.

  • Overall:

    I enjoy a wide variety of HW products but this bottle is just all over the place. There's odd metallic notes, its hotter than I'd like it to be for only 92pf, and it just didn't leave me with a great impression. This won't dissuade me from trying more HW but I think I can conclude that this one just isn't really for me.

  • Score:

    4

  • By t8ke
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