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2016 High West Bourye Press Release

2016 High West Bourye Press Release

High West Distillery recently announced on twitter that Bourye will be returning for 2016 as a limited release.  Bourye (Pronounced - "Boo-Rye") is a blend of Straight Bourbon and Straight Rye Whiskey in an undisclosed ratio. The press release seems to confirms that the Bourbon and Rye components will remain the same as the 2015 release. HW will not disclose the blend ratios but will let you know the source, age, and mashbill of the components: 

  1. 9 Year old MGP Straight Bourbon, 75% Corn / 21% Rye / 4% Barley
  2. 13 Year old MGP Straight Rye Whiskey, 95% Rye / 5% Barley
  3. 17 Year Old MGP Straight Rye Whiskey, 95% Rye / 5%  Barley 

I'm excited that High West is releasing the Bourye again. It took me a while to come around to the 2015 release but I think that boiled down to giving the bottle enough air time after opening. If you look hard enough you can still find some bottles of the 2015 release sitting on the shelves. It appears that there is a slight label change on the 2016 release with the words "limited release" appearing diagonally in red ink to the right of the jackalope.  For more details on the this blend of Bourbon and Rye check out the High West website and the press release below. Cheers. 

- Mark Millonzi @ Entry Proof

High West Releases a Limited Run of the Original Bourbon and Rye Blend

PARK CITY, Utah (February 12, 2016) High West Distillery, Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, is proud to announce the return of Bourye, the original super premium bourbon and rye blend. Much like the elusive jackalope that graces its label, the limited release Bourye may be hard to find, but a delight when discovered.

Bourye is a unique and very premium blend of rich 9-year-old bourbon and 13-and-17-year-old ryes, making for a premier sipping whiskey and one of High West’s own all-time favorites. “This iteration of Bourye is very similar to the original in age profile and component whiskeys,” said High West Founder David Perkins. But I personally think this one is better.”

Bourye offers a taste of sweet honey nougat, rich caramel, mulling spices, and candied fruits with a long dry spice finish. “This release brings the flavor profile back to the level of richness that our original release had,” said High West Master Distiller Brendan Coyle. “I’m really excited to share it with whiskey lovers.” It’s available nationally this month at saloons and stores across the country, as well as at the High West Distillery in Park City, Utah, the world’s only ski-in gastro- distillery. It’s priced at $79.99.

About High West Distillery

Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, High West's passion is crafting delicious whiskeys and marrying them with outstanding food. High West offers an outstanding collection of highly rated whiskeys, all available in the High West General Store seven days a week and holidays as well as at finer liquor stores, bars and restaurants in 42 states throughout the U.S. and internationally...and growing.

High West has three must visit locations. Our High West Saloon in historic Old Town Park City is the world’s only ski-in gastro distillery that was voted “Best Park City Restaurant” the last three years by readers of City Weekly. It has received multiple accolades including a nomination for Best Bar by James Beard, and a top 10 ranking on The Daily Meal’s list of 150 Best Bars in America. Our High West Saloon in Terminal E at Salt Lake International Airport offers the best food and drinks in any airport west of the Mississippi.

Finally, High West Distillery on Blue Sky Ranch in Wanship, Utah is our 30,000 square foot world- class western whiskey distillery. It has educational tours and a visitor center featuring High West’s unique country-western cuisine. Blue Sky is an historic working cattle ranch and soon to be luxury guest ranch with a wellness center and state of the art conference and event centers. Both Blue Sky and High West aim to build a landmark Western destination and resort offering an authentic and premium western experience. For more information and where to buy High West products near you, visit highwest.com.


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