This is the 3rd release of the Midwinter Night’s Dram from High West that came out in 2015. This expression is a blend of a 6 year MGP straight rye and a 16 year Barton straight rye that was finished in port wine and French oak barrels. It’s bottled at 49.3% ABV.
Nose: Freshly ground bowl of rye with plums, young oak, berry cobbler, and french vanilla. The port influence is strong here overtaking the powerful rye notes.
Palate: Port taking the lead again with bold fruits accompanied by a nutty oak, rich rye grains, and buttered yeast rolls.
Finish: Sawdust with dark raisins and plums – lingers a good while.
Value for the money: These retailed for around $80 which I think is a fair price. I’ll buy another of the latest act at that price when my bottle runs out.