This is a private selection of High West’s American Prairie Bourbon by Ace Spirits. It was finished in Quady orange muscat barrels for 2.5 years and bottled at 49.9% ABV.
Nose: Super sweet up front with loads of brown sugar speckled with orange zest. Sourdough notes emerge as it turns a bit yeasty with vanilla extract and a hint of lilac.
Palate: Quite sweet with young oak notes springing up on entry. Orange rind is strong with lots of brown sugar and butterscotch. Turns a bit salty after a bit – some rye notes appear toward the back of the palate after the sweetness fades a bit.
Finish: Butterscotch and orange liqueur notes linger.
Rating: 82/100 – Rather sweet, but the orange muscat definitely shows up which makes for an interesting bourbon profile.
Value for the money: Guessing these retailed around $60-70, and I’d probably pass at that price point.