It’s cold, it’s damp…and frankly, it feels like spring and summer are taking their sweet ol’ time to get here. Before you get all mopey on us, look on the Rye side: High West Distillery has a dram that’s dedicated to just that very thing. This Rye blend is a limited edition that’s been finished in French Oak barrels and was made for a chilly, winter-y night. No need to rush spring.
*This bottle is a collector's item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.
**Individual orders limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.
Member Reviews and Ratings of High West A Midwinter Night's Dram
Lives up to its name perfect warm up on a cold night. Not too complex just smooth and warm all the way to yer gizzard.
The name says it all, except I would add the word "Perfect". Smooth and spicy at the same time, with a long finish without any bourbon-like sweetness.
Each year I've compared with the year before (and the one before that) and while there are subtle differences they are all wonderful.
Difficult to find, and often marked up by retailers. Look for it starting in October.
Like time travel back to my childhood Christmas in the mountain cabin
Truly delicious. Warming fruits really come through. Had it on a cold snowy NJ February night. Could not have thought of a better dram to have.
Really nice, but not something I would want to drink everyday. Was perfect Xmas eve...probably won't have another dram until next holiday season. I expect this bottle to last many years.
Great flavor and smooth.
A wonderful rye whiskey; reminds me of the holidays. Bold rye spice, cinnamon, and cherry notes; the sweet fruits from the port are very present in the flavor. It's a unique rye whiskey due to the port finishing; it's a little sweet, preventing it from being perfect. (Act 7, Scene 3; 2019)
Smoothest we've ever had
A nice barrel finished rye. The port barrel really shines and like the gimmick says, this is perfect by the fire on any midwinter’s night! That being said do not spend $350 on this site. This is easily available through retail at $110.
Cocoa, sweet, unique
Nice Spivey finish
ACT 8 Scene 3
Smells of port. Dry, oak, and light spiciness. Mild sweet finish.
Good but definitely over priced like most in this club. At tops $100 bottle.
Unique find. The nose is amazing. Dried fruits and spice, chew it and you will love it.
Sure I'm not afraid to give it that one extra star! Found it at a local BevXX for about a hundred bucks. Saved it for a Thanksgiving nightcap. Definitely a special one. Cheers
Agree with previous reviews- it’s a great holiday whiskey, but NO WAY should you pay $2-300 for it. I got my act 8 (far superior from last year’s act 7 which was disappointing) for $109. $130 is the max you should pay, but it is a great seasonal whiskey. Act 4 is still the best of the lot, but this year’s act 8 is no slouch!
Worth the price... yes but definitely NOT for $258, get it for 90-130 retail near me. Xmas in a bottle.
A very good full flavored offering.
Amazing flavor and smooth. One of the best I’ve had since I started drinking bourbon. Eagle Rare was an original favorite.
This is amazing. NOTE: I ordered one last week and thinking I would get 2020 bottle (act 8) but got the act 5 from 2017/18. Not a issue since I didn’t have act 5 and omg it’s awesome. Just be aware when you ordered you are not picking the act / year. Support confirmed this is expected result.
One of my favorites, Christmas in a bottle
This is my favorite whiskey of all time!!!!!! I enjoy the vanilla and oak flavors
Really enjoyed it.. Not sure if it is worth the $100 price
This rye is incredible. It coats the mouth like a thick oil. Amazing port and fig flavors accompanied with rye spice.
A smooth and well balance finish, yet strong enough to give you a warm hugging at the end. Remind me of some great bourbon whisky.
A very special whiskey.
ok but not worth the price
Perfect neat on a cold winters night
what makes life worth living.
Delicious sweet, plum, port start followed by a strong yet balanced rye spice kick throughout. Ends on a beautiful vanilla, molasses oak sweetness
I wanted to ride the hype train and love this, but I did not. All other high west releases are amazing. Here the port has a certain "bitter funk" which is not very appealing.
One of my favorites.
This can be a hard one to find, and pricey, but it is worth splurging for during winter. The port. fruit, and Christmas-spice flavors come through. Definitely a great sipper during the holidays.
One of the smoothest, most enjoyable rye whiskeys I've ever had. A must try!
The campfire is much tastier, but this is very nice.
I recently was able to taste a Pappy 15 and 20, which is the only reason MWND is not my favorite whiskey. Midwinter Night's Dram is fabulous. Spicy front with plum pie, spicy finish. Delicious.
A truly special rye. Perfect combination of spicy and sweet. Was lucky enough to buy it at regular retail price (1 of only 2 bottles left in the store). I love it but will drink it very sparingly since it’s tough to find w/o paying through the nose.
Amazing dream but I can get it for half the price in my local store.
Delicious spicy notes with a bit of clove and cinnamon. Perfect for a cool evening, as a neat dram.
Favorite rye. Great spice, like Christmas in a bottle
Pricey but wow is it delicious. A sipping over ice on a cold night is delightful.
Smooth and sweet. Love it!
Everything that has been said about this amazing concoction is true!
Christmas in a bottle! Smooth from start to finish but with enough kick to let you know it’s there- incredible and definitely worth the price!
Absolutely love it.
Found a bottle and almost didn’t open it...glad I did! A fantastic rye!
Worth every penny if you can find a bottle!
Amazing flavor profile, aged in Port Barrell
Christmas in a bottle
The port and cherries really shined through in this
One of the best whiskeys I’ve ever bought.
Hi Tyler, thinking about buying some. Do you still stand by your review? Tx
Not one you'll want to have every night but definitely a unique pour. Raisin and Spice with some oak on the tongue and a long finish. Can't quite describe it other than warm and flavorful.
Good for a RHY
A wonder fui taste. The port and oak offer a smooth medium finish. A must try if offered. The taste I had was Act 6, Scene 6. I’ve been chasing this bottle for 7 months.
Amazing dram. Like Christmas in a glass. Warm, with lots of baking spice. One of my favorites.
It’s fantastic, nothing surprising about that!
I was suggested this at a hotel bar in Chicago and I gotta say, this is the best whiskey I've ever had. Maybe it was the cold night, or maybe the good atmosphere on the top floor looking over the city, but I took my time with this one because I didn't want it to end. I just located the last 2 bottles in the city and I'm picking them up tomorrow. GO GET IT!!!
Great for any special occasion. Dangerously smooth with great flavor.
REALLY INTERESTING, COMPLEX, NOT USUALLY MY THING BUT THIS IS GREAT.
Great and complex spices. Tastes like Christmas in a bottle. Fantastic.
Loved it. Tastes older, with far more character than - say - the Breckenridge PX. This juice is awesome. I love what the casks do to the flavor.
A conundrum.....too good to drink fast but too good to not drink fast.
Love this Rye. Great for special occasion
Act 5 scene 7. So beautiful, complex. Start and finish are both amazing and the in between. If you can find a bottle, grab it. Poetic neat.
I stumbled on this bottle in the back of a store once and it has always been my favorite and a standard I compare others to. So far I’ve been fairly disappointed to never have found its equal.
Splendid dram. It is wonderful. Just try it for yourself.
It is an outstanding, rich, Blended Straight Rye Whiskey with a rich & spicy birth, while a delicate life leads to a long & fruity death.
Delicious, good for a fall or winter night by a roaring fire!
Delicious. Last few releases have been terrific - 2016 over 2017. Although a bit pricey it is worth the chase.
Easily one of my favorite whiskeys. Incredibly smooth and unparalleled flavor. Look forward to the next batch being made so I can purchase another bottle or two
Surprisingly smooth with stunning spice notes.
Awesome! if you see one, buy it!
Top 5 bourbon for me. I love this stuff.
Brilliant rye, slightly sweetened and a touch softer. Vanilla, caramel, slices and dark dried fruits. Just enough spicy to get your attention and bring you back for more. Not sure I could ask for much more. A must have if you can find it.
Simply one of the best
Complex, spicy, smooth
Fantastic sipper that somehow manages to pair perfectly with dark chocolate. A dessert to be savored.