High West American Prairie Straight Bourbon Whiskey

High West American Prairie Straight Bourbon Whiskey

(0.75l, 46%)


7.5/10
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$31.99
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Born in Bourbon country and raised in the Rocky Mountains.

A fateful tour of Maker's Mark Distillery in 2009 inspired David Perkins and his wife Jane to start their own operation. David — a former biochemist — basically said, “Hey, I can do that!” and moved his family to Utah and set up shop. Success has come hard and fast, and they now produce and market a range of products including their four core Whiskeys, three current limited releases, two bottled cocktails, and two specialty spirits.

High West plans to donate 10% of their after-tax profits to the American Prairie Reserve in Montana — an unbroken, 5,000 acre tract of land in Montana bing returned to its natural state. Thus the name American Prairie Bourbon. Although High West has production stills, American Prairie is a blend of Bourbons produced by others. They keep the sources and final ratios as trade secrets, but we do know that it is a blend of three — a 2 YO from Indiana, and a 6 YO and 13 YO from Kentucky — all aged in new, dark-char American white oak and served at 46% ABV. They did something right… it has won both a Double Gold and Silver medal in international competitions.
  • Category
  • Style
    Bourbon Whiskey
  • Region
    Utah
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
    High West
  • Age
    NAS

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burnt caramel
burnt
honey
toasted oak
spicy
earthy
butterscotch
maple
cereal
What does High West American Prairie Straight Bourbon Whiskey taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Caramel.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Malt, fresh sawdust, and spiced honey.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Cooked grain and butterscotch with a hint of maple.

Finish
Drying, with a raw earthiness and lingering breakfast cereal note.

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Ratings & Reviews
Jeff
Jeff,
Good, not great! Little light on taste
 
Joel
Joel,
Sweet Carmel good middle of the road whiskey. Good buy
 
Michael
Michael,
Good middle of the road whiskey, would purchase again.
 
Jay
Jay,
Solid. Just a good standard bourbon. Not sure it’s any better than regular Four Roses
 
Brandon
Brandon,
I’m going to kind of echo some of the other reviews. The quality and smoothness is akin to a bottle that would cost easily double the price. The nose is sweet, like vanilla and butter. The slight burn, like a good bourbon, mellows into the sweet oaky finish that tingles for a few minutes after. Love this sipping bourbon.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Very smooth and excellent taste
 
Devan
Devan,
Hands down the best bottle I've had for under $40. It rivals bottles I've had for twice the price. It's sweet and caramely.
 
Greg
Greg,
Not for me one of the poorest Bourbon’s I have had so far
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Very smooth
 
Seth
Seth,
One of my go-to bourbons whenever I can find it in bars/restaurants.
 
Adam
Adam,
One of the best bourbons I have ever had
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Had a nice earthy feel with a caramel aftertaste. Best of the set.
 
Jon
Jon,
Smooth and delicious! Not much more that I want out of a bourbon
 
Jon
Jon,
Delicious straight up!
 
guest
guest,
initial sweetness with hints of green apple transitioning to a spicy finish. a delicious and interesting bourbon.
 
George
George,
A quality blend with flavor and spice. Nice on the palate, another great offering from High West.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
My absolute favorite whiskey ever. I love the carmel and spice that are right up front. The finish is smooth but with a definite edge.
 
Michael
Michael,
Would make a good house bourbon. Accessible flavor profile will agree with most guests and the price/availability will not leave you hurting. Save your good bourbon's for friend's that will appreciate them and share this one with everyone else!
 
Justin
Justin,
I really like this bourbon for the price. I was able to get it for around $30 and it's hard to beat if you're looking for a nice, smooth bourbon that's not too light or sweet.
 
Lewis
Lewis,
I love how this tastes. Let the air touch it for awhile and it gets better.
 
Ben
Ben,
Pretty decent
 
Lane
Lane,
Love High West! My go to distillery. Great for the price. Burnt earth start to a spicy maple finish. Good everyday drinking for the price
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Nice oak flavor. Relatively mild drink, good value for the price.
 
Gordon
Gordon,
Surprisingly smooth. Flavor profile is complex for sure.
 
Josh
Josh,
Love High West. Hoping some of their special edition whiskeys pop up here from time to time.
 
Zane
Zane,
Definitely worth a bottle. Standout, classic bourbon flavors. Holds its own against many higher priced bourbons. Keep going back to it.
 
Christina
Christina,
A solid bourbon.
 
Maja
Maja,
Great
 
Thomas
Thomas,
This Bourbon punches way above it's weight class. A great whiskey for the price. Put a big ice cube in a glass and enjoy sipping on this.
 
Nejc
Nejc,
Love it
 
guest
guest,
Excellent
 
Andrew
Andrew,
One of the better whiskey’s from high west
 
Jason
Jason,
Not too bad. Doesn’t have the warmth I typically look for in a bourbon, though. Reminds me more of a rye.
 
Brian
Brian,
Sweet and toasty. Ok sipper, but better with ice. My favorite in the box, but still wouldn’t add it to my bar
 
Danny
Danny,
Could smell the burnt Carmel well with hint of honey. Taste a little spice with butterscotch and maple. Finish just sweet enough. Good for price range.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
This is my absolute fav bourbon. I've been drinking High West for as long as they've been on the market. The American Prairie Bourbon has a great taste that is sweet with caramel, vanilla, and honey. It's not too sweet though. The finish has a bit of an edge that I really like. I wish the American Prairie Reserve was still around. Enjoy!!
 
Amanda
Amanda,
Didn’t love this one. The “burnt caramel” flavor listed on the tasting notes was intriguing; however, “burnt” was the primary flavor.
 
David
David,
nice … spicy and yummy
 
Kat
Kat,
smooth
 
Kendra
Kendra,
Like it
 
Justin
Justin,
Tasty for the price!
 
Devin
Devin,
The color is copper, with thin to medium and fast tears. The nose is floral with hints of caramel and toffee, like being in a candy store. The taste is slightly smokey, very spicy with a bit of sweetness, like a mesquite barbecue. The spice hits you hard up front and then transitions into a long finish with hints of chocolate and caramel. Interesting flavors but not very enjoyable to drink.
 
Kristen
Kristen,
Spicy, a little too bitter
 
Louie
Louie,
It was a very nice whiskey. All I can say is good stuff.
 
Justin
Justin,
Decent bourbon but has a slightly harsh taste in the middle that I am not a fan of. Pretty good finish though.
 
Charles
Charles,
Very nice daily drinker, with a cool presentation. Coming from Utah, it definitely has the "Old West" image. It's priced where I wouldn't hesitate to have a bottle on hand.
 
Ross
Ross,
This had a bite to it, not too much flavor.
 
Owen
Owen,
Pretty smooth. Perfect on its own. Really get the burnt as well as smooth honey notes. Not too sweet but you can tell it’s there. The Campfire one is also excellent.
 
Jennifer
Jennifer,
Their blends are great. Campfire is perfect for sitting around a campfire.
 
Jefferie
Jefferie,
Really good. Hints of Carmel and spices. Smooth
 
Art
Art,
I loved this bottle, great price and very very smooth. It also seems pretty easy to find at stores which I like. I loved the smell of this Bourbon and it was consistent from beginning to end.
 
Damien
Damien,
Nice burnt taste to it. Smooth from beginning to end.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Nice flavor I liked it way more than the campfire version. I think there are better brands out in the same price range.
 
Lindsay
Lindsay,
Caramel finish, burn after taste was too strong for me
 
Tony
Tony,
Sample high West last night the smell of the whiskey is a true. If you’re looking for a true Straight up sipping whiskey You definitely need to try high West this is a part of my top five
 
Brett
Brett,
Super smoky. Not joking about the campfire whiskey! It’s actually fairly easy drinking after the first drink though
 
William
William,
The best $30 bottle out there. Great straight and also in an old fashioned.
 
Ann
Ann,
The spice and burn overpowered any more delicate flavors. The consensus was it left something to be desired.
 
guest
guest,
Great quality and taste for the price. Hi West has yet to disappoint.
 
Jason
Jason,
Big fan of the Brand in general as they do a very nice job! I have a bottle of this from Batch # 1, unopened! Really like some of their other bottles as well!
 
Robert
Robert,
spice moving to sweet. Does that make it balanced?
 
Dave
Dave,
Love this balanced bourbon!
 
Corey
Corey,
Pretty solid
 
Bret
Bret,
A little spice to begin, smooth semi sweet finish. A good for anything bourbon.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Great bourbon - great mixer good sipper. Butterscotch n spice right off , nice nose and great finish
 
Deja
Deja,
Smooth..
 
Lynn
Lynn,
Nice finish
 
matt
matt,
Love this bourbon. Sweet, delicious, and amazing in a Manhattan, old fashioned, or straight up.
 
Craig
Craig,
Of the three in the tasting box, I liked this one the best. I noticed the spicy-ness more, and some butterscotch. I wouldn't turn this one down.
 
Katherine
Katherine,
Would mix well, and would pair well with food. But underwhelming on its own.
 
Michael
Michael,
Too grassy but good.
 
Jimmy
Jimmy,
Good.
 
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