burnt caramel
burnt
honey
toasted oak
spicy
earthy
butterscotch
maple
cereal
Spiral High West American Prairie Straight Bourbon Whiskey
High West
American Prairie Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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
Price:
$31.99
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

High West American Prairie Straight Bourbon Whiskey

(0.75l, 46%)


7.4/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of High West American Prairie Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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.
 
Peter
Peter,
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
 
Susan
Susan,
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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