A super high-quality blend of Bourbon and Rye that form a supremely delicious American Whiskey.
A fateful tour of Makers 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 Whiskies, three current limited releases, two bottled cocktails, and two specialty Spirits.
“Bourye” is a combination of the words Bourbon and Rye. High West Bourye Whiskey is harder to define. They’ve been making this concoction since 2015 and each year the configuration is a bit different. But we can say that this year’s edition is a proprietary blend of Straight Bourbon and premium Rye Whiskies — all sourced from MGP in Indiana — aged a minimum of ten years. The exact ratio is considered a state secret, but the result is an extremely tasty Spirit bottled at a perfect 46% ABV.
The label for High West Bourye Limited Sighting has the image of a “jackalope” — rural myth of a large, antlered jackrabbit (combination of jackrabbit and antelope). Tall tales are told to this day to entertain the tourist across the great western states.