Fantastic Release: High West Prisoner's Share

High West Prisoner's Share is a unique and complex blend of bourbon and rye whiskey that is aged in oak barrels for six to seven years. It is a spirit that is both bold and smooth, with a distinct flavor profile that is unlike any other whiskey on the market.

The name Prisoner's Share comes from the practice in the Old West where prisoners were given a small portion of the whiskey that was being produced in the distillery. The idea was that the prisoners could use the alcohol to barter with guards or other prisoners for goods and services.

High West Distillery, located in Park City, Utah, has taken this concept and turned it into a premium whiskey that is highly sought after by connoisseurs around the world. The whiskey is a blend of two different spirits, a bourbon and a rye, that are both distilled and aged separately before being combined.

The bourbon used in High West Prisoner's Share is a 75% corn, 21% rye, and 4% malted barley mash bill that is aged in new charred oak barrels. The rye is a 95% rye and 5% malted barley mash bill that is aged in used barrels that previously held bourbon. The combination of these two spirits creates a unique flavor profile that is both complex and balanced.

When you first taste High West Prisoner's Share, you'll notice the rich caramel and vanilla flavors that are typical of a good bourbon. However, as you continue to sip, you'll begin to detect the spicy, herbal notes that are characteristic of a rye whiskey. The finish is long and smooth, with a pleasant warmth that lingers on the tongue.

One of the things that sets High West Prisoner's Share apart from other whiskeys is the attention to detail that goes into its production. The distillers at High West are meticulous in their blending process, carefully selecting each barrel to ensure that only the best spirits make it into the final product.

High West Prisoner's Share is also bottled at a higher proof than most other whiskeys, clocking in at 92 proof. This higher proof gives the whiskey a bit more kick and allows the flavors to really shine through.

If you're a fan of bourbon or rye whiskey, High West Prisoner's Share is a must-try spirit. It's a whiskey that pays homage to the traditions of the Old West while still being thoroughly modern and innovative. So pour yourself a glass, sit back, and enjoy a taste of the wild west.

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