High West Distillery reveals the eighth rendition of A Midwinter Night’s Dram, a limited release of High West Rendezvous Rye® finished in French oak port barrels. Whiskey lovers can properly toast the spirit and fall season with access to purchase this year’s Dram as it hits High West’s General Stores on Oct. 1.
“We know autumn is upon us when it’s time to sip the latest pour of A Midwinter Night’s Dram®,” High West Brand Manager Mark Erickson said. “Stoke the fire and pull a batch of sweet fig cookies from the oven to properly complement the complex layers of this robust spirit.”
This limited-edition whiskey begins with scents of brandied cherries, fig jam, sun-dried raisins, dried orange peel, baking spice and French oak toast. Pronounced flavors including quince paste, strawberry rhubarb crumble, vanilla caramel, molasses, toffee and leather, lead to a lingering finish of mulling spices, candied dates, black pepper and a hint of spearmint.
“This blend of straight rye whiskeys aged in French oak port barrels is perfect for a cozy night in,” Master Distiller Brendan Coyle said. “We suggest sipping it neat to enjoy each and every sweet, rich, spicy note from nose to finish.”
A Midwinter Night’s Dram® Act VIII will be available nationally beginning Oct. 1. The spirit can be purchased at High West General Store in Old Town Park City and at High West Distillery on Blue Sky Ranch in Wanship, Utah, for $99.99 per bottle.