Wine Enthusiast 96 points - This polished annual release is always a pleasure, and the seventh release in the series is no different. Concentrated caramel tinged with oak and red fruit entice the nose and palate. Adding water eases the alcohol bite, and brings more lush fruit and spice forward. A blend of straight rye whiskies finished in French oak port barrels, bottled by High West..Kara Newman, March/2020
A limited release of Rendezvous® Rye finished in port and French oak barrels. This is a very unique rye whiskey that tastes like the flavors of Christmas. The name is a play on Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream. When we first tasted this special whiskey, it seemed perfect for a really cold night, hence, A Midwinter Nights Dram.
Class & Type: A blend of straight rye whiskeys, finished in port and French oak barrels. Proof:98.6 Mashbill: 6-year old straight rye whiskey: 95% rye and 5% barley malt (LDI now MGP). The 16-year old straight rye: 80% rye, 10% corn, 10% barley malt (Barton Distillery).
Around here, whiskey is considered a necessity for surviving the long, cold winters. One sip of A Midwinter Nights Dram, alongside a cozy fire, and dreary winter nights become warm and dream-like. Imagine a holiday gathering, filled with the scents of a proper Christmas pudding, lovely mulling spices, and creme anglais. This limited release whiskey starts with our Rendezvous® Rye, which is then finished in port and French oak barrels. ‘Tis a sumptuous marriage of vanilla, caramel and cinnamon, enhanced with raisin and spice accents. So join us good ladies and gents. Gather ‘mongst thy family and friends, and raise thy glass to winters that are “Swift as a shadow, as short as any dream.