High West collaborating with The Prisoner Wine Company on a red wine-finished bourbon and rye blend
High West is preparing to release a bourbon and rye blend finished in The Prisoner red wine barrels.
High West The Prisoner's Share is bottled at 102 proof*, and represents a collaboration between two companies that appear to be well-suited to working together.
The Prisoner Wine Company is no stranger to American whiskey: the company's founder Dave Phinney went on to establish Savage & Cooke Distillery after selling the wine brand, and TPWC has gone on to collaborate with Bardstown Bourbon Company on two different Prisoner-finished bourbons. Meanwhile, High West is well-known for their port-finished A Midwinter Night's Dram as well as their now-discontinued Syrah-finished Yippee Ki Yay.
A distinctive blend of aged straight rye and straight bourbon whiskeys, finished in The Prisoner Red Blend wine barrels to highlight the sophisticated notes of raspberry jam, toasted mahogany, crème brûlée, black pepper, cherry cola, and French oak spice character. Decadent. Indulgent. Unforgettable.
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No word yet on pricing or availability.
* Note: This article uses information from the U.S. Department of the Treasury Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB). Whiskey labels are approved by the TTB weeks or months ahead of their release and public announcement, so details about pricing and availability aren't available yet. Furthermore, any proof statements on the label may be placeholders and might change before the official release announcement. However, everything else on the label will appear as it does here, so this gives us a great early look at an upcoming release.