High West Bourbon

High West Bourbon bottle

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High West Bourbon

High West Bourbon is the flagship bourbon produced by High West. It is a blend of sourced whiskeys.

As of 2023, the blend consists of whiskeys aged 2-13 years:

  • 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley malt from MGP
  • 84% corn, 8% rye, 8% malted barley from Cascade Hollow/Dickel
  • Other whiskey components sourced from other distilleries

In 2022, High West renamed their bourbon from American Prairie Bourbon to simply High West Bourbon. According to the distillery, there was some confusion that American Prairie Bourbon was a type of bourbon rather than the brand’s name, so this change is meant to help reduce that confusion.

Tasting Notes

Tasting notes provided by High West. 1Tasting Notes


Light caramel and sweet vanilla


Rich and earthy on the palate with well balanced flavors of candy corn, honey nougat and sweet corn bread biscuits


Vanilla with a hint of caramel apple and pecan pie


2.5/5 • Breaking Bourbon2023

High West Bourbon continues the distillery’s storied history of blending whiskey of different ages and mashbills, though the times have changed, the bourbon struggles to keep up.