A Midwinter Night’s Dram is easily our most anticipated limited release blend of the year. It’s High West’s Rendezvous Rye finished in both Ruby and Tawny Port barrels for an additional one to two years,” said Master Distiller Brendan Coyle in a prepared statement. “This year’s release, Act 9, provides notes of dark fig and blackberry layered over that wonderful spice character that great ryes have to offer. We recommend sipping this spirit neat to experience its many layers of complexity.
Opens with hints of muddled blackberries, honey-poached figs, chocolate covered cherries, toasted marshmallow, gentian root, star anise and hoisin sauce.
On the palate, it offers sugar plums, blackberries, spiced bitter orange peel, toffee cookies aside an orange tea, fresh dates, cinnamon strudel, brown sugar glass, and dried thyme leaves.
The finish yields aromatic bitters, pink peppercorn, violets and mint.