750ml // 46.0% ABV
American Prairie Reserve is named after the impressive 5,000 square mile wildlife reserve in northeastern Montana, the largest in the lower 48 states. High West are also donating 10% of post tax profits from this whiskey to the project.
The whiskey itself is a small-batch blend of two straight Bourbons, a 6 year from Seagrams in Lawrenceberg, Indiana and a 10 year old from Four Roses with a higher rye content in the mashbill by comparison:
6 Year Old Bourbon: Mashbill of 75% Corn, 20% rye, 5% barley malt. 10 Year Old Bourbon: Mashbill of 60% Corn, 35% rye, and 5% barley malt.
Nose: Light caramel notes supported by mixed peels and cinnamon.
Palate: Sweet, toasty spices, vanilla, cherries and manuka honey.
Finish: Peanut brittle, chocolate orange and hints of dried red berries.
Overall: Quite a light Bourbon with subtle oak.