Review #229 A Midwinters Night Dram Act 9 Scene 5


Distillery: High West Distillery

Proof: 98.6

Age: NAS

Mashbill: N/A


BACKGROUND: A Midwinter Night's Dram Act 9 Scene 5 was released in 2021 out of the High West Distillery, out of Park City Utah. This is the ninth rendition of the MWND line. The blend is a combination of MGP Rye Whiskey and High West Distillery's Rendevous Rye Whiskey finished in Ruby and Tawny Port Barrels barrels bottled at 49.3% APV.


NOSE: A deep, sweet nose loaded with warm oak mixed delightfully with notes of plum, sweet wine, brown sugar, and graham cracker. (23/25)


PALATE: A light mouthfeel with low viscosity. The front end is loaded up with rye notes giving a cracked pepper spice & light mint clove flavoring, followed by notes of strong dark fruits, plums, dry nuts, capped off with a delightful brown sugar cap. (33/40)


FINISH: As the sweet dark fruits start to fade, you are left with the rye notes as that mint clove flavor starts to peek out going back and forth with a fruity oak spice until you're left with nothing. (22/25)


VALUE: For $100 High West’s MWND is a bottle I look forward to each and every year. The perfect whiskey to break on a cold night to warm you right up! (7/10)


Overall: 85/100


FINAL THOUGHTS: MWND has always been one of my favorite yearly whiskeys & 2021 was NOT a disappointment. Hopefully we will be able to locate some of the other scenes from this years release!


Similar & Slightly Better Whiskey: Wild Turkey Master's Keep Revival

Similar & Equal Whiskey: MWND Act 8 Scene 2

Similar & Slightly Worse Whiskey: Angels Envy


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Scoring Legend:

96-100: The perfect dram, juice of the gods

90-95: Near perfect, truly incredible whiskey

85-89: Amazing whiskey, will always try to keep a backup bottle of this

80-84: Very good, some minor flaws here or there

75-79: Good, quite enjoyable to drink, Will try and keep a bottle on the shelf

70-74: Solid, wouldn’t go out of my way to get this

60-69: Decent, would offer this up to non whiskey drinkers

50-59: Not my cup of tea

Below 50: Give away

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