High West A Midwinter's Night Dram (Act 6), 49.3%

Price: $100 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: David Fleming

This sixth edition of Midwinter's, which is Rendezvous rye finished in French oak and port barrels, includes High West's own-make rye for the first time. A nose of gingerbread, allspice, nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon melds with fragrant cedar chest, leather, and oak. The palate offers sweet blackberry, chocolate, raisins, and dried plums, along with toasted oak and tobacco, leading to a spicy finale. A beautiful balancing act and a wonderfully indulgent treat.