Jackalopes! Also called antelabbits, these are an antlered species of rabbit, a cross between a jackrabbit and an antelope. It is rumored that pockets of jackalope populations continue to persist in the American West, its native home. When cowboys gather by their campfires to sing at night, jackalopes are frequently heard singing back, mimicking the voices. When chased, the jackalope will use its vocal abilities to elude capture. For instance, when chased by people it will call out phrases such as, “There he goes, over there,Ē in order to throw pursuers off its track. Legend suggests the best way to catch a jackalope is to lure it with whiskey, which they are particularly fond of. Once intoxicated, the animal becomes slower and easier to hunt. Thatís why High West created the original Bourye. Now, the legend continues with Son of Bourye, also a blend of straight Bourbon and rye whiskies, sure to attract even the most finicky of jackalopes. The bourbon (mashbill: 75% corn, 20% rye, 5% barley malt) is a minimum of 5 years old. The rye (mashbill: 95% rye, 5% barley malt) is a minimum of 3 years old. Please see HighWest.com for specific details by batch # of the whiskeys in this bottle (we like adjusting things somewhat every now and then according to our mood). By the way…Son of Bourye is best enjoyed around a campfire while looking at the Milky Way. Important! Jackalopes will attack if cornered or provoked. To avoid injury, quickly fall to the ground, remain calm and still, while humming the Roy Rogers song, “Happy Trails to You.Ē If there are multiple Jackalopes, they will begin singing in the round with you. Make your escape after the second verse!
|92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Itís no exaggeration to say this well-balanced mix of bourbon and rye provides the best of both worlds, combining the sweetness of bourbon with the light spiciness of rye. Fruitcake and dried fig on the finish add complexity.