High West, The Prisoner Wine Company Collaborate On Whiskey, Wine

| November 28, 2022

High West, the well known distillery out of Utah, and The Prisoner Wine Company in California recently unveiled a partnership in which they did a mutual barrel swap to create a limited-edition wine and whiskey.

With regards to the whiskey, the new High West The Prisoner’s Share, according to those behind it, is a blend of the distillery’s straight bourbon and rye whiskeys aged between four and 15 years and finished in French Oak barrels used to age The Prisoner Red Blend, the brand’s flagship wine. It is said by the brand that “finishing this expression in The Prisoner red wine barrels enhanced complexity and allowed the distilling team to highlight their favorite elements of both bourbon and rye in a new setting.”

The Prisoner’s Share is available in limited quantities nationwide and at the High West General Store in Park City, Utah, pricing around $175 and bottled at 102 proof.

High West The Prisoner

High West, the well known distillery out of Utah, and The Prisoner Wine Company in California recently unveiled a partnership in which they did a mutual barrel swap to create a limited-edition wine and whiskey. (image via High West)

Official tasting notes are below.

  • Nose: Cherry Blossom, pomegranate, macerated prunes, dried violets, ginger beer, dark mead, toasted cedar chips
  • Taste: Honey-roasted figs, apricot jam on grilled brioche, black pepper, coconut pound cake, French oak spice, caramel drizzled over blood orange slices

As for the wine, Complicit is described by The Prisoner Wine Company as its “interpretation of a whiskey barrel-aged wine, is made with Sangiovese, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Viognier that is partially aged in a mix of High West bourbon and rye barrels for 12 months.” Pricing at $100, it is available for purchase at The Prisoner Wine Company Tasting Room in St. Helena, California or online at theprisonerwinecompany.com.

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