Whiskey Review: A Midwinter Night’s Dram – High West Distillery

Today we taste and review A Midwinter Night’s Dram from High West Distillery.

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Comments

S Steel says:

And here I was thinking you were reviewing the Glenmorangie A Midwinter Nights Dram…dram shame.

Maxwell Super says:

You both look like you moonlight as bouncers at Chuck E Cheese or Circus Circus hahaha.

Harrison Tracy says:

Ironically, one of the more energetic episodes

Crashmasta says:

So I have a question about the whisk(e)y while it is in the barrel. So let’s say you have a whiskey and you have aged it in a barrel for 3 months and you just love that flavor. Could you then move it into a fridge so the whiskey wouldn’t change too much in flavor? Or would that mess with stuff

Increased Elevation says:

The mooch is back bitches!!!!

Adam Shumate says:

I am new to the channel and tribe channel but have you guys heard of the custom barrels that maker’s Mark is doing for Kentucky stores?

Ryan Whiskey Wine Dane says:

Love this one, by far!

Partylikeahobbit says:

Daniel looks like Radagast!

Christopher Burkard says:

They say people who are married eventually begin to look like each other…

Efrem Ruiz says:

Two parts michter’s American whiskey one part talisker 10 made something special. I recommend you give it a try! Rex… you got a Purdy head (red neck voice). Cheers!

Gustavo Barreto says:

Hi guys, can you post a video with the opening and closing cerimonies ? Both videos from the event are banned in Brazil for some reason. I love your shows, best mix of whisky knowledge and shenanigans 🙂

jeremy dyche says:

Rex you either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

number above says:

Ezra Brooks Bourbon

chuck430 says:

how is there not MORE hair on that wig for the hobbit?

Deplorable Maverick88 says:

Rex does look a cheap imitation of Jeff Bridges. Might I suggest we refer to Rex as “Gregory Overpass” until he grows his hair back?

djr 001 says:

I applaud the shave, but you look way to much like Daniel…

Connor Ryan says:

Well today was payday and I’ve been watching these videos for a few weeks now, so naturally I had to buy some new whiskys.
I got a bottle of Talisker Skye (my first Talisker) and a Cardhu Gold Reserve (yep, these were the one’s on sale this week, that’s pretty much why)
I’ve not had lots to drink but my favourite before this has definitely been the Highland Park 12 (the newer Viking Honour version), looking forward to trying these and hoping to expand my palette some more, thanks for the passion guys!

William Henault says:

Daniel’s hair for hobbits balances Rex’s newly shaved head! It might have to stay till Rex’s hair grows back!

Thomas Cooley says:

rex sounds like your your the one made of play doh

cbsoud says:

Why don’t y’all do a video of the whisk(e)ys you you keep at your house?

LuminesctNight says:

Hey guys just wondering, If you source whisky from Scotland mix it with your whisky then send it back you Scotland for bottling would that or would that not be called scotch?

Ted Wolfe says:

To touch on that ‘Scotland importing non-Scotch whiskey’ question, Cadenheads actually imports various world whisked from Canada, Tazmania (I think), and USA among others.They can even call it bourbon because bourbon doesn’t have to be bottled in the US; besides Scotland doesn’t have to follow bourbon laws if they don’t want to. Cheers!

Dustin Bess says:

LOL! I can’t watch the review seriously with that crazy thing lol

don daugherty says:

I’m sorry, but when rex put the sunglasses on I immediately got an image of a white Stevie Wonder.

soycracker says:

He finally has a decent hair cut

Mrbpstuff says:

For God’s sake, please no more singing!

Ross Fudd says:

Oh Thank You! I just listened to your Patreon video you said if you do another distillery event it wont be in August, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Dude, I live in Alaska!

Raster says:

Rex, to be honest, with your new haircut you look quite normal, plus you look good. It’s surprising… You look great, man!
Cheers.

Carl Dibble says:

Daniel tell Rex to go f off and throw that damn thing you call hair in the fire

Ryan Batacandolo says:

Rolled up clear trash bag chain. The trash som

PhatTrumpet2 says:

Rex actually has a nicely-shaped head. Who knew?

Welsches says:

Sadly I will be opting out of watching the videos his week, only because I want to avoid having nightmares about that head piece. Until then lads

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