Calling All Jackalopes: High West Releases 2024 Bourye


April 5, 2024

High West Distillery Bourye bottle

High West announced the release of the 2024 expression of Bourye, a blend of straight rye and straight bourbon whiskeys.

The whiskeys in Bourye, which are sourced from multiple distilleries, are aged for a minimum of 10 years and are non-chill filtered before being bottled at 92 proof.

The straight rye whiskeys’ mashbills are 95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP; and 80% rye, 20%. Meanwhile, the straight bourbon whiskeys’ mashbills are 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley malt from MGP; and 78% corn, 10% rye, 12% malted barley from Kentucky. The whiskeys were aged in new charred white American Oak Barrels.

The annual whiskey is a tribute to the legendary Jackelope, the elusive cross between an antelope and a jackrabbit.

Per High West, “It is rumored that pockets of jackalope populations continue to persist in the American West, its native home. In the old West, when cowboys would gather by their campfires to sing at night, jackalopes would frequently be heard singing back, mimicking the voices of the cowboys. 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,’ in order to throw pursuers off its track.

“Legend suggests the best way to catch a jackalope is to lure it with whiskey, as they have a particular fondness for this drink. Once intoxicated, the animal becomes slower and easier to hunt.”

Bourye  is highly limited and is priced at $124.99. It is available only at High West Distillery in Wanship, Utah, at the High West Saloon. For more information, visit