High West Whiskey
High West WhiskeyFounded in 2007, High West Distillery and Saloon is the first legal distillery in the state of Utah since the US alcohol ban that ended in 1933. The founder of High West is biochemist David Perkins who, based on his penchant for bourbon, decided to bring distillation of Small Batch Bourbon returned to Utah by building its own distillery and producing exceptional Rocky Mountain Whiskey.
Award winning High West DistilleryHigh West Distillery and Saloon even distills and stores their High West Whiskey, and the first of its kind to be introduced to the market was the award-winning High West Rendezvous Rye Whiskey, which won, among other things, the "Double Gold Medal" at the San Francisco Spirits Competition in 2008th
• A Blend of two Straight Rye Whiskeys: a 2 year old and a 16 year old.
• The 2 year old has a mash bill with 95% rye and 5% barley malt and is fermented with High West's proprietary yeast. Specific barrels of this whiskey are selected for their herbal, spicy, evergreen, juniper, eucalyptus notes.
• The 16 year old has a mash bill with 53% rye, 37% corn, 10% barley malt. This whiskey provides the spearmint, caramel, and vanilla sweetness to calm the younger whiskey.
• Not chill filtered and bottled at 92 proof (46% abv) to reduce the likelihood of chill haze in the bottle.
Straight Rye Whiskey90 Points - “Another Winner By High West”
“A blend of two straight whiskeys: a very young 2 year old high rye content whiskey and a 16 year old rye whiskey with a lower rye content. Perhaps the spiciest American whiskey I have ever tasted, yet at the same time, quite tame and mellow. Complex notes of mint, clove, cinnamon, licorice root, pine nuts, and dark chocolate, with a surprising dose of gin botanicals throughout. A soft underbelly of caramel, sweet corn, and soothing vanilla provides an interesting counterpoint. Very easy-drinking, too (hard to believe 46%). Intriguing, and a must-try for rye whiskey aficionados - even if only to satisfy your curiosity. ”
John Hansell, Malt Advocate Magazine
92 Points (Exceptional)