Inside High West’s Saloon and Distillery

Jan 10, 2018

Utah’s FIRST legal distillery since 1870
High West’s passion is crafting delicious and distinctive whiskeys and helping people appreciate whiskey all in the context of the American West. High West’s must-visit locations include the High West Distillery in Wanship, Utah, (pictured on front – top) a 30,000 square foot world-class distillery and visitor center featuring educational tours and High West’s unique country-western cuisine; and the High West Distillery & Saloon in historic Old Town Park City, the world’s only ski-in gastro distillery.
High West was honored to receive Whisky Advocate’s prestigious Distiller of the Year award in 2016. The ultimate authority on whisky said, “High West delivers innovative and delicious whiskeys, expands the definition of what it is to be a distiller, and pioneered a successful new paradigm for craft distilling.”

The “official spirit partner” for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard team
U.S. Ski & Snowboard, an Olympic sports organization empowering some of the world’s most elite athletes, declared High West Distillery their new spirit sponsor in 2017. The partnership is opportunely timed for U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes to carry the High West brand to the international stage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea this February.

“We are proud to showcase High West Distillery as part of our growing family of partners,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard president and CEO Tiger Shaw. “This is an opportunity to bring awareness to the already internationally-known whiskey brand with whom we proudly share our Park City home.”

“It is an incredible honor to partner with U.S. Ski & Snowboard,” said High West Director of marketing Justin Lew. “We look forward to working together to elevate both organizations’ reputations in our respective sport and spirit communities.”

American Prairie Bourbon™:
A complex blend of straight bourbons producing an aromatic whiskey that helps preserve the West. High West will donate 10% of after-tax profits from each bottle to the American Prairie Foundation in Montana.

How to enjoy: Great in cocktails, but has the complexity to stand on its own.
Nose: Light caramel and sweet vanilla
Taste: Rich and earthy on the palate with well-balanced flavors of candy corn, honey nougat, and sweet cornbread biscuits
Finish: Vanilla with a hint of caramel apple

Double Rye!®:
The spiciest rye in the world

How to enjoy: Very rye forward which stands out well in cocktails, but just enough richness to be a balanced sipper
Nose: Mint, clove, cinnamon, licorice root, pine nuts, and dark chocolate, with a surprising dose of gin botanicals throughout
Taste: Rye spices up front, then menthol, mint, eucalyptus, herbal tea with wildflower honey and allspice
Finish: Cinnamon and mint, gradually sweetening through the finish, with a hint of anise

Rendezvous Rye®:
Our flagship whiskey. A blend of aged rye’s that creates a rich and full mouthfeel.

How to enjoy: Great neat, with a little water, or on the rocks. The high rye mash bill also makes Rendezvous Rye perfect in one of the classic cocktails made with rye, like a Manhattan, an Old Fashioned, or a Sazerac.
Nose: A big nose of cinnamon stick, clove, vanilla, peppermint, caramelized sugar and dried fruit
Taste: Very spicy, with cinnamon, crisp mint and fennel, underlying sweet notes of caramel, molasses, vanilla, macaroon, cocoa, and candied fruit.
Finish: Takes hold with huge rye spice, cinnamon, orange rind, and vanilla and it lingers for ages.

The world’s only blend of Bourbon, Rye, and Scotch Whisky

How to enjoy: Campfire is best enjoyed with old friends and good-looking strangers. Sip straight or with a little water, also puts a unique twist on classic cocktails
Nose: Floral, fruity, bright and spicy, caramel, butterscotch, Light smoke and smoldering wood from a campfire the morning after, jasmine, chai tea, sandalwood, leather, tobacco, pine resin and toasted bread.
Taste: Vanilla, honey, toffee with some nice fruit, blueberries and black cherries, chai spices – nutmeg, cinnamon, orange zest, salty caramels, tobacco, gentle smoke!
Finish: Long, sweet, spicy, and smoky

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