Originally a blend of a 2 yr LDI Straight Rye and a 16 yr old Straight Rye from Barton’s. High West Founder David Perkins thoroughly enjoyed the 2 yr but thought it needed taming by an older whiskey, thus creating this blend. High West is Utah’s first distillery since 1870 and the world’s only ski-in gastro-distillery.
The mashbills for the whiskies are 95% Rye 5% Barley (MGP) and 53% Rye 37% Corn 10% Barley (Bartons)
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 all spice.
Finish: Cinnamon and mint, gradually sweetening through the finish, with a hint of anise.