High West Says Yippee Ki-Yay - Straight Rye Whiskey

by High West


High West Yippee Ki-Yay Whiskey Limited Release 750ml Bottle

One day, just for fun, we put some rye whiskey into barrels originally used to age wine. When we mixed the ‘vermouth-ed’ and the ‘syrah-ed’ we discovered an all-natural, not disgustingly sweet whiskey for the rest of us.

Age(s), Distilled by & Mashbill(s): A blend of straight rye whiskeys aged from 2 to 16 years.

Straight Rye Whiskey: 95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP & 53% rye, 37% corn, 10% barley malt from Barton Distillery.

Barrel Type(s): Aged in new, charred, white American oak barrels and finished in French oak barrels that previously contained vermouth and Syrah wine.

Sensory Notes:

Nose: Cinnamon stick, cassis, star anise, dried thyme, rose petal and fruit leather; with time in the glass it opens up to notes of black cherry, rich cocoa nibs, brown sugar, and subtle clove.

Taste: Bold cinnamon spice and orange rind, followed by silky layers of vanilla, blackberry, and dried herbs.

Finish: Clover honey, black currants, and subtle mint.


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