Join Barriques for an exclusive virtual tasting of three spirits from High West Distillery on Friday, January 8th at 7pm.
David Perkin’s passion for brown spirits convinced him to put his talents as a biochemist to the task of creating the first distillery built in Utah since the 1870's. Built at the base of Park City, Utah's ski hill, David set out to make the best Rocky Mtn whiskey at the first US ski in, ski out distillery. With limited production and aging space and encouragement from Jim Rutledge, Master Distiller for Four Roses, David sought out a multitude of whiskey producers that already had aged barrels in their stock. David worked with these producers to create unique blended whiskies, similar to those you would commonly see in Scotland. High West Master Distiller, Brendan Coyle assists David in blending their own whiskies with those 2 - 14yr whiskies they purchase to create some of the best whiskies in America. Unlike other newer whisky houses, David did not hide that he was purchasing whiskey from outside his distillery but instead, celebrated each unique quality they brought to his blends. Today High West occupies a much larger facility outside of Park City, with over 25,000sq ft. facility and a future capacity of producing over 200,000 cases of their own whiskey for blending.
The tasting pack for the High West Distillery event contains 375ml bottles of the following:
High West American Bourbon
Light caramel and sweet vanilla aromas. Rich and earthy on the palate with well balanced flavors of candy corn, honey nougat and sweet corn bread biscuits. Notes of vanilla with a hint of caramel apple on the finish.
Silver Medal - Bourbon - High Rye - Whiskeys of the World 2015
Double Gold Medal - Fifty Best 2015
92 Points - The Tasting Panel
High West Double Rye
Aromas of mint, clove, cinnamon, licorice root, pine nuts, and dark chocolate, with a surprising dose of gin botanicals throughout. Flavors of rye spices up front, then menthol, mint, eucalyptus, herbal tea with wildflower honey and allspice. On the finish flavors of cinnamon and mint, gradually sweetening through the finish, with a hint of anise.
91 Points: Jeffery Lindenmuth, Whisky Advocate90 Points: John Hansell, Malt Advocate Magazine93 Points (Exceptional): Beverage Testing InstituteInternational Review of Spirits: Gold MedalA- Rating: Christopher Null, Drinkhacker.com97 Points: Matt Colglazier, americancraftspirits.com
High West Rendezvous Rye
A big nose of cinnamon stick, clove, vanilla, peppermint, caramelized sugar and dried fruit. Tastes very spicy, with cinnamon, crisp mint and fennel, underlying sweet notes of caramel, molasses, vanilla, macaroon, cocoa, and candied fruit. The finish takes hold with huge rye spice, cinnamon, orange rind, and vanilla and it lingers for ages.
94 Points- Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
95 Points- Malt Advocate Magazine
95 Points - Whiskey Advocate
96 Points (Exceptional)-Wine Enthusiast
Best Rye Whiskey- 2010 American Distilling Institute Craft Whiskey Competition
After purchasing your High West Tasting Pack, you will receive an email with instructions on how to join us virtually, on the the 8th. Event is limited to 24 tasting packs so get yours before they sell out. Cheers!