Imbibe An All-American Single Malt Whiskey With High West’s Scotch Tribute

Jan 3, 2020

Category: Vices

There are a lot of reasons whiskey lovers, especially those who trade in American styles, should know the name High West. For starters, they’re Utah’s very first legal distillery — dating back to their founding in 1870. On top of that, they also hold the crown as the world’s only ski-in gastro-distillery — adding a little bucket list worthiness to their many other attributes. Of course, they’ve also got an exceptional catalog of spirits, which just got even more enticing with the announcement of their High Country American Single Malt whiskey.

Yes, as the name suggests, this liquor was made to honor the traditions of the many legendary distillers of Scotland and it’s the very first single malt crafted by High West. However, this is not the peaty malt that scotch purists may be expecting (though peat is certainly used in the recipe). Rather, it was made specifically with American whiskey sentiments and traditions in mind. This includes a non-chill-filtered “on-the-grain” distilling process that results in a distinctive heavier mouthfeel, roasted malt character, and balanced complexity. Bottles are also aged from 2-9 years; bottled at 88 proof; and are said to boast notes of smoky fruits and nuts, sweet fruity flavors, and a toasty finish. High Country American Single Malt is available at High West’s Utah location now for $80 a bottle, but a larger nationwide release is in the works.

Purchase: $80

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