April 23, 2010
Toast this year's 136th Run for the Roses at High West Distillery and Saloon with a mint julep featuring the distillery's newest whiskeyHigh West Silver Whiskey. High West Distillery will hold its first annual Derby Day party on Saturday May 1, from 2-6 p.m.
"I can't think of a better introduction to our new Silver Whiskey than a Kentucky Derby-inspired mint julep," said David Perkins, High West Distillery founder and owner. "Our Silver Whiskey is an un-aged whiskey similar to blanco tequila or blanco rum and is perfect in classic cocktails "
High West’s first Silver Whiskey, made from western oats, was reviewed in February 2010 by the prestigious Beverage Testing Institute. Giving it a score of “92 points - Exceptional", the review described the new whiskey as:"Clear with a platinum blue cast. Delicate aromas of bison grass, granola, toasted nut and grain, and chervil follow through on a soft, satiny entry to a light-to-medium body with hints of anise, pear and apple. Finishes with delicate, lightly warming, mossy stone accented fade. Very stylish and slightly reminiscent of shochu; will make great cocktails."
High West's Derby Day is open to the general public, and tickets are $25 in advance, $30 if purchased at the door and $15 without alcohol. The celebration features the Derby on our big screen, live music, and a full buffet featuring Derby Burgoo, Kentucky Hot Browns, Dry Rubbed Smoked Tri Tip, High Star Farms Mixed Green Salad with Silver Whiskey Chive Vinaigrette, Horse Race Pie, Bourye Balls and High West Diamond Almonds. In the spirit of the festivities at Churchill Downs, all guests are encouraged to wear their finest Derby attire. Hats welcome and a hat contest will take place at approximately 3:30 p.m. with prizes to follow.
About High West Distillery & Saloon
High West Distillery & Saloon is Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870 and the World’s only Ski-in Gastro-distillery. We are located at exactly 7000’ at the base of the Town Lift in the heart of Old Town Park City. Our home is a renovated 100-year-old livery stable and a Victorian mining era home, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
We invite you to visit and sample our small batch, mountain-crafted spirits including the award winning High West Rendezvous® Rye, named one of Malt Advocate’s “Top 10 Whiskies of 2008”, and High West Vodka 7000’® the world’s only vodka made from oats. You may also join us on an educational tour where you will see and learn how whiskey is made.
Our Saloon is a very quaint, family friendly, full-service restaurant and bar where visitors can refuel on small and large plates of contemporary Western comfort food next to our hand hammered 250-gallon copper pot still. Our old building has several wonderfully decorated rooms ideal for private parties ranging from 10 to 180 guests. For more information and to find where to buy High West products near you, please visit www.highwest.com.