February 1, 2011
PARK CITY, Utah (January 31, 2011) – High West Distillery and Saloon has added two new rye whiskeys to its award winning High West Whiskey portfolio: Double Rye! and 12 Year Old Rye. Though both are rye whiskeys, their profiles are very different and showcase the variety possible in a rye whiskey. Both debuted during Sundance Film Festival week, the busiest time in Park City.
Double Rye! is a unique marriage of a spirited two-year-old straight rye and a saddle smooth sixteen-year-old straight rye. The two year old has a mashbill with 95% rye and 5% barley malt. The sixteen year old has a mashbill of 53% rye and 37% corn. The extra age and corn provides smoothness and sweetness to calm the younger rye, creating a complex whiskey great for sipping alone or for use in a classic cocktail. Sourmash Manifesto rated Double Rye! “Superb/ Outstanding…Truly unique! Simply put, one of THE most unique whiskeys I’ve ever tried. The nose is unlike anything I’ve sniffed. If you enjoy Rye or want to try a really different product than what’s available on the market – Double Rye! fits that bill well.” Double Rye! is now available for purchase at High West Distillery for $34.99/750ml. It will be available later this month in Utah state liquor stores and fine spirit shops, bars and restaurants in several states later this month.
High West’s 12-Year-Old Rye will be available exclusively at the High West Distillery and Saloon in Park City for $49.99/375ml. The distillery acquired five barrels of rye whiskey from the former Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceberg, Indiana. The barrels were originally destined for Japan in 2003, but the container was full and these five didn’t make the trip. John Hansell from Malt Advocate Magazine rated this whiskey 93 points saying “It’s the American whiskey equivalent of drinking Ardbeg Supernova. Powerful and invigorating ... If you just can’t get enough rye in your whiskey, then this one’s for you.”
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. Located at exactly 7000' in the heart of Old Town Park City, High West’s home is a renovated 100-year-old livery stable and Victorian mining-era home. The renovation earned the 2010 Utah Heritage Foundation Award for Adaptive Use and both buildings are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. High West's passion is crafting unique and exceptional whiskies. At the American Distilling Institute’s 2010 Craft American Whiskey Competition, High West's Bourye won the top accolade “Best Craft American Whiskey”. In addition, High West also won Best Rye Whiskey, Best Blended Whiskey, and tied for Best Un-aged Whiskey. High West’s Saloon is a Zagat rated, quaint, family friendly, full-service restaurant and bar where visitors can refuel on contemporary western comfort food next to High West’s hand hammered 250-gallon copper pot still. For more information and to find where to buy High West products near you, please visit highwest.com.
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