Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director


The distillery’s seasonal offering earned a 98 rating from Wine Enthusiast, makes a perfect gift.

PARK CITY, Utah (November 10, 2015) — High West Distillery is proud to announce the return of its popular seasonal spirit, A Midwinter Night’s Dram®. Available at fine retailers across the country, it’s been awarded a near-perfect 98 rating from Wine Enthusiast.

Named after Shakespeare’s comedy about love “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” this magical rye whiskey has exceptional flavor to keep you and your love warm through the winter. “Whiskey is an indispensable part of making it through a long, cold winter,” High West proprietor Dave Perkins said. “In ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Lysander describes how quickly true love can vanish. We feel the same about a dram of our Midwinter Night’s Dram. But rest assured, if you savor it slowly, we can attest that A Midwinter Night’s Dram® will help you through the coldest night.”

A Midwinter Night’s Dram® is a limited release of High West’s award winning Rendezvous Rye finished in port and French oak barrels, providing festive flavors of the season making it a perfect gift for Thanksgiving, the holidays or any other occasion.

The curtain rises November 1st, when A Midwinter Night’s Dram® will be available nationally. It is also be available for purchase in the High West General Store in Old Town, Park City and at High West’s new distillery on Blue Sky Ranch.

“The rye forms a beautiful vanilla, caramel and cinnamon base, the port barrels add plums and dried fruits, and the French Oak adds a spice accent,” Perkins said. “It tastes like a proper Christmas plum pudding with lovely mulling spices, dried fruits and crème Anglaise. We knew this was just perfect in the middle of a long cold winter.”

A Midwinter Night’s Dram® joins 11 other award-winning High West spirits. Bottled at 98.6 proof so it goes in at body temperature and priced at $79.99 per bottle, it first made its debut on Valentine’s Day 2014.

For more information on High West Distillery & Saloon or A Midwinter Night’s Dram™, contact Christa Graff, of Graff Public Relations, LLC, at 435-640-7921 or

About High West Distillery
Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, High West's passion is crafting delicious whiskeys and marrying them with outstanding food. High West offers an outstanding collection of highly rated whiskeys, all available in the High West General Store seven days a week and holidays as well as at finer liquor stores, bars and restaurants in 42 states throughout the U.S. and internationally…and growing.

High West has three must visit locations. Our High West Saloon in historic Old Town Park City is the world’s only ski-in gastro distillery that was voted “Best Park City Restaurant” the last three years by readers of City Weekly. It has received multiple accolades including a nomination for Best Bar by James Beard, and a top 10 ranking on The Daily Meal’s list of 150 Best Bars in America. Our High West Saloon in Terminal E at Salt Lake International Airport offers the best food and drinks in any airport west of the Mississippi. Finally, High West Distillery on Blue Sky Ranch in Wanship, Utah is our 30,000 square foot world-class western whiskey distillery. It has educational tours and a visitor center featuring High West’s unique country-western cuisine. Blue Sky is an historic working cattle ranch and soon to be luxury guest ranch with a wellness center and state of the art conference and event centers.  Both Blue Sky and High West aim to build a landmark Western destination and resort offering an authentic and premium western experience.  For more information and where to buy High West products near you, visit