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High West Silver Whiskey

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  • High West Silver Whiskey
  • High West Silver Whiskey
$36.99

Description

An un‐aged oat whiskey (akin to a blanco tequila) with a mash bill containing 85% oats and 15% barley malt. A very unique and incredibly smooth whiskey.

High West SILVER™; is remarkably versatile. Neat, on the rocks, in a classic cocktail, or wherever you’d use another “clear” spirit. Try an Old Fashioned-Old Fashioned, a Clementine, or a Silver Manhattan.

The Name

Tequila and rum both have their Blanco and anejo, why can’t whiskey? All spirits are born clear and turn brown after aging in a barrel. High West SILVER™; spent all of 5 minutes in a barrel to minimize the barrel’s influence on the taste of the native spirit. We call ours SILVER™; because we distill it in old town Park City, one of the west’s richest silver mining towns. High West SILVER™ is a lot smoother and more elegant than other “white” whiskeys...often called moonshine, because we use the best ingredients and exact science to distill the elegance from the grain and separate those awful flavors you can get in other white whiskies.

Technical Details

Our Silver whiskey is classified as a “light whiskey” by the TTB, meaning it was distilled at greater than 160 proof and less than 190 proof.  We cut the “tails” of this whiskey at 176 proof, when the fusel oils begin to show up. Fusel oils can taste like Band-Aids and we figured you’d appreciate us taking that out! We also “proof” the whiskey down with our high mineral content water - mainly because it tastes pretty good.

Reviews

Beverage Testing Institute- “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.
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