Greetings good gentles and ladies. At High West, we consider whiskey an indispensable part of making it through the long cold winter. One taste of A Midwinter Night’s Dram alongside a cozy fire will surely transport you to a dreamlike state. This limited release whiskey is a sumptuous marriage of our Rendezvous Rye finished in both port and French oak barrels. The rye forms a beautiful base of vanilla, caramel and cinnamon; the port barrels enhance with plums and dried fruits; the French oak provides a spice accent. For us, A Midwinter Night’s Dram tastes like a proper Christmas plum pudding with lovely mulling spices, dried fruits, and crème anglaise. So join us good ladies and gents. Gather ‘mongst thy family and friends, and raise thy glass to winters that are "Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; Brief as the lightning in the collied night." - Lysander, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 1, Scene 1, Wm. Shakespeare Lysander describes how quickly true love can vanish. This is how we feel about a dram of this whiskey. However, if you savor it slowly, we can attest that A Midwinter Night’s Dram will help you through the coldest night.
Situated at the bottom of the Quitting Time Ski Run in Park City, High West Distillery & Saloon is the first distillery in Utah since Prohibition and the only ski-in gastro-distillery in the world. "We wanted to call High West a "saloon," says David Perkins, High West's founder, "because we wanted to pay homage to the history of saloons in the old West and the important role they played in each and every town that had one. The saloon was the main meeting place where town hall was held, important announcements were made, and people went to eat and drink. We want people to share that sense of community and friendship over High West."
High West Double Rye Whiskey is made from a marriage of a feisty two-year old Rye Whiskey (composed of a mash of 95% Rye and 5% barley) that was fermented with High West's proprietary strain of yeast, together with a saddle-smooth 16 year-old Rye Whiskey (composed of a mash of 53% rye and 37% corn). Although the exact recipe of this marriage remains a closely-guarded the secret, the result is an incredibly bold and spicy Whiskey.
High West Double Rye has an aroma of cloves, cinnamon, pine nuts and mint that gives way to notes of fresh herbs, mellow caramel, vanilla and pistachio on the palate. The finish is spicy and long, with touches of rye, woody spices and peppercorn that linger.