High West High Country American Single Malt
American Single Malt
High West // Utah, USA
Launched in late 2019, High West High Country American Single Malt is a new addition to the High West portfolio. Unlike many of their whiskeys which used sourced whiskey, this is distilled entirely at their two distilleries in Park City and Warship.The recipe for High Country is 100% malted barley, but there are three recipes used. One is predominantly two-row malted barley with crystal 60 malt and chocolate malt added; another is 100% two-row malted barley; and one is 100% Scottish peated malt. Three different types of barrels are used for maturation: new charred oak, used bourbon & rye, and ex-port. Each of the three malted barley distillates are placed in each of the casks creating nine profiles. For the first release High Country release, only 6 of the 9 profiles were used and the whiskeys were 2-9 years old. Availability exclusive to Utah.
American Single MaltMade in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
Cask Typenew charred oak, used bourbon & rye, ex-port