High West Valley Tan

Other Whiskey

High West // Utah, USA


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3 out of 5 stars
( 43 )

High West Valley Tan was originally made with a predominately oat mash bill, but was switched to a majority wheat mash bill by edition 3, also including oat and malted barley. The move was based on a historical reference from explorer Sir Richard Burton to Utah whiskey made from wheat. It's distilled by High West themselves, as opposed to their sourced expressions. Non-chill-filtered, with no additives or flavorings, it's bottled at 43.5% ABV, and is a blend of whiskeys between one and six years old. Limited availability.

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  • Other Whiskey
    A spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
  • Cask Type
    second-fill bourbon and new American white oak

Tasting Notes

"Find oats, overripe baked apples and yeasty ale on the nose, with hints of cider vinegar. The palate showcases a distinct wheated flavor, but also oats - think Multigrain Cheerios, or maybe Honey Nut Cheerios. A rich sweetness creeps in on the finish, with molasses and brown sugar, along with honey, and oaky spice. This is funky and different, but definitely fun. Let it open up for a few minutes and it quickly grows on you."

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