High West Yippee Ki-Yay

Rye

High West // USA

community rating

3.85
3 out of 5 stars
( 435 )

High West Yippee Ki-Yay is a marriage of sourced straight rye whiskeys finished in ex-vermouth oak barrels and ex-syrah wine barrels. One is a 2-year rye sourced from MGP/LDI and made with a mash bill of 95% rye and 5% barley malt; while the other is sourced from Barton Distillery and made from a mash bill of 53% rye and 37% corn. The duo makes up their Double Rye before the finishing process.

  • age
    NAS
  • Cost
  • abv
    46.0
  • Rye
    Mash bill at least 51% rye; aged in new, charred oak barrels.
  • Cask Type
    new, charred American oak; oak previously containing vermouth; and oak previously containing Qupé Syrah wine

Tasting Notes

"Red berries and plums lead the nose, followed by dry oak and spice underneath, with soft touches of cinnamon and black pepper. The palate is smooth and sweet, with more berries, honey, and vanilla, as well as dry oak and cedar, and tart cherries. Enjoy a smooth finish with caramelized bananas, brown sugar and molasses, with lighter medicinal and herbal notes, and spearmint. Add ice for a chewier, richer profile."

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