Not generally accessible
+1 435 649 8300
703 Park Avenue,
P.O. Box 1733,
High West Distillery lays claim to being the first legally licensed distillery in Utah since the end of the American Prohibition. It describes itself as being a "ski-to-the-door" distillery, saloon and restaurant which is housed in an old livery stable dubbed 'The National Garage', and in the adjacent 1907 Ellsworth J Beggs house.
OMG Pure Rye, is made from 80% rye and 20% malted rye. This bottling of 'white dog' is obviously unaged so far from yet being a true OMG (Old Monon Gahela rye) but High West rightly thought we'd want to try the un-aged version.
Bourye is blended from three whiskies: a 10-year-old bourbon with a mash bill of 75% corn, 20% rye and 5% barley malt; a 12-year-old straight rye whiskey that's 95% rye and 5% barley malt; and a 16-year-old straight rye with 53% rye, 37% corn and 10% malt.
This was the first commercial offering from High West Distillery and takes its name from the 19th century summer trading gatherings (or Rendezvous) of mountain men that took place in Utah. Naturally whiskey was a popular item to be traded.
This appropriately named rye is a blend of two rye whiskies - geddit? A 2 year-old with a very high percentage rye mashbill at 95 per cent rye and 5 per cent barley malt, and a mature "barely legal" 16-year-old rye with a mashbill of 53 per cent rye and 37 per cent corn.
This 12-year-old rye was made at the Seagrams Distillery in Lawrenceberg Indiana, originally destined for Japan as a 6-year-old rye in 2003. Apparently five barrels didn't fit in the shipping container and were "rediscovered" when Pernod Ricard sold the Indiana plant to Angostura in 2008.
Campfire is unusual in that it is a blend of Scotch, bourbon and rye whiskeys (possibly the world’s first?). It uses a straight bourbon (75% corn, 20% rye and 5% peated barley malt), a straight rye (95% rye and 5% barley malt) and a peated vatted Scotch malt – all 5 years or older.