The High West distillery is the first distillery in Utah since 1870s and (and I realise it probably doesn’t have many competitors on this front) the only ski-in gastro-distillery in the world, situated as it is at the bottom of the Quittin’ Time ski run.
10% of the revenue from this American Prairie Reserve goes to the American Prairie Reserve in Montana, which is an attempt to create the largest wildlife reserve in the lower 48 states. This expression is a mix of a 6 year bourbon and 10 year old bourbons, both with mashbills of corn, rye and barley malt.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Quite closed at first. Candy cigarettes. Pears in syrup. Cherries and dark chocolate.
Palate: Soft and rounded at first and then a brief explosion of menthol-led spice, which soon recedes to a lovely apple crumble and custard finish.
Retails for around £40-45