HIGH WEST DISTILLERY TO LAUNCH BARRELED MANHATTAN AT MANHATTAN COCKTAIL CLASSIC
PARK CITY, Utah (May 10, 2011) – On May 16th, High West Distillery will release its limited edition “The 36th Vote – Barreled Manhattan” at the upcoming Manhattan Cocktail Classic in New York City during the event’s “Make Mine With Rye” seminar, hosted by High West Distillery. The 36th Vote – Barreled Manhattan will be available in limited quantities throughout the country
The 36th Vote – Barreled Manhattan was first debuted on December 5, 2010 at High West’s Repeal Day Celebration in Park City. The name, “the 36th Vote” is a tribute to Utah’s role as the critical last vote needed to ratify the 21st Amendment repealing Prohibition in 1933. “A Manhattan just seemed to be the perfect libation to celebrate the end of Prohibition,” said High West Proprietor David Perkins. “Due to the overwhelming response, we decided to make more and launch it in its namesake city.” The bottled cocktail is a combination of award-winning High West Rye Whiskey with premium vermouth and bitters, and then married in an American oak barrel for 100 days. “The time spent in oak results in a well-balanced marriage of the rye’s spiciness, the vermouth’s herbs, and the bitters’ complexity,” says Perkins.
The 36th Vote Barrel Aged Manhattan will make its East Coast debut at High West’s “Make Mine With Rye” seminar on Monday, May 16 at 1pm at Ward III, a cutting edge bar that makes some of the best cocktails in New York City. Perkins, which was recently named “Whiskey Pioneer of the Year” by Malt Advocate Magazine for several innovative rye whiskey blends, will explore the world of rye whiskey, including the distilling and history of the spirit. High West will feature different styles of rye whiskey, including its latest spirit, High West Silver Whiskey – OMG Pure Rye.
Tickets to the “Make Mine With Rye” seminar are $50 and can be purchased online on the event’s website at www.manhattancocktailclassic.com. For more information on the 36th Vote Barrel Aged Manhattan and other High West products, please contact Christa Graff at 435.640.7921 or email@example.com, or visit www.highwest.com.
About High West Distillery & Saloon
High West Distillery & Saloon is Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870 and the world’s only Ski-in Gastro-distillery located at exactly 7000′ in the heart of Old Town Park City, High West’s passion is crafting unique and exceptional whiskies and marrying these with outstanding food. High West Whiskeys have received multiple awards and accolades and High West Distillery was just named “Whiskey Pioneer of the Year” by Malt Advocate Magazine. High West Saloon is a family friendly, full-service restaurant and bar that was just included in the Zagat guide and voted “Best Park City Restaurant” by readers of City Weekly. Visitors can enjoy contemporary Western comfort food next to High West’s hand hammered 250-gallon copper pot still in a renovated 100-year-old livery stable and Victorian mining-era home. The renovation earned the 2010 Utah Heritage Foundation Award for Adaptive Use and both buildings are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. High West products are available in 18 states throughout the U.S. For more information and to find where to buy High West products near you, please visit highwest.com.