Valley Tan®High West’s recreation of the whiskey made by Utah’s pioneers
Valley Tan can be enjoyed anyway you like, on ice, with a little water, or even how Porter Rockwell preferred it, “squar” meaning neat or without water. We particularly like it in High West’s own handblown sippin’ glasses because the wide mouth allows the delicate fruity aromas to breath more.
Valley Tan is High West’s first aged whiskey distilled in Park City. The name valley tan originally meant the leather made by the Mormon pioneers - eventually it applied to anything not imported from the States, in other words “homemade.” The local homemade whiskey was also called Valley Tan, of which Mark Twain wrote (“Roughing It” 1871): “the exclusive Mormon refresher… valley tan… is a kind of whisky, or first cousin to it; is of Mormon invention and manufactured only in Utah.
• 100% High West’s own distillate • Absolutely no additional coloring or flavoring added. • Bottled at 42% abv (84 proof) • TTB designation: Oat Whiskey • Filtration: not chill filtered, not carbon treated • Age: a mixture aged 2-4 years • Mash bill: 85% oats, 15% malted barley • Cooperage: approximately 90% 2nd fill 10 year old 52 gallon bourbon barrels, 10% from new 30 gallon quercus alba barrels • Distilled to: 178 Proof, this is a “light whiskey” per TTB regulations, similar to Scottish “grain” whiskey however this is distilled to a much lower proof (178 vs. 194.5) meaning…more flavor • Barrel fill proof: 110