High West Silver Whiskey® – Western OatAn un-aged oat whiskey (akin to a blanco tequila) with a mash bill containing 85% oats and 15% barley malt. A very unique and incredibly smooth whiskey.
High West Silver Whiskey® is remarkably versatile. Neat, on the rocks, in a classic cocktail, or wherever you'd use another "clear" spirit. Try an Old Fashioned-Old Fashioned, a Clementine, or a Silver Manhattan.
Tequila and rum both have their Blanco and anejo, why can't whiskey? All spirits are born clear and turn brown after aging in a barrel. High West SILVER™ spent all of 5 minutes in a barrel to minimize the barrel's influence on the taste of the native spirit. We call ours silver because we distill it in old town Park City, one of the west's richest silver mining towns. High West Silver Whiskey® is a lot smoother and more elegant than other "white" whiskeys...often called moonshine, because we use the best ingredients and exact science to distill the elegance from the grain and separate those awful flavors you can get in other white whiskies.
Our High West Silver Whiskey® is classified as a "light whiskey" by the TTB, meaning it was distilled at greater than 160 proof and less than 190 proof. We cut the "tails" of this whiskey at 176 proof, when the fusel oils begin to show up. Fusel oils can taste like Band-Aids and we figured you'd appreciate us taking that out! We also "proof" the whiskey down with our high mineral content water - mainly because it tastes pretty good.
Beverage Testing Institute- "Delicate aromas of bison grass, granola, toasted nut and grain, and chervil follow through on a soft, satiny entry to a light-to-medium body with hints of anise, pear and apple. Finishes with delicate, lightly warming, mossy stone accented fade. Very stylish and slightly reminiscent of shochu; will make great cocktails."
Drinkhacker.com - That’s right: Oats! Just like your cereal. High West says people don’t make whiskey out of oats because they are a) tricky and b) expensive. We can buy that, and sure enough this is a remarkably smooth and complex spirit: The nose is much less harsh than most white whiskeys, and the body has a lightly sweet, cocoa- and coconut-infused character to it. It helps that this has been cut way down to 80 proof, softening the spirit up further and going out with a smooth vanilla finish. One of the most enjoyable silver whiskeys I’ve ever had. Reviewed: Assay 11G11 (bottled July 11, 2011), Bottle #60. A / $37
Best Un-Aged whiskey
- 2010 ADI Craft American Whiskey Competition
- Beverage Tasting Institute
- American Craft Spirits - americancraftspirits.com
- International Review of Spirits