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High West Debuts Second Ready-To-Drink Barrel Aged Cocktail A Classic From The Prohibition Era – The Barreled Boulevardier™ (May 9, 2013)


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A classic from the Prohibition Era – The Barreled Boulevardier™ PARK CITY, UTAH (May 9, 2013) — High West Distillery, Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, will debut its latest spirit, The Barreled Boulevardier™, at its fourth annual Kentucky Derby Party this Saturday May 4th.

The Boulevardier cocktail was created in 1927 by Erskine Gwynne, nephew of railroad tycoon Alfred Vanderbilt.  Erskine moved to Paris and began The Boulevardier, a monthly literary magazine patterned after The New Yorker.  He also frequented the well-known Harry’s New York Bar and was known for his drinking prowess.  “Gwynne made his cocktail with one-part Campari, one-part Italian vermouth, and one-part bourbon. Ours is a little more whiskey-forward,” High West proprietor David Perkins said. “We mix two parts bourbon, one part Vya® sweet vermouth, and one part Gran Classico® and then age the cocktail in a whiskey barrel for four months.  The barrel aging adds a rich mouth feel and mellows the ingredients.  This Boulevardier is a real delight served over ice with a twist of orange or lemon peel.”

The Barreled Boulevardier™ is High West’s 16th spirit.

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