Excerpt: Very wine forward with bold, dark fruits and peppery spices. The way the different flavors mingle and intertwine reminded me of a fruity, mixed drink. I feel like this High West Yippee Ki-Yay Whiskey would make a pretty tasty Manhattan.
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This is a rye product from High West in Park City, Utah that is finished in Vermouth and Syrah barrels.
Fruity, very vermouth forward with some spice and vanilla. Mild minty.
The vermouth immediately makes itself know. Theres mint, clove, dill and a good amount of what tastes like menthol minty finish. Its odd. At first I was put off by it but its slowly becoming very pleasant. Good mouthfeel and not hot at all. Really syrupy and overpowering in the vermouth/syrah department, though.
Medium and spicy but in a good way. Not hot or astringent. Vermouth is still very much present. Lots of clove and some mild allspice in the finish as well.
I knew I was excited for this dram but I had zero expectation of what to really look forward to. It took some warming up to, but its a unique finish and not all together terrible. Expensive and hard to snag, sure, but oddly delicious when the mood is there.
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