High West Old Fashioned Cocktail
Crafted with their bourbon and rye whiskeys, demerara
simple sugar, and bitters, this bottled cocktail is aged in second-use rye
whiskey barrels in order for the aromas and flavors to marry.
The Barrel Finished Old Fashioned is a premium
ready-to-drink cocktail that's a simple handful of ice and an orange twist
short of a perfect drink. With their bourbon and rye whiskeys serving as the
base, the cocktail adds unrefined raw demerara simple syrup and bitters to the
recipe. The liquid is then finished in second-use rye barrels. "Our bar
program has been the proving ground for these cocktail recipes. We experimented
with and served variations on these cocktails from behind the bar for years,
ultimately resulting in these final recipes. We developed them to be complex
yet balanced, and they can be enjoyed on their own or when paired with
food," says Steven Walton of High West. Each bottle holds 12 servings.
Situated at the bottom of the Quitting Time Ski Run in
Park City, High West Distillery & Saloon is the first distillery in Utah
since Prohibition and the only ski-in gastro-distillery in the world. "We
wanted to call High West a "saloon", says David Perkins who founded
the distillery in 2006 with his wife Jane, "because we wanted to pay
homage to the history of saloons in the old West and the important role they
played in each and every town that had one. The saloon was the main meeting
place where town hall meetings were held, important announcements were made,
and people went to eat and drink. We want people to share that sense of
community and friendship over High West."