40% ABV • 80 Proof
Mash Bill: 85% Oats, 15% Barley malt
Aged (ever so briefly) in Limousin oak.
Nose – rich vanilla with banana, coconut, and blueberry
Taste – A carnival for your palate. Oat biscuits with soft berries and vanilla nuttiness.
Finish – Long with ripe honeydew
An 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. Our 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.
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 Margarita, or a Silver Manhattan.
It is a smooth oat based whiskey that has just seen the inside of a barrel, with an elegant, smooth flavor. 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. 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.