Tuesday, May 28, 2019

High West Yippee Ki-Yay Whiskey Limited Showing 2019

High West Yippee Ki-Yay Whiskey Limited Showing...$74.99
May 2019 Edition
A limited release of High West Double Rye! finished in Syrah and Vermouth wine barrels 
A blend of straight whiskeys aged from 2 to 16 years BLEND Batches 19C20–19C27 
95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP 53% rye, 37% corn, 10% barley from Barton 80% rye, 20% malted rye from High West Distillery 
NOSE: Cassia bark, red currant jam, black cherry, dried rose petal, rhubarb, star anise, fruit leather, clove, and brown sugar • 
TASTE: Bright rhubarb, bitter orange peel, smooth vanilla, strawberry reduction, birch, boysenberry, and herbs de Provence • 
FINISH: Candied ginger, clove, and red currants; lively interplay between berry fruit and rye spice 
HOW TO DRINK Yippee Ki-Yay shows best at room temp, neat. With a little time in the glass sitting idle (just a few minutes), the bouquet really opens up to its full potential.

The Name
Where did “Yippee Ki-Yay” come from? Is it a real expression of joy popular with cowboys in the 19th century Western United States? Is it part of the greatest one liner in movie history? Was it influenced by the phrase ‘Yippie-yi-yo-ki-yay’ from the 1936 hit song “I’m an Old Cow Hand from the Rio Grande” about a 20th-century cowboy who has little in common with cowpunchers of old and sung by Bing Crosby in the film “Rhythm on the Range” (also sung later by Roy Rogers and Frank Sinatra) and considered one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time? We’re not sure. But we are sure we like how we feel when we say it... and recommend you use it every chance you get.
Back Label Story

We confess...we didn’t coin the term “Yippee Ki-Yay”. Moreover, we didn’t paint the picture on the front label. It’s an historic poster (Gift of The Coe Foundation and Henry B. Balink) now at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming (, you really ought to visit). Furthermore, we didn’t distill the whiskeys in this bottle - it’s our Double Rye! However, we did come up with a combination that we think will make you say...Yippee Ki-Yay drinkers of horrible tasting cheap flavored uisge beatha! One day, just for fun, we put Double Rye! into oak barrels that had originally been used to age two different types of wine and discovered an all-natural, not disgustingly-sweet sipper for the rest of us.

Proof 92 Proof

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