High West Yippee Ki-Yay (Batch #19C27), 46%

Price: $80 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Susannah Skiver Barton

This blend of straight ryes finished in vermouth and syrah barrels now includes some of High West's own whiskey, distilled in Utah. The nose is fresh and herbal, with spearmint, tarragon, dill pickle, fresh celery juice, and a candied note of orange Kool-Aid. Fruit, nut, and spice flavors temper some of the wild herbaceousness of the palate: blueberry jam, peanuts, cinnamon, and dark chocolate. Lengthy finish, with more dark fruit, nuts, spice, and oak.