High West Distillery, nestled in the scenic heart of Wanship, UT, has once again raised the bar for craft whiskey enthusiasts with the release of its latest offering – a Bottled-in-Bond whiskey that not only pays homage to the historic Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897 but also showcases the distillery’s unwavering commitment to excellence.

A Nod to History and Quality

The Bottled-in-Bond Act of 1897, recognized as the United States’ first consumer protection legislation, set forth standards to ensure the integrity and quality of whiskey. By adhering to these stringent requirements, High West’s Bottled-in-Bond whiskey represents more than just a drink; it’s a piece of history. Distilled and aged for a minimum of four years in a federally bonded warehouse, and bottled at exactly 100 proof (50% ABV), this expression is a true testament to High West’s dedication to craft and quality.

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Craftsmanship in Every Sip

What sets this whiskey apart is its unique mash bill – a robust blend of 80% rye and 20% malted rye, delivering a complexity and depth of flavor that is both rare and delightful. Upon the first nosing, it greets you with a rich bouquet of toasted brioche and spiced pear jam, complemented by hints of oatmeal raisin cookies, English toffee, sweet rock candy, lavender flowers, and dried ginger.

The tasting journey continues as it unfolds on the palate with flavors of cooked apples and sage, the toasty edge of a sugar cookie, fresh grated nutmeg, cinnamon candies, cacao nibs, and a touch of juniper spice. The finish is equally compelling, offering subtle notes of coconut caramel, center-tin pie crust, and wildflower honey, making each sip a discovery of its layered complexity.

Savor the Artistry

Aged for precisely four years and released in the second half of 2018, High West’s Bottled-in-Bond whiskey is an ultimate expression of the distiller’s art. Priced at $79.99, it invites connoisseurs to savor the craft distilled within each bottle.

Available through High West Whiskey and local liquor stores across the nation, this whiskey is not just a drink, but a celebration of the meticulous process and passion that High West dedicates to creating unparalleled spirits. Whether enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or as part of a refined cocktail, High West’s Bottled-in-Bond whiskey is meant to be savored one sip at a time, offering a memorable experience that echoes the legacy of craft whiskey making.