High West Distillery in Park City Utah. Yes, that is a working ski lift in the background. You can ski Park City all day and then literally ski right up to the distillery for dinner and whiskey, and I did.
The fire pit on the heated patio greets you as you come off of the slopes.
In the basement the whiskey is born. The grain is ground and the mash is stewed. There is a lot going on down here under these historic old buildings.
This is all you really need to know.
This mash will someday soon become High West Silver, an oat and barley un-aged whiskey. I was able to taste this “beer”and it has a sour-dough flavor on the tongue. The after taste, (I just can’t use the word finish while describing soupy oatmeal) the after taste had some of the banana qualities that are found in the Silver.
The pot and columns.
Ryan gave me a great tour around the facility and introduced me to the last bottle of High West 12 Year in the distillery (and possibly the world) I made sure this bottle did not see another day.