Utah distillery celebrates Repeal Day with Yippee Ki-Yay whisky

7th December, 2015 by Annie Hayes

High West Distillery in Utah has celebrated Repeal Day with the launch of Yippee Ki-Yay rye whisky, a limited edition expression aged in vermouth and Syrah barrels.

High West 'Yippee Ki-Yay'

The expression was launched in celebration of Repeal Day

High West, Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870, launched the expression today – Repeal Day – to celebrate the significance of the historic date, as Utah was the critical 36th vote to repeal Prohibition.

High West’s blenders took to experimenting, and decided to age High West Double Rye whisky in oak barrels formerly used to age vermouth and syrah.

High West proprietor, David Perkins, said: “This unique blend was created from a combination of serendipity and fun experimentation.
“Yippee Ki-Yay is absolutely delicious with cinnamon and herbal flavours from the vermouth barrels combined with fresh blackberries from the Syrah barrels.”

The distillery will be celebrating the launch of Yippee Ki-Yay at both Park City and Wanship.

The Saloon in Park City will also be debuting the new winter menu with special Repeal Day cocktails and desserts.

Yippee Ki-Yay goes on sale as a limited release of 3000 bottles.

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