New Beer: Destihl, Oskar Blues, Piney River

Destihl Deadhead Soundboard Session IPA
Our DeadHead IPA Series melds the strong vibe of music we love with the beer we love to drink, elevating both into a higher state of consciousness. Our Soundboard Session IPA is melody of Citrus and Simcoe hops playing off light but balanced malt, for a sublimely mixed beer that is sessionable and blissful music to all the senses.

Oskar Blues Fugli IPA
Yuzu and Ugli fruit infusions twisted together with the blueberry, tangerine notes of Mosaic make for a tangy, juicy, zesty array of aroma and flavor. Salivation will instantly ensue with one sniff of this crushable brew (5.8% ABV, 60 IBUs) that was inspired by a Yuzu brew we made with some brewing friends in Japan.

Piney River Mule Team IPA
American-style imperial India pale ale generously hopped and dry hopped for full hop flavor and aroma. 10% ABV, 90 IBU.

Ardbeg Grooves Committee Release & High West Yippee Ki-Yay now in stock

We have received a limited amount of these whiskies today, act quickly as they will sell out!



Ardbeg Grooves 2018 Committee Release
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We’re rolling back the years to an Islay time when Ardbeg was a very different place.  Join Mickey Heads, our Distillery Manager, on a meandering trip down memory lane (AKA the most famous road in the history of malt whisky) to the groovy wee place that was Ardbeg Village.  For here you will find a thriving community with its own post office, billiards hall, two choirs and even a football team – as well as the colorful stories, alternative lifestyle and experimental fold that led us to . . .

Ardbeg Grooves

A whisky that has been laid down in wine casks, intensely charred to produce heavy grooves on the surface of the wood.  The result is a whisky aromatic with smoked spices and distant bonfires, sweet vibes of vanilla popcorn and smoky soot fading into a mellow haze of apples, fresh flowers and smoked pear.  You dig?
-Distillery Website



High West Yippee Ki-Yay 2018 Release
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One day, just for fun, we put some rye whiskey into barrels originally used to age wine. When we mixed the ‘vermouth-ed’ and the ‘syrah-ed’ we discovered an all-natural, not disgustingly sweet whiskey for the rest of us.

How to Enjoy

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 it’s 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.

*Label designed by High West Distillery’s very own Shelby Caret.

Technical Details

Ratio of whiskeys: top secret!
Filtration: not chill-filtered, or carbon treated.

TTB Designation

A Blend of Straight Whiskies

Proof & ABV

ABV: 46%
92 Proof

Age(s), Distilled by & Mashbill(s)

A blend of straight rye whiskeys aged from 2 to 16 years

Straight Rye whiskeys:
95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP
53% rye, 37% corn, 10% barley from Barton
80% Rye, 20% malted rye from High West Distillery

Barrel Type(s)

Aged in new, charred, white American oak barrels and finished in French oak barrels that previously contained vermouth and Syrah wine

Sensory Notes

Nose: Cinnamon stick, dried apricot, dark chocolate with cherry cordial, dried sage, brown sugar, toasted nut brittle
Taste: Bright cinnamon spice, vanilla, star anise, cherry cobbler, dried herbs, undertones of cedar wood
Finish: Spiced red berry jam, black licorice, and muddled spearmint

Product Reviews & Awards

96 Points – Wine Enthusiast
93 Points – The Tasting Panel Magzine

Dogfish Head 120 Minute and Goose Island Cooper Project Scotch Ale

No limit on either – first come, first served…

Goose Island Cooper Project Barrel Aged Scotch Ale
Scotch ale aged in bourbon barrels for four months.
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Dogfish 120 Minute IPA
Clocking in at 15-20% ABV, 120 Minute IPA is continuously hopped with a copious amount of high-alpha American hops throughout the boil and whirlpool, and then dry-hopped with another pallet of hops. Unfiltered and abundently hoppy, it’s the Holy Grail for hopheads!
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Upcoming Event- Mezcal Vago Tasting Featuring Brand Ambassador Francisco Terrazas

Join Lukas on Friday, May 11 as we welcome Francisco Terrazas, National Brand Manager for Mezcal Vago. Mezcal Vago produces some of the world’s greatest mezcals on the market. All of their mezcals are produced in the joven (young) style in order to maintain the purist agave expression. Each one of their unique bottlings are naturally made in a traditional palenque, never blended and with no additives. On the front label of each bottle is a complete breakdown of the production process: the agave, the mezcalero, the pueblo, the batch size and even the fermentation date. No secrets to hide here. Just truly artisanal, handmade expressions of the land, the history, and the people.
Tickets will be $15 with a $10 credit back toward the purchase of any featured mezcals.

Sunora Bacanora & Cream de Bacanora!


An 84% proof agave featuring a slightly smoky nose with a smooth crisp taste.”

A 30% proof delicious Bacanora cream with a blend of rich dairy cream and coffee mocha flavors.”

What is Bacanora?

Produced and distilled using only artisan methods, Bacanora is carefully hand-crafted in small batches to assure it meets the high standards set forth by its original makers, several generations ago.

In old-style tradition, the cores (or piñas) of the harvested Agave Pacifica are first roasted in stone pits lined with mesquite wood and charcoal. To release their juices, the cooked piñas are crushed using large stone wheels pulled by donkeys. The juice is then carefully fermented then triple distilled for purity.

This simple, old-world method is the secret behind Bacanora’s alluring flavor: dry, complex, and peppery with a smoky, earthy finish.

Shed Horn Wine Tasting TONIGHT!!!


Tuesday, April 17th we have a very fun and unique opportunity at our bar. Mike and Adawn Wood, owner and winemaker of Shed Horn Cellars, will be in the bar pouring flights of their wine. Located 90 miles north of San Francisco in Middletown, Lake County, Shed Horn Cellars produces wines from the mountainous, wild, volcanic soils of the area’s most esteemed high elevation vineyards.

It’s not often that you can taste through a wineries lineup with the owner and winemaker to explain everything in your glass. We will taste the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Non-Typical Red, and Zinfandel, with the owner and winemaker presenting each wine. This is not a sit down class or seminar, just a simple flight of wine in the bar with a very special tour guide.  This will be a very casual event and flights are only $10 each.  To reserve your spot, tickets can be purchased at the link below or you can pay at the bar.

Purchase Shed Horn Winemaker Flight Tickets