It shouldn’t be hard asking the bartender for another Yippee Ki-Yay Rye Whiskey ($65) , after you’ve had five or six of them. A name like that is intelligible even if you’re having trouble speaking clearly.
Coming from Utah’s High West Distillery (world’s only ski-in distillery), this new concoction is a marriage of two straight rye whiskies, which have been kept in oak barrels that had originally been used to age two different types of wine (vermouth and syrah). The result is an “all-natural, not disgustingly-sweet sipper” clocking in at 92 Proof, that works great on its own or mixed in a Manhattan. And if you’re not sold yet, it must be said that the Yippee Ki-Yay whiskey boasts a beautiful ruby red color, cinnamon & blackberry nose, and a bold punch of cinnamon spice, vanilla & caramel taste, with a long, herbal dried orange finish. Cheers!