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Park City’s High West Celebrates Repeal Day

Thursday Nov 29, 2012
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PARK CITY, UTAH - Two momentous events converge Saturday, Dec. 1, when High West Distillery and Saloon celebrates its third anniversary and National Repeal Day, marking the end of Prohibition in 1933. High West will celebrate with live music, the debut of a new winter menu, and the release of an experimental batch of Campfire Whiskey.

Attendees will be the first to taste High West’s experimental batch of Campfire Whiskey, sample selections from the restaurant’s winter menu, and enjoy the full range of High West spirits at the saloon’s cash bar.

"In honoring Repeal Day, we’re celebrating not the alcohol, but our freedom to enjoy life’s pleasures in a responsible manner," High West proprietor David Perkins said. "This is truly an important occasion for us and I can think of no better way to celebrate than to make available a special limited edition Campfire whiskey, we call Batch XO, that debuted at a special session of the New York WhiskyFest last month."

High West’s Campfire Whiskey is the world’s only (and possibly first) blend of bourbon, rye and Scotch whiskeys - a unique blend that is sweet, spicy, and a little smoky. Campfire Batch XO, however, was married for an additional four months in very special French and Hungarian toasted oak barrels - hence XO, for "extra oak." The barrels are normally used for first-growth Bordeaux wines and world-famous Hungarian Tokaji dessert wines. They contribute a dose of sweet vanilla and wood-spice and add a creamy, luscious mouthfeel. Only 20 cases of Campfire Batch XO will be released, making the spirit an ever more memorable and meaningful holiday present.

High West’s winter menu is no less delicious. The Dec. 1 debut will offer tastes of skillet-roasted chestnuts, creamy grits with wild mushrooms, Rocky Mountain Scottish eggs, elk pastrami Reuben sandwiches, whiskey-braised Moroccan lamb balls, wiener schnitzel with poblano chipotle sauce, whiskey barrel-smoked Loch Duart salmon, pulled pork, roasted winter vegetables, whiskey cider-braised short-ribs, red velvet OMG anniversary cake, whiskey chocolates, and whiskey cream puffs with mocha fondant.

High West’s Campfire Whiskey is the world’s only (and possibly first) blend of bourbon, rye and Scotch whiskeys - a unique blend that is sweet, spicy, and a little smoky.

High West Distillery and Saloon is Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870. Located at exactly 7,000 feet above sea level in historic Old Town Park City, High West is the world’s only ski-in gastro-distillery. High West’s passion is crafting unique and exceptional whiskeys and marrying them with outstanding food. High West whiskeys have received numerous awards and accolades and in 2011 Whisky Advocate Magazine named the distillery its "Whiskey Pioneer of the Year."

The High West Saloon, located adjacent to the distillery, is a family-friendly, full-service, Zagat-rated restaurant and bar that was voted "Best Park City Restaurant" in 2011 and 2012 by readers of City Weekly. Visitors can enjoy contemporary Western comfort food next to a hand hammered copper pot still in a renovated 100-year-old livery stable and Victorian mining-era home, both listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

High West products are available in 39 states throughout the U.S., as well as in Canada, China and the United Kingdom. They are available for retail purchase in the High West General Store seven days a week and on holidays.

Tickets for the Repeal Day party cost $35 in advance , and $40 at the door.

The party kicks off at 6 p.m. Be sure to wear your finest Prohibition Era outfit, not to mention your dancing shoes; flappers are very welcome. One Ton Pig, one of Jackson Hole’s favorite bands, will be taking the stage to perform its acclaimed "fun, down-and-dirty, outlaw-country-bluegrass."

For more information and to find where to buy High West products near you, visit www.highwest.com

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