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Yippee Ki-Yay

High West Yippee Ki-Yay bottle

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Vitals

Style
Rye (
Blended, Straight
)
Proof
92
MSRP (2019)
$75
Age
Blend of 2-16 year old rye whiskey
Bottler
Source
Varies by batch - MGP, Barton, and High West's own distillate
Availability
Limited Release, No longer in production
, Discontinued Summer 2020
Finishing
French oak barrels that previously contained vermouth and Syrah wine
Format
750mL

What You Should Know

  • High West launched Yippee Ki-Yay on December 5th, 2015 to commemorate Repeal Day. During the summer of 2020, they announced that Yippee Ki-Yay would be discontinued.
  • Finished in vermouth and syrah barrels, Yippee Ki-Yay is one of High West's early successes with unique barrel finishes.
  • Though they do not disclose proportions or ages, Yippee Ki-Yay was a blend of the following mash bills: 
    • 95% rye, 5% malted barley from MGP
    • 53% rye, 37% corn, 10% malted barley from Barton
    • 80% rye, 20% malted rye from High West Distillery

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