Yippee Kii-Yay
I acquired this whiskey via a little old fashioned horse trading. A couple extra bottles of Elmer T. Lee got me some Yippee Ki-Yay. Was it worth giving up my prized ETL?

High West Yippee Ki-Yay

Batch 4; 46%

Color: Reddish Amber

Nose: Grapes, manischewitz wine, cinnamon, clover, and tobacco.

Taste: First was some regular bourbon notes: spice, clover, wet grass, and brown sugar followed by some wine, lemon, and slight vinegar notes.

Finish: I didn’t taste a ton of vermouth mostly I felt that the vermouth affects the mouth feel namely the dryness which is can also be attributed to the syrah. This is a strange blend and finish but ultimately it works.

Verdict: B-

Personally I don’t think it’s an everyday drinker but it could be a nice dessert drink in place of brandy or a nice palate cleanser when you’re in the mood for something different. Not High Wests best blend but the bar for them its pretty high and it’s still very good.