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Awards & Recognition
- ADI 2012 Bronze Medal for White Whiskey
Where to Buy
THL: What is it?
OMG Pure Rye is an un-aged whiskey distilled from a mash that is 80% rye and 20% malted rye. It's made in the tradition of Monongahela regional whiskeys from the 1800s, renowned for their quality.
THL: Why should you try it?
While this whiskey does create an oh-my-god-that-is-so-good flavor, it's not named for the acronym made popular by text and instant messaging. It's actually a tribute to a style of whiskey known in the 1800s as Old MononGahela rye. Many of America's distillers settled along the Monongahela river in Western Pennsylvania, and sent their whiskey all over the country. It quickly became an American favorite.
THL: Who makes it?
High West is a distillery that you can literally ski up to from Park City's infamous mountain peaks. Owner David Perkins is a retired biochemist from California.
THL: What does it taste like?
Malty, earthy Scotch
THL: How should you drink it?
Try one of High West's recommendations, Thirsty in L.A.
1 oz Lemongrass infused Martini & Rossi Bianco Vermouth*
3/4 ounce High West Silver OMG
1/4 ounce Aperol
1/4 ounce Nonino
3 dash Peychaud’s Bitters
Place all ingredients into a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a chilled coupe glass and top with a splash of sparkling white wine. Garnish with a lemon twist.
*Lemongrass Bianco Vermouth
Take a handful of fresh lemongrass stalk, cut the tops off, using only the bottoms, slice them open and place into a 1 liter bottle of Martini & Rossi Bianco vermouth. Let sit in the fridge for 24 hours.
[Recipe: Lindsay Nader, Pour Vous, Harvard & Stone (Los Angeles, CA); PDT (New York City,NY)]