Tequila and rum both have their Blanco and anejo, why can't whiskey? All spirits are born clear and turn brown after aging in a barrel. High West SILVER spent all of 5 minutes in a barrel to minimize the barrel's influence on the taste of the native spirit. We call ours silver because we distill it in old town Park City, one of the west's richest silver mining towns. High West Silver Whiskey is a lot smoother and more elegant than other "white" whiskeys...often called moonshine, because we use the best ingredients and exact science to distill the elegance from the grain and separate those awful flavors you can get in other white whiskies.