High West Campfire Whiskey
A terrific blend of bourbon, rye and peated Scotch whiskies from High West Campfire Whiskey in Utah, we love the back story of this one.
During a visit to Islay, David Perkins enjoyed a breakfast at a B&B near Bruichladdich, which included a delicious syrup made from sugar and peated whisky poured over honeydew melon. Taking this experience back to America, he set about blending sweet bourbon from Lawrenceburg with peaty Islay single malt, with some spicy Rye for good measure!
High West Campfire Whiskey is the world’s finest blend of scotch, bourbon and rye whiskeys. The peated Scotch whisky in this blend offers a delightful smoky note, reminiscent of a campfire. It is also best enjoyed round a blazing campfire to warm up, wind down your day, share stories, and deepen friendships.
An oddball that crosses the divide between American whiskey and scotch by literally mixing the two, Campfire combines straight Indiana rye, straight Indiana bourbon, and peated blended malt scotch, marrying them together in heavily toasted French and Hungarian oak wine barrels. The scotch adds hearty, meaty flavors to the dry, spicy, and rich bourbon and rye. This is a robust and beefy whiskey, with smoke reminiscent of Southern barbecue. Earlier releases of this ambitious whiskey didn’t quite hit the mark. Now, it’s right on target.
Golden syrup, peach, honey, a little rye spice and just a wisp of peat smoke.
A big hit of rye, cinnamon and sultanas, before we’re back in honeyed toffee territory. Peat completes the tail of the palate.
Sultanas, toffee and lingering peat smoke.
Global blending is something we’re going to see more of, especially if this one’s anything to go by. Don’t think, either, that due to the name this will be like eating embers, the peat is used sparingly to create a well balanced, and original addition to High West’s range.