High West Campfire is a unique blend of peated Scotch malt, straight bourbon and straight rye whiskies that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. Originally produced in Utah by High West Distillery, this whiskey has recently become available in the LCBO here in Ontario.
High West Campfire is a bold and robust 92 proof whiskey, with a sweet and smoky flavor profile. It starts with MGP-made 95% rye, 5% malt rye whiskey, then combines it with High West's own in-house rye whiskey, a 75% corn mash bourbon made by MGP, and a blend of malts from Scotland for an unforgettable experience. On the nose, you'll get notes of caramelized sugar as well as some floral aromas. The palate has hints of tobacco and leather which are balanced out by the sweet notes of honey and ripe fruit.
Whether you're an experienced whiskey connoisseur or a novice just beginning to explore the world of spirits, High West Campfire is sure to be an enjoyable experience for all. Enjoy it neat or on the rocks for maximum flavor appreciation!
So if you're lookig for something unique and flavorful to sip on after dinner or enjoy on special occasions, look no further than High West Campfire! You can find it at select LCBO locations across Ontario.
What Type of Scotch Is Used in High West Campfire?
High West's Campfire Scotch Blend is a unique and complex whiskey, combining three different types of whiskies—Scotch, Bourbon, and Rye. The Scotch used in this blend is a peated single malt whisky sourced from the Isle of Islay in Scotland. This Scotch whisky prvides a smoky flavor to the blend, as well as notes of dried fruits, sweet vanilla, and sea salt. The Bourbon used in High West's Campfire blend is sourced from Kentucky and adds rich caramel and honey to the mix. Finally, the Rye whiskey completes the blend by adding spicy notes of cinnamon and clove that balance out the sweetness from the Bourbon.
Making High West Campfire Whiskey
High West Campfire is a unique whiskey blend that combines the best of both bourbon and rye whiskies. The blend is made with four different whiskeys: 95% rye, 5% malt rye whiskey from MGP, High West's own in-house rye whiskey, 75% corn mash bourbon from MGP, and a blend of malts from Scotland sourced from undisclosed distilleries. The rye and malt whisky are first aged separately in charred oak barrels before beig blended together to create the final product.
The resulting whiskey is then bottled at 92 proof. This creates a bold flavor profile that is full of complexity and character. It has notes of toffee, clove, cinnamon, and dark fruit on the nose; flavors of dried apricot, butterscotch, leather and pepper on the palate; and a long finish with hints of charred oak.
High West Campfire is an incredibly complex whiskey that will leave you wanting more after every sip.
Who Acquired High West Distillery?
High West Distillery was acquired by Constellation Brands Inc. in a roughly $160 million deal. Constellation Brands is an alcohol company that produces, markets and sells premium beer, wine and spirits products across the world. The acquisition of High West Distillery expands the company's business into the fast-growing bourbon and rye categories, giving them a strong foothold in this lucrative market. High West Distillery is best known for their craft whiskey which has earned numerous awards and accolades, including being named “Distiller of the Year” by Whisky Advocate Magazine in 2016.
The Origins of High West Distillery
High West Distillery was founded by David Perkins and his wife Jane in 2004. The family relocated to Park City, Utah, where they began distilling in 2007. This choice of location was influenced by David's affinity for the old west and the fact that Utah had a lesser knwn history of whiskey production. The distillery has since grown to become a successful craft distillery, producing a wide range of spirits including whiskey, vodka, gin, and other specialty drinks. High West's whiskies have received numerous awards over the years including being named “World's Best American Whiskey” at the World Whiskies Awards in 2016.
The Master Distiller at High West
Brendan Coyle is the master distiller at High West, a craft distillery in Park City, Utah. He has worked in the whiskey industry for over 20 years, and has a passion for creating high quality spirits with a focus on transparency and quality. His mission is to create distinctively balanced and complex whiskeys that are true to the craft of distilling. With his experience and knowledge, Brendan strives to bring out the best flavor in each spirit he creates.
High West Campfire is an exceptional spirit that combines the best of whisky and bourbon in a unique blend. It is composed of peated Scotch malt, straight bourbon, and straight rye whiskies that come from a variety of sources. The combination creates a bold and complex flavor profile that is sure to please even the most discerning whiskey aficionados. High West's commitment to quality and craftsmanship shines through with this expression, making it an excellent choice for those looking to explore the world of whisky while still enjoying something smooth and enjoyable.