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High West Campfire

Bourbon / Rye / PEATED SCOTCH blend

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@voidwp2556Review by @voidwp2556

21st Oct 2012


High West Campfire
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For reference, this is for Batch No. 6, Bottle Bo. 1949, and I paid about $40.00 for this bottle.

Had the pleasure of tasting through the whole High West lineup with a distillery rep at Winebow's NYC tasting in September 2012. Out of the whole line, I chose to purchase the Campfire and the 36th Vote for personal use (and pretty much the whole line for our store).

This whiskey embodies innovation - a blend of bourbon, rye, and (the real kicker) a peaked scotch whisky. High West won't disclose the proportions of the three, and for the life of me, I could not convince the High West rep to tell me who the scotch producer was (they are contractually obligated to keep that to themselves). Whatever it is, IT WORKS!

The nose nose is full of fruity honey, mango, and raspberry notes on top of a bed of peat smoke and pepper. Things get spicy on the palate, where the rye really shines. The peated scotch takes the finale, and leaves you wondering what the hell kind of whisk(e)y you just experienced.

I love this stuff, and can't wait to see what High West comes up with next - the whole lineup is impressive!

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Benancio commented

@ voidwp2556, I've tried to blend this with not much luck, but I'm no master blender. I'll have to get a bottle to see how it is when done right. It sounds like a good idea, I don't it easy to pull off though.

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