High West Campfire
How to Enjoy
Campfire is best enjoyed with old friends and good looking strangers. Sip straight or with a little water. Campfire also puts a unique twist on classic cocktails
One morning at the Bruichladdich distillery B&B, High West Founders David and Jane Perkins smelled peat in the air. The great ladies that made the meals were simmering a bottle of peated whiskey and sugar! Later that night, they brought out dessert of ripe honeydew drizzled with the peated syrup. That was the most unusual, delicious and memorable ending to a dinner they had ever had. The combination of melon and sweet smoke really worked – so (naturally…) David thought why not mix sweet bourbon and peat? The main flavor (or melody) is sweet honey from a ripe bourbon. The enhancing flavor (or harmony) is floral fruity spice from a mature rye whiskey. The accent (Satchmo’s gravelly voice!) is smoke from a peated scotch whisky.
Back Label Story
As the sun sinks low and the cold settles in, grab a bottle of Campfire and gather round a blazing fire to warm up, wind down your day, share stories, and deepen friendships. One taste of this sweet, spicy and, yes…smoky whiskey, you’ll know how it got its name. We like to enjoy Campfire whiskey with s’mores…or good-looking strangers. If you find yourself in Old Town Park City, you ought to come visit the High West Distillery and Saloon and get a taste of our Western hospitality and our crowd-pleasing victuals.
Ratio of whiskeys: Top Secret!
Filtration: No Chill Filtration, No Flavor Added
Proof & ABV
Age(s), Distilled by & Mashbill(s)
A blend of bourbon, rye, and peated Scotch whisky, ranging in age from 4-8 years old.
Straight Rye Whiskeys: 95% rye, 5% barley malt from MGP and 80% Rye, 20% malted rye from High West Distillery
Straight Bourbon Whiskey: 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% barley malt from MGP
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky: Undisclosed Source (due to contractual reasons)
New, charred white American oak barrels, as well as 2nd use Bourbon barrels
Nose: Floral, fruity, bright and spicy, caramel, butterscotch, Light smoke and smoldering wood from a campfire the morning after, jasmine, chai tea, sandalwood, leather, tobacco, pine resin and toasted bread.
Taste: vanilla, honey, toffee with some nice fruit, blueberries and black cherries, chai spices – nutmeg, cinnamon, orange zest, salty caramels, tobacco, gentle smoke!
Finish: Long, sweet, spicy, and smoky
Product Reviews & Awards
91 Points – Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
93 Points (Exceptional) Beverage Testing Institute
International Review of Spirits Award: Gold Medal
93 Points – Jim Murray
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