High West Campfire Review | Whiskey Raiders
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High West Campfire

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  • Distiller:

    Various

  • Bottler:

    High West

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: Once you know the concept behind this whiskey, it’s fun to pick out each of the three major components, yet the overall effect is pretty integrated.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: This is perfect for someone who is over all the old standbys on the shelf and want a new added layer to the regular, vanilla, fruit and oak tasting notes.
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  • Raided Score: 94
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Peaty caramel blends with vanilla, malt, citrus and oak in a fantastically long slow fade.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Chili heat on the finish is balanced by oak, dark chocolate, tobacco, and grilled apple.
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  • Raided Score: 91
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: All in all, well, it works. High West even goes so far as to say “you may not like it at first” but I’m liking it from the get-go. All kinds of complexity here — tobacco leaf, tea, wood, leather, blackberries — but it all comes together in the end.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I like it a lot, because its not too overwhelming in one way or another.
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  • Intro:

    This is a blend of bourbon, rye and peated malt from High West in Park City, Utah.

  • Nose:

    Its sweet like bourbon with a mild smokey undertone. Vanilla, then smoke. Molasses, then smoke. On and on.

  • Taste:

    This is a funky dram, its sweet and hits all the bourbon notes and then smoke rolls in. I like it a lot, because its not too overwhelming in one way or another. Lots of vanilla, molasses, cinnamon, smoke and a hint of icing.

  • Finish:

    Its not wildly long, but its not short or harsh. High West knows what they are doing.

  • Overall:

    Its funky. I like it. I want more of it. I might give this bottle a second look someday. Very unique. Points for creativity.

  • Score:

    6

  • By t8ke
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