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High West Campfire Tasting notes and reviews

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High West Campfire

Brand
High West
Expression
Campfire
Type
American Whiskey ~ Blended
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
High West Distillery
Region
Utah
Website
www.highwest.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

88
Nose
Charred oak and coffee with thick, oily peat. Tar, creosote and burnt herbs follow. The corn gives weight to the aromas and with time a touch of cinder toffee and dark chocolate.
Palate
Sweet, oaky and vanilla with oily corn, followed by salt, peat, coffee and tar. Well balanced with a touch of treacle, smoked meat, bitter chocolate and lightly medicinal herbs.
Finish
Long with the charred oak returning but the tar, smoke and treacle lingers.
Comment
A blend of peated malt and Bourbon? Very odd, but it works surprisingly well.

Joel Harrison

89
Nose
There is real depth in the glass here with a balance that isn't undermined by weak grain vanilla nor over-powered by heavy malt. A touch of spice gives this extra body.
Palate
Great oaky flavour which doesn't suggest old age, but gives a good slug of cask influence. Over time a Bourbon cherry ‘Old Fashioned' note appears.
Finish
And that Old Fashioned note carries on to the finish. This could almost be a bottled cocktail.
Comment
The perfect Old Fashioned whiskey, simply open and pour!
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