High West Campfire blends whiskey from the USA and Scotland – Robb Report

The Utah High West distillery is set to release the 2022 version of its Campfire whiskey this month, a summery transatlantic blend of liquid from the unlikely trio of Utah, Indiana and Scotland. Trust us when we say it tastes way better than the DIY method of mixing Jim Beam, Old Overholt and Laphroaig in a glass at home.

High West is located in Park City, Utah with two whiskey manufacturing facilities in the nearby mountains and in the city’s Old Town. Indeed, some of this in-house produced rye whiskey goes into the blend today, although High West has made a name for itself by sourcing whiskey casks from other distilleries and creating unique blends and known as Bourye, Rendezvous Rye and A Midwinter. Drama of the night. Campfire was originally inspired by founder David Perkins’ trip to Islay years ago, when he was served a dessert with peated syrup. This combination of smoky and sweet convinced him that mixing bourbon and peated whiskey might actually be a good idea, which brings us to the 2022 batch of Campfire.

The components, which have evolved over the years, consist of whiskeys aged between 4 and 15 years (exact percentages are not disclosed): straight rye whiskey (95% rye, 5% malted barley) from MGP in Indiana, straight bourbon (75 percent corn, 21 percent rye, 4 percent malted barley) from MGP, rye whiskey (80 percent rye, 20 percent malted rye) from High West and a blended malt scotch whiskey (source undisclosed). The whiskey is bottled at 92 degrees and has notes of vanilla, honey, cherry and baking spices on the palate, all backed by a subtle but noticeable smell of steaming campfire smoke, hence its name .

Alongside this new release, High West announced the “Protect the West” initiative, committing $1 million to causes and groups that focus on preserving land in this half of the country that is so heavily impacted by the climate effects. change. An initial donation of $150,000 was made to three groups: Wildland Firefighter Foundation, Protect Our Winters and American Prairie. So if you’re craving something sweet and smoky, but are more in the mood for whiskey than grilled brisket, try Campfire and know you’re supporting a good cause while you sip.

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