High West Distillery Campfire Whiskey
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
|Brand||High West Distillery|
Jim Murray's Whisky Biblerye, bourbob and Scotch malt (93) n23 busy & beautifully balanced; t22.5 salivating rye strikes first and hard. An armada of honey and caramel types sail softly into view; f23.5 at last a hint of smoke begins to unravel and sits beautifully, almost Highland Park style, with the oaked honey; the rye ensures a rigidity is maintained as spices form; b23.5 an enchanting, hugely complex dram... the sort of thing I conjure up in my tasting room every day, in fact, by mixing differing whisky styles from around the world. Here the rye dominates by some margin, creating the backbone on which the sweeter bourbon tones hang. The peated malt ensures a wonderful background rumble. Well blended...and great fun! 46%
Wine EnthusiastAn unexpectedly wonderful pairing with a sweet chocolate or a sticky caramel dessert, Campfire blends straight rye whiskey, straight Bourbon and blended Scotch. Altogether, it's big and smoky, with lots of iodine, but doesn't completely overwhelm, settling into a pleasing mix of toffee and peat. Gift a bottle to a Scotch lover to introduce the joys of American whiskeys.