High West Campfire

High West Campfire bottle

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High West Campfire

Campfire is a limited-release whiskey from High West Distillery. It was first released in 2012.

Campfire is a blend of a bourbon, rye, and peated Scotch. The ratio of the blend is undisclosed, as is the source of the Scotch. As of August 2023,1Instagram the blend consists of:

  • Straight Rye Whiskey (High West Distillery): 80% Rye, 20% malted rye
  • Straight Bourbon Whiskey (MGP): 75% corn, 21% rye, 4% malted barley
  • Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (Undisclosed source)

Before August 2023, MGP’s 95% rye, 5% malted barley recipe rye whiskey was also used in the blend.

The barrels used are new, charred white American oak, as well as second-use Bourbon barrels, and it is bottled

High West’s tasting notes suggest a nose that’s “floral, fruity, bright and spicy, caramel, butterscotch, Light smoke and smoldering wood from a campfire the morning after”, and a finish that’s “long, sweet, spicy, and smoky.”

In 2021, Campfire’s distribution footprint was reduced from a nationwide release to a Utah exclusive, before receiving a nationwide limited release again in 2022.


High West Campfire bottle, with pre-2022 label

Label used until 2022

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