High West Whiskey


ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 139
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Brand: High West Whiskey
Expression: Campfire
Type: USA Whisky / Blended
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2016
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: USA / Utah
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 139
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
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!
Taster   Chris Goodrum
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.
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High West Distillery, P.O. Box 1733, 703 Park Ave, Park City, UT, USA
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