Video interview with David Perkins of High West – Part II of II: wherein David continues to take us through his new whiskey “Campfire” (my review of Campfire can be found beneath the videos) we discuss peat, blending and he then gives us a virtual tour of High West’s Distillery and award winning restaurant.
I think the above intro basically tells all. I hope you enjoy the balance of this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing David:
And now the fourth and final video:
And finally, my review of High West’s Campfire whiskey – a blend of Bourbon, Rye whiskey and peated Scotch whisky:
High West Campfire – 46%ABV – $50
New charred-oak & subtle spice, jasmine & sandalwood. Some citrus spice laced with just a hint of smoke as a backbone.
Given the name of the whiskey, not as much smoke on the nose as you’d expect.
On the mouth – Forceful attack with big spice upfront. A nice mouthfeel. Toast and blueberry jam (notes I love to find with heavier toasted barrels).
Smoke all around the edges, like burning twigs mayhaps…
Wonderful toasty and vanilla spice (chai) on the sides of the tongue.
Finish – Long and spicy (with the spice staying toward the back of the tongue).
Kudos to David Perkins for putting in some extra sweat equity in creating a truly different whisk(e)y experience.
Thanks, too, for the sample!