Month: June 2013

High West Campfire Whiskey Review

High West Campfire Whiskey Our Rating: 93%

High West Campfire Whiskey

Name: High West Campfire Whiskey

ABV: 46%

Proof: 92

Age: Minimum of 5 Years

Notes: Nose: spicy, sweet, woodsy, and some peat smoke notes.

Palate: A pleasant and sweet vanilla taste, with some fruit and spice, cinnamon and clove, and rye which fades to allow the peat and smoky taste to come in.

Finish: Moderate with some delicious light smoke and peat taste with just the right hint of vanilla.

This whiskey is excellent. It has a great consistency and has the perfect amount of smoky and sweet tastes. It can usually be picked up for around $50 a bottle. Sip this one neat.

History: High West Distillery is located in Park City, Utah, and is the first legally licensed distillery in Utah since the end of Prohibition. High West makes its products in small batches. The High West Campfire whiskey is a blend of bourbon, rye, and scotch whiskeys ranging in age from 5 – 8 years.   

 

Summer Giveaway

In celebration of the first day of summer, we are having our first Bourbon & Oak Giveaway. We will be giving away a king size silicone ice cube tray. The tray makes six 2″ king size ice cubes that melt slow allowing you to chill your bourbon without diluting it. To enter the giveaway just fill out the form on the giveaway page by clicking here. You must be 21 or older to be eligible for this giveaway. We will be contacting the winner by email so be sure to provide your correct email. The winner will be selected on July 1st, 2013.

Wild Turkey Honey Bourbon Review

Wild Turkey American Honey Our Rating: 77%

Wild Turkey American Honey

Name: Wild Turkey American Honey

Bottled By: Austin Nichols

ABV: 35.5%

Proof: 71

Age: 6-8 Years

Notes:  Wild Turkey American Honey has a light scent of bourbon, honey, and vanilla. At first sip you can taste the honey and vanilla with a slight alcohol taste. This is a very sweet tasting bourbon. The finish is rather short with the same vanilla and honey taste and has minimal burn. I am a big fan of Wild Turkey as a budget bourbon. Wild Turkey 101 is my go to bourbon when I am looking for a value bourbon. This is a good bourbon but for a few dollars more I think Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey provides a better honey bourbon. We enjoyed this one best on the rocks.

Jim Beam Jacob’s Ghost White Whiskey Review

Jim Beam Jacob's Ghost Our Rating: 86%

Jim Beam Jacob’s Ghost

Name: Jim Beam Jacob’s Ghost White Whiskey

Bottled By: Beam Inc.

ABV: 40%

Proof: 80

Age: 1 Year

Notes: On the nose it has a nice oak scent. At first sip you can taste the oak with a slight corn taste. This whiskey is very light and has some nice flavors of honey, oak, vanilla, and corn with a very nice consistency. The finish is moderate with a sweet vanilla honey taste and minimal burn. Overall, this is a nice young whiskey. We tried it neat, on the rocks, and in a cocktail. It was best enjoyed on the rocks or in a cocktail. For the neat drinkers out there, this one probably isn’t for you.

History: Jacob’s Ghost gets its name from Jacob Beam the founder and first distiller at Jim Beam. He originally started distilling white whiskey. This is his recipe from over 200 hundred years ago.