Five bottles of High West Campfire whiskey arranged in stone pit like logs in a fire
High West Distillery

High West Brings Back Campfire Whiskey and Pledges $1 Million to ‘Protect the West’

If you’re a connoisseur of fine spirits, you don’t need us to tell you that High West Distillery out of Park City, UT—the state’s first legal distillery since 1870—is among the best. What you might not know, is one of the distiller’s most venerated seasonal releases, Campfire ($80), has returned to shelves nationwide.

Last year, the fan-favorite was only available in Utah, and after much consumer demand, High West decided to relaunch the spirit nationally.

The palate-pleasing libation features a blend of scotch, bourbon, and rye whiskeys ranging in age from four to 15 years and bottled at 46% ABV. Best savored neat or with a few splashes of water, Campfire whiskey features waves of Asian pear, s’mores, burnt almond toffee, mocha, tobacco, balsam fir needles, macadamia nut, and the namesake’s woodsmoke “from a long-forgotten campfire.” You’ll detect notes of spiced gingerbread with molasses and toasted marshmallow on the finish.

Bottle of High West Campfire whiskey sitting against rocks
High West Distillery

Along with this release, High West is announcing its “Protect the West” initiative, a $1 million commitment over the next three years to safeguard the land and its inhabitants by supporting organizations that fight against wildfires and climate change, and provide wild land preservation.

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“The West and everything we love about it is facing more and more danger,” says Daniel Schear, general manager of High West, of the three-year pledge. “Snowpacks are shrinking, temperatures are rising, and severe droughts are spreading in our backyard. We can’t just sit on the sidelines, so we’re doubling down on our mission to Protect the West with this $1 million commitment.”

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“As part of the Protect the West commitment, our first donation will go to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, supporting the brave men and women running toward the fire so we can be safe at home. On any given day there seems to be news of yet another wildfire,” he continued. “The West is burning, and it’s burning more quickly than ever before. If anyone out there wants to lend a hand, on top of our base donation we will be matching donations made online up to an additional $50,000.”

Bottles of High West Campfire whiskey beneath man's hands holding s'mores and stick with marshmallow
High West Distillery

Along with the $50,000 allotted to Wildland Firefighter Foundation, High West will make $50,000 donations to both climate change organization Protect Our Winters and also nature reserve American Prairie as part of its inaugural $150,000 donation.

Schear calls Campfire one of the “whiskey team’s best creations,” so grab your bottle while supplies last. Better yet, raise a glass to toast America’s wild terrain and feel good about supporting a brand that’s hoping many generations to come can enjoy these beautiful lands.

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To learn more or to make a donation to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, visit highwest.com

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