Nose: Floral, fruity, bright and spicy. Caramel andbutterscotch. Light smoke and smoldering wood from a campfire the morning after. Jasmine, chai tea, sandalwood, leather, tobacco, pine resin and toasted bread.
Taste: vanilla, honey, toffee with some nice fruit, blueberries and black cherries. Chai spices - nutmeg, cinnamon and orange zest. Salty caramels. Tobacco. Gentle smoke!
Finish – Long, sweet, spicy, and smoky!
Wine Enthusiast 91 points - An unexpectedly wonderful pairing with a sweet chocolate or a sticky caramel dessert, Campfire blends straight rye whiskey, straight Bourbon and blended Scotch. Altogether, it’s big and smoky, with lots of iodine, but doesn’t completely overwhelm, settling into a pleasing mix of toffee and peat. Gift a bottle to a Scotch lover to introduce the joys of American whiskeys.
The main flavor (or melody) is sweet honey from a ripe bourbon. The enhancing flavor (or harmony) is floral fruity spice from a mature rye whiskey. The accent (Satchmoâ€™s gravelly voice!) is the smoke from a peated scotch whisky. The proportions? Top secret.
|Sweet: A straight bourbon whiskey from 75 percent corn, 20 percent rye, and 5 percent barley malt.
Spicy and floral: A straight rye whiskey from 95 percent rye and 5 percent barley malt.
Smoky: A blended malt Scotch whiskey, made of 100-percent barley malt that has been peated.
Age of the whiskies: all are 5 years or older.
Source of the whiskies? The bourbon and rye are from the old Seagrams plant in Indiana.
Proportions of the component whiskies? Top secret!