High West Double Rye Campfire Finish (/r/bourbon Selection) Review

This is a High West Double Rye Campfire that was finished in a used american oak barrel for 19 months. It was selected by the Reddit /r/bourbon Cask Force and bottled at 50% ABV.

Nose: Bold young rye with acetone and fresh grains. Rich cake mixed with toasted oak profile.

Palate: Oddly sweet with gingerbread, rye crackers, a dash of salt, and some oak tannins which lend to a great oily mouthfeel.

Finish: Rye lingers for a bit with the toasted oak note, but relatively short and mild all around.

Rating: 82/100 – The rye seems quite muted to me throughout – would’ve liked it to be a bit stronger.

Value for the money: Guesssing this retailed for around $40-$50 or so, which is an ok price.

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