Gone are the warm summer nights where you have to walk away from the campfire while your food is cooking.
Curling up to the campfire with a tin cup of whiskey speaks to our ideal fall evening. It provides great warmth, and there is just something about sipping whiskey in the dark around a campfire.
With whiskey sipping season upon us, here are 8 whiskeys perfect to pair with your next campfire.
Bulleit Bourbon has become an American classic in only a short time. Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr. started Bulleit as an homage to his great-great-grandfather who made a rye whiskey back in the mid-1800s. We’re thankful for Bulleit and his great-great-grandfather.
Rye whiskey has made a strong resurgence in America, and Colonel E.H. Taylor’s Straight Rye is a big reason for that. Offering a spicier note than the classic American bourbon, a rye will give you a little bit of bite to go along with that fire.
A blend of Scotch, bourbon and rye whiskeys, the name says it all. High West Whiskey Campfire might be the closest you can come to drinking the smell of campfire.
One of the best bangs for your buck in bourbons, this American classic has gone relatively unchanged for nearly 200 years. It’s a good starting point for those not well-versed in whiskeys but wanting to go with something safe and dependable.
Instead of blending multiple barrels of bourbon together, Knob Creek’s Single Barrel Reserve bottles each barrel individually for a truly unique bottle each time. Aging for nine years, these ones are certainly worth the wait.
If bourbons and ryes aren’t true enough to the legendary Scotches for you, then Laphroaig’s Quarter Cask is a path you might want to venture. Laphroaig is known for making some of the most peat-heavy and smokiest single malt whiskeys in the world. The Quarter Cask spends time in smaller oak barrels, which goes pretty well with a campfire.
American single malt whiskeys are beginning to pick up steam, and at the head of that train is Westland’s Peated Whiskey. Harkening to the Scottish single malt that it’s shaped after, it does a good job of giving an American twist.
You’re a traditionalist, and you don’t like to diverge from a tried-and-true classic. Then you can’t go wrong with Woodford Reserve Bourbon. You’ll feel just like a classic Kentucky gentleman sitting around the fire.
More from GrindTV