Let’s face it. Few things out there pair more naturally together than whiskey and camping. Whether it be a little extra kick in the morning coffee (no judgments of course) or a fine nightcap by the fire after a long day on the trail, there’s something about whiskey that just feels so innate to the whole camping experience. Living off the land, spending time in the outdoors, purposefully neglecting your emails. It’s here that we pulled from our own experiences to conjure up a list of the best camping whiskey around.
One thing we noticed during the recollection process is that as much as we love a smooth and aged pull of whiskey, the camping experience isn’t a snooty one – so neither should the booze. Needless to say, a list of reliable but affordable bottles was in order because, let’s face it, this isn’t cocktail hour at the Ritz Carlton. No, instead, these are flask-filling, bottle-drinking vessels of fun and relaxation because guess what, that’s what camping is all about.
Glenfiddich 18 Year Ancient Whisky
Glenfiddich 18 Year Ancient Whisky is delicately handcrafted in selective batches for a minimum of 18 years to deliver an outstanding fruity and sweet tasting Whisky. Bursting with green apple, cinnamon and oak aromas, this Whisky creates a luxurious and elegant smooth, textured fruit spirit.
Crown Royal Regal Canadian Apple Whisky
Crown Royal Canadian Apple Whisky 75cl is an extraordinary blend, Crown Royal whiskies are hand-selected by master blender and infused with Regal Gala Apples and apple flavors. The result is a delicious Canadian whisky balanced with notes of crisp apple flavor.
Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey
Bulleit Bourbon is inspired by the whiskey pioneered by Augustus Bulleit over 150 years ago. Only ingredients of the very highest quality are used. The subtlety and complexity of Bulleit Bourbon come from its unique blend of rye, corn, and barley malt, along with special strains of yeast and pure Kentucky limestone filtered water. Due to its especially high rye content, Bulleit Bourbon has a bold, spicy character with a finish that's distinctively clean and smooth.
Medium amber in color, with gentle spiciness and sweet oak aromas. Mid-palate is smooth with tones of maple, oak, and nutmeg. Finish is long, dry, and satiny with a light toffee flavor.
Bisquit & Dubouche VSOP
A fruity, spicy VSOP Cognac from Bisquit & Dubouche, made with grapes from for regions - Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Fin Bois and Bons Bois. Aromas of apricot, honey, cinnamon, clove and rose petals fill the nose, complemented by notes of honeysuckle, orange and mango throughout the palate.
Green Spot Whisky
Green Spot pours somewhere between sunburnt straw and light amber, and possesses a regal clarity and brilliance in the glass. Its impressive legs are slow to droop and the body of the whiskey ripples like jelly when swirled fervently. This whiskey is inviting in its appearance but possesses a sly hint of warning within its caramel-colored depth.