PARK CITY, Utah – High West Distillery, a member of the Historic Park City Alliance (HPCA), recently announced a $50,000 donation to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. The donation was announced in tandem with a new line of whiskey released this month: High West’s limited edition Campfire whiskey. This is the first donation of High West’s $1 million commitment to their Protect the West initiative.
The Distillery recently announced their $1 million commitment over the next three years to protect the land and its inhabitants. A $150,000 inaugural donation will be split between three organizations: Wildland Firefighter Foundation, Protect Our Winters, and American Prairie. The donation recipients coincide with High West’s three conservation focus areas including the fight against wildfires, protecting winters, and wildland preservation.
“Now is not the time for us to sit on the sidelines. Our home in the West and everything we love about it is in more and more danger every year,” said Daniel Schear, General Manager of High West. “We’re building on our past work with this $1 million commitment to protect the West, and we are excited to work with those who are also passionate about saving this beautiful part of the world we call home.”
In an effort to keep campfires in a glass, the Distillery fostered a partnership with the Wildland Firefighter Foundation in 2021 with a $10,000 donation in response to last summer’s wildfire devastation. With this year’s limited release of Campfire, High West will be hosting five firefighters and their families for a weekend in Park City and be contributing $50,000 to the nonprofit, which provides assistance to families of wildland firefighters who have lost their lives or have been injured in the line of duty.
High West Campfire whiskey is a blend of bourbon, rye, and peated Scotch whisky that is distinctly smoky. The spirit can be purchased locally at High West General Store in Old Town Park City, High West Distillery on Blue Sky Ranch in Wanship, or state liquor stores for $79.99 per bottle.