Killed all but the last few oz of a High West Campfire with some good friends, beautiful strangers, and my bitchy ex last night. This one tastes like Christmas to me. I had opened it a couple weeks prior.
However, I have always seemed to get a really pronounced "new bottle effect" from High West products. Every bottle of theirs that I open is mediocre or just plain nasty when I crack it, so I leave it for a week or so and it transforms into the nectar of the gods. When I first opened the Campfire, I was very disappointed at how little it seemed to work together. This has been the case with 2 Rendezvous Ryes, 2 Bouryes, Campfire, and a 16 year. Maybe it's a coincidence that my palette is off, but I was thinking maybe something with the bottle, cork, or sealing process might do it. Or maybe just a little bit of oxidation is needed to kick things into place.