Westland American Oak American Single Malt
American Single Malt
Westland // Washington , USA
Westland American Oak American Single Malt is distilled in Seattle using 100% malted barley. The malted barley, 90% sourced from Washington State, is comprised of 5 different types: Munich malt, extra special malt, brown malt, pale chocolate malt, and Washington Select pale malt. Additionally, a strain of Belgian brewer's yeast is used. This matured a minimum of 36 months in Cooper's Select new American oak, Cooper's Reserve new American oak, and first-fill ex-bourbon barrels.
American Single MaltMade in the USA from 100% malted barley. Distilled at one distillery. Matured in oak casks no larger than 700L. Distilled to no higher than 160 proof (80% ABV). Bottled at 80 proof (40% ABV) or higher. (This is the proposed Standard of Identity by the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission.)
Cask Typenew, charred American oak and first-fill ex-bourbon
"It is hard not to partake in this Seattle-produced whiskey and think that the coffee flavors aren't intentional. With the malted barley coming in at different roasting levels, you can certainly understand it. Along with coffee, there is toffee and vanilla but also pipe tobacco and leather. The palate lends just enough sweetness to make these qualities not overpowering. This is a young whiskey, but is a nice preview of the "thoughtfully made" Westland whiskeys to come. "