Westland American Single Malt Whiskey
American Single Malt
Westland // Washington , USA
This American Single Malt is distilled in Seattle using 100% malted barley (in Scotland, this is required for single malt production, in America there are no such regulations). The malted barley, 90% sourced from Washington State, is comprised of 5 different types: Munich, extra special, brown, pale chocolate, and Washington Select. Additionally, a strain of Belgian brewer's yeast is used. Unlike most Scotch single malts, this is aged in new American oak 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 American Oak
"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. "