Westland Barley Series Golden Promise Single Cask No. 2681
American Single Malt
Westland // Washington, USA
Westland Distillery has made a commitment to demonstrating the possibilities in barley, and has now released a series of whiskeys that testify to that. Each of the expressions showcases a different type of malted barley, and the resulting flavors which ensue. The three whiskeys in the series were all matured in ex-bourbon casks from Heaven Hill for a period between 49 and 50 months, and were distilled with Belgian Brewer's yeast. Cask #2681 was made with Golden Promise barley from Thomas Fawcett & Sons. Golden Promise was prominently used in Scotland for Scottish ales in the '70s and '80s, as well as for single malt Scotch.
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.)
"The Golden Promise is aptly enough a golden straw color in the glass. On the nose, find creamy vanilla custard with lemon and walnuts. The palate is quite herbaceous, also with cracked wheat, burnt caramel on pretzel sticks, and black pepper. The finish is moderate in length and offers more of a hoppy-herbal profile."