Requested By TheNeonDram

Westland Barley Series Maris Otter Single Cask #2560

American Single Malt

Westland // Washington, USA

Requested By TheNeonDram
  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    91
  • Avg. Rating

    4.0
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 1 )

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 #2560 was made with Maris Otter barley from Thomas Fawcett & Sons. This variety was commonly used in authentic British ales and is noted for its biscuit flavor.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    60.3
  • American Single Malt
    Made 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 Type
    ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"Chestnut brown in the glass, the nose offers honeyed fruits such as pears and baked apples with cinnamon, as well as vanilla. The palate quickly takes a turn for the darker and richer, with a smorgasbord of chocolate—syrup, dark, cacao nibs—as well as peanut shells. A long finish is stocked with bitter dark chocolate and cocoa powder, with spicy oak, molasses, and maple. The clear star of the Barley Series."

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Flavor Profile

Vanilla & Full Bodied