Westland 5th Annual Peat Week
American Single Malt
Westland // Washington, USA
Westland Distillery's 5th Annual Peat Week is set to commence January 22-26th 2019. The Seattle-based distillery hosts a series of events this week and this American single malt bottling is meant to commemorate the event. It is made using Baird's heavily-peated distiller's malt and has a peat level of 55ppm. The whiskey matured for between 36-63 months. Only 1083 bottles were produced and will be available at select retailers and at the distillery.
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 Typefirst-fill ex-bourbon, new American oak, refill American oak
"Westland's Peat Week release strikes a marvelous balance between smoke and fruit, delivering a heavy dose of both. The peat is immediately evident on the aroma, but the palate also offers plum, caramelized sugar, sea salt, and vanilla. Smoke lingers sweetly on the palate for the finish. This one is extremely limited, but absolutely worth picking up."