Westland Peat Week 2017 Commemorative Bottle

American Single Malt

Westland // Washington, USA


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3 out of 5 stars
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This is the fourth annual release celebrating Westland Distillery’s Peat Week happening Monday, October 2nd through Saturday, October 7th 2017. This year’s release celebrates the “Peatiest Week on Earth” with three sideshow bottles. There’s Mistress Miasma, The Vixen of Vapor; Phenostrus, The Demon of the Bog; and lastly we have Spinther, The Man of Fire. Similarly to last year, this year’s Peat Week bottling is comprised of heavily-peated distiller’s malt from Bairds. It matures from 36-56 months in five new American oak and two ex-bourbon casks. Bottled at a cask strength of 54.4% ABV, this limited edition release yielded 1500 bottles.

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  • 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
    new, charred American oak and ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"Step right up! Don’t be shy! This is worth trying whether you fancy peated whiskeys or not. Westland managed to tame aggressive flavors from peat to harmonize with their unique malt. A nose of dried flowers, smoldering peat, and white chocolate. The palate swings from sweet to savory. Creamy malt, barley wine, charred wood, hot peat, and a charcoal smoke finish. While not complex, the marriage of delicate and powerful flavors is impressive."

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