Westland Garryana 2017 Edition 2|1
American Single Malt
Westland // Washington, USA
Released June 2017, this is the second release of Westland's Native Oak Garryana series. The single malt is comprised of five types of malt (Washington select pale, Munich, extra special, pale chocolate, and brown). It was aged a minimum of 38 months in three types of barrels: 52% first-fill ex-bourbon (Quercus alba), 27% virgin Quercus alba, and 21% virgin Quercus garryana, a species of white oak native to the Pacific Northwest. Only 2600 bottles were produced.
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 bourbon, virgin American oak, virgin Garry oak
"Black cherry vanilla ice cream leads on the nose, followed by cocoa powder and stewed meats. The meaty side then leads on the palate, shifting to fruit jam, then dry oak, all interlaced with berries, burnt caramel, and a tart tinge. A resoundingly smooth finish showcases maple syrup atop chocolate-chip pancakes, a quick note of black pepper, and tannic-woodiness, with the sweetness most prominent and lingering."