Westland Garryana 2019 Edition 4|1
American Single Malt
Westland // Washington, USA
The fourth in Westland's Native Oak Series, Garryana 4|1 once again features whiskey aged in Quercus garryana (Garry oak), an oak native to the Pacific Northwest. Although other traditional barrels are used to age this American single malt including ex-rye and ex-bourbon, the focus is on Garry oak and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. Only 3750 bottles available for the 2019 edition. Bottled at 100 proof.
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 Typevarious featuring Garry oak and Pedro Ximenez sherry
"Westland Distillery does a great job of reflecting a certain Pacific Northwest character in their malts. Brooding notes of dark malt and wood char give way to to lighter briny/ green olive/ peppermint aromas on the nose. The palate is muscular and savory. Dark bread and black pepper linger long afterwards and bristle at the sides of the tongue."