Westland Garryana 2020 Edition 5
American Single Malt
Westland // Washington, USA
This is the fifth edition of Westland Garryana, an annual release for the Seattle-based distillery. This fifth edition is also part of the newly announced Outpost Range, whiskeys which highlight a central raw ingredient in single malt production with an emphasis on terroir. Garryana's focus is the wood used in its production--Quercus garryana, a native species of oak from the Pacific Northwest. This edition matures peated spirit in virgin Quercus garryana (36%) and the remainder in first-fill ex-bourbon Quercus Alba (American white oak). Available as of November 2020.
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 Typevirgin Garryana oak and 1st fill American oak ex-bourbon
"Though the Garryana wood is the focus of the whisky, the dominant aroma and flavor wafting from the glass is freshly burning leaves. Further sips reveal sweet red apple and brown pear, black pepper and Szechuan spice mix (minus the anise). The texture is quite creamy with a pleasant tinge of burn on the finish. "