Westland Garryana 2016 Edition 1|1
American Single Malt
Westland Whiskey // Washington , USA
Garryana marks the first release in Westland's Native Oak Series, with others to follow in 2017. Master Distiller Matt Hofmann has created these expressions to showcase Pacific Northwest terroir. The rare Quercus garryana (Garry oak) is native only to that part of the world, and new casks of it were used in the maturation process of part of the whiskey. It is bottled at cask strength (56.2% ABV) and is not chill-filtered. Limited to 2,500 bottles for this first edition.
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 TypeNew Garry Oak, New Alba Oak, Used Alba Oak (Ex-Bourbon)
"Agent Dale Cooper from Twin Peaks would approve of this whiskey. It is best described as fruit pie with a side of coffee, over the lingering scent of ham. It is uniquely fruity, showcasing flavors of ripe raspberry, cherry, golden apples, banana and tart, dried apricot. Then the spices kick in - cinnamon, clove, allspice, nutmeg, ginger and even some more exotic cumin, coriander and Earl Grey tea. Finally, it's tied together with earthy coffee and even a slight peatiness mixed with brine and smoked meat. It's interesting to taste, but also highly sippable. "