Westland Peat Week Single Cask Release #279
American Single Malt
Westland // Washington, USA
Released in July 2014, this is one of two single cask releases issued to celebrate their first annual Peat Week celebration. This bottling was aged for 2 years in a 1st fill ex-Pedro Ximenez hogshead cask from 100% heavily peated malt. Only 282 bottles were produced so your best bet in owning a bottle is to visit the distillery itself.
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 Type1st fill ex Pedro Ximenez sherry hogshead
"There is a rich, funk-like quality the sherry cask provides coupled with a sweet smoke. Dried figs and toasted malt follow and by adding just a touch of water, the whisky becomes more intense and lengthy while not being overtly sweet. This is a fun and flavorful whisky that will likely have you thinking of barbecue and bonfires. "