Westland Reverie Fig. 1
American Single Malt
Westland // Washington, USA
Westland Reverie Fig. 1 is the first release in this limited edition series from the Seattle-based distillery. Each release is intended to be loose in structure instead of being blended by a predetermined flavor profile based on past releases. For Fig. 1, three types of barley malts are included in the mash: five malt, Washington malt, and peated malt. There are six types of barrels used in the production of the whiskey including ex-bourbon and ex-Moscatel wine barrels. For the actual breakdown, please see the brand's website for a handy diagram with barrel details. Aged for 49 months, Fig. 1 yielded 900 bottles. This is a distillery exclusive release available from November 3, 2018.
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 including ex-bourbon and ex-Moscatel wine
"Lots of white fruit on the nose like peaches and apricots along with gentle baking spice and honey. Very inviting. On the palate, the whiskey is tangy and tart with more fruit to be found. The finish is spicy, but not rough and tannic. A dynamic dram."