Westland Sherry Wood American Single Malt
American Single Malt
Westland // Washington , USA
Westland Sherry Wood uses six different styles of malted barley, four different casks (Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez barrels, used bourbon barrels, and new, heavily-charred American oak) in addition to Belgian Brewer's Yeast. It is matured a minimum of twenty-six months and bottled at 46% ABV. (Note: Re-reviewed May 17, 2016)
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 Typeex-Oloroso sherry, ex-Pedro Ximenez, ex-bourbon, new heavily charred American oak
"The aroma shows lots of orchard fruits along with their skins and as you continue to drink a bit of orange peel and chocolate are revealed. The whiskey has a light to moderate body along with a mild sweetness and the spices you feel come from both the sherry wine barrels and from the new wood. The finish is nice enough with more of the fruits appearing in the end in a semi-dried expression. A very light smoke appears on the finish which is dry and spicy. A fine whiskey from a distillery with a bright future."