Westland Single Cask Release #281
American Single Malt
Westland // Washington, USA
Aged for 6 months in #3 Char level new American oak barrel, it is then transferred to a 1st fill Oloroso sherry barrel for two years. The grain bill is their signature five malt grain blend: Washington Select Pale Malt, Munich Malt, Extra Special Malt, Pale Chocolate Malt, and Brown Malt. This is bottled at 104 proof with only a total of 186 bottles produced. Best bet for obtaining 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 Typecharred, new American oak; 1st fill Oloroso sherry
"Almonds and gentle baking spices are discovered with the body slightly smoother and fuller than their main bottling, the American Single Malt. Sweet notes are provided by way of dark toffee and chocolate. The roasted malt is present, but is somehow tamed down with the dried fruit from the sherry influence. There is a tang and nice acidity to the whisky so it seems full of life and not as heavy as some sherry finished whiskies can be. "