Westland Single Cask Release #50
American Single Malt
Westland Whiskey // Washington, USA
Seattle's Westland specializes in an American take on single malt whiskey. This high-proof limited edition release uses a blend of five different locally sourced barleys: Washington Select Pale Malt, Munich Malt, Extra Special Malt, Pale Chocolate Malt, and Brown Malt. It's aged a minimum of 46 months. This single cask is aged in a heavy char, new American oak barrel.
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, charred American oak
"The nose is gorgeous, full of honey, maple syrup, chocolate, biscuits, and dried apricots. In the mouth, it's so smooth you wouldn't believe the high proof. It's thick, malty, and rich, with notes of cigar tobacco, toffee, leather, crème brûlée, Whoppers, and cherry. The proof and oak assert themselves toward the end, along with a distant floral note, adding a bit of a spicy kicker. "