Westland Winter 2016
American Single Malt
Westland Whiskey // Washington, USA
A special Winter release from Westland Distillery, this American single malt is a combination of nine casks: six first-fill ex-bourbon casks, one first-fill ex-Oloroso hogshead, one cask of Cooper's Reserve, and one first-fill ex-Westland. Westland Distillery uses locally-sourced and Washington-grown barley. Aged for a total of 34 months, the mash bill consists of 65% Washington Select Pale Malt, 14% Signature 5-Malt, and 21% Baird's Heavily-Peated Malt. Belgian Brewer's Yeast is added and fermented for 144 hours. Bottled at 50%, only 2,400 bottles were released.
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.)
"Gentle peat smoke, fresh stewed apples, and toasted nuts give this whisky the impression of eating a caramel apple by an autumn bonfire. More sweet green apples on the palate followed by sugar cookies and that deliciously balanced soft peat. There's a touch of dead foliage that makes you feel like you're camping in the Pacific Northwest. This is truly all of your favorite cold weather memories in one bottle; well done, Westland."