Westward American Single Malt
American Single Malt
Westward // Oregon, USA
Released in August 2017, this is distilled at House Spirits in Portland, Ore. The American single malt whiskey is distilled from Oregon two-row pale malted barley which was fermented with ale yeast. It is double pot-distilled and aged in full-sized, new charred American oak barrels. Each bottling is comprised of several single barrels, typically five to six for each batch. The whiskey is non chill-filtered and bottled at 45% ABV.
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
"This whiskey's aroma begins with loads of sweet malt with a touch of nuts and honey. Moderately full on the palate, the flavor of toasted barley and sweet malt comes though again. The ale yeast shows up at the finish which is very satisfying. Gentle barrel spices are integrated nicely throughout which tames the sweetness just a bit. An ale beer as a sidecar would be a great pairing for this robust whiskey."