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A flagship malt is the core expression of a distillery’s house style. Westland’s American Oak is a reflection of where it is made and the collective intent of those who made it. When we founded Westland Distillery, we had a vision for an entirely new category of whiskey. Distilled from the rich, flavorful barley of Washington State and matured predominantly in new American oak casks in the steady, cool humidity of our seaside home, this whiskey is a testament to that vision. All of these choices and ingredients conspire to create an approachable, mature and uniquely American single malt that can stand with the finest whiskies in the world.
Westland’s range of single malts is completely approachable in light of its merits. The American Oak expression has won countless awards and its critical acclaim is a further testament to the quality of this distinguished whiskey.
-Chairman’s Trophy/96 Points
-2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge, 95 Points
-2015 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. -Double Gold Medal, 2014 SF World Spirits Competition
-Gold Medal/93 Points, 2015 Beverage Tasting Institute
-Gold Medal, 2014 NY International Spirits Competition
-Gold Medal, 2014 Berlin International Spirits Competition
-Gold Medal, 2014 SIP Awards
-93 Points, Tasting Panel Magazine
-93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
American Single Malt Whiskey Commission:
Westland has also founded and funded an organization designed to establish, promote and protect the category of American Single Malt Whiskey as a whole. The American Single Malt Whiskey Commission is rooted in the consumer and education. Today, it counts over 50 Member Producers and an equal number of trade supporters. Westland Distillery is actively developing trade programs to advance the mission and are working with several other organizations to earn a formal definition with our Federal Government. That lobbying effort will officially recognize the term American Single Malt Whiskey with a formal, legal Standard of Identity.
Bottle Size: 750ml
Please Drink Responsibly. This product is only available for delivery in the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, LA, MD, MA, MI, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, ND, SC, TX, WI, WY.
Due to the customized nature of engraved orders, please allow up to 10 business days for order processing, engraving, and shipping. Express orders will be shipped as soon as the engraving process is completed.
NoseThe initial nose provides lemon and orange custard, backed by freshly made waffle cone.
Rich CreaminessShortly after, a rich creaminess emerges with creme brûlée and chocolate custard, while a hint of jasmine hides just beneath the surface.
PalateThe first sip confirms the creamy and rich fruit custard notes of the nose, adding an element of Rainier cherries.
FinishAfter five minutes, melting swiss chocolate is revealed with a hint of almond. Extended tastings bring out bananas and cream with Turkish coffee.
“We want to take these things and push them in a new direction. We're playing by the same rules as they do in Scotland—it's the same four ingredients—but there's so much that's untapped. We do not want to replicate what they do. We want to express our own time, place and culture and create an authentically American single malt.” - Matt Hofmann, Co-Founder
At the heart of the distillery's house style is a barley bill that includes five exceptional roasted and kilned barley malts, the base of which is pale malt grown right in the State of Washington. The inspiration for this recipe that includes (Munich Malt, Extra Special Malt, Pale Chocolate Malt and Brown Malt) came from the rich brewing culture of the Pacific Northwest. These malts are mashed together then fermented with a Belgian brewer’s yeast for 144 hours. The whiskey is then distilled through Westland’s copper-pot stills and matured in a combination of Cooper's Select New American Oak, Cooper's Reserve New American Oak, and first fill ex-bourbon barrels.