A peated American single malt from the Westland distillery which showcases a gentle, spicy smoke.
Located in Seattle, Washington state, Westland Distillery are distilling American whisky in the single malt style made famous by the Scottish distillery.
The barley is sourced from their home state and six strains are used in the grain bill â€“ Peated Malt, Washington Select Pale Malt, Munich Malt, Extra Special Malt, Pale Chocolate Malt and Brown Malt.
Fermentation takes 144 hours â€“ very long by traditional single malt standards â€“ with Belgian Brewerâ€™s Yeast used.
The whisky is matured for at least two years in both new American oak and first fill ex-bourbon.
Non-chill filtered with no added colouring.
Received 95 points at the 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge was 2015â€™s Whiskey Of The Year for the American Distilling Institute.
Nose: A background of nuttiness accompanied by smoldering moss and flamed orange peel.
Palate: Campfire notes, iodine, and roasted pistachios.
With time, the smoldering moss on the nose evolves into burning embers and roasted plantains. The palate also transitions over time, moving towards significant earth notes, green herbs and increasing iodine towards the finish.
- Single Malt