All about Westland
Westland is one of the leaders in American Single Malt Whiskey production – a category that is rocketing in popularity.
Single Malt Whiskeys are made from 100% malted barley which is the most complex and flavorful grain.
For centuries single malts have been considered the domain of Scotland, but in the last decade American Single Malts have been on the rise.
This new category offers the chance to make a mark in the world of Whiskeys and Westland sure has left some. Westland was awarded the title "2015 Craft Whiskey of the Year" at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and named the "2015 Whiskey of the Year" by the American Distilling Institute.
In the heart of the Pacific Northwest, world-class natural ingredients inspire Westland to pursue their own unique American-style Single Malt. With each expression they work to create something that both honors the traditions and adds something new and distinctly American.
The foundation of Westland’s house style are roasted malts which highlight malt flavor - they use them in all three of their core Whiskeys: American Oak, Sherry Wood and Peated.
The character of their Malt provides a wealth of flavor profiles, but every Westland Whiskey is underlined by their house style – a sweetness and ease on the palate accompanied by a fruity and complex but ultimately grain-focused finish worthy of its place in this new world.
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All about Westland distilleryStarting in 2010, Westland Distillery is one of the leaders in American SIngle Malt Whiskey production.
Westland Distillery sits in the heart of Seattle. In the 13,000 sq ft. working facility in the industrial district all spirits are milled, mashed, fermented and distilled. It has two custom-designed Vendome pot stills, the wash still being 7,560 and spirits still 5,670 litres.
The distillery’s wood program runs a wide spectrum from the new American oak casks, to ex-Bourbon casks, reused ex-Westland casks, Quercus garryana casks and ex-Sherry casks imported whole from Spain. All matuarion and warehousing happens in a rackhouse located in the temperate and humid climate on the coast of Washington state.
Westland Distillery’s American Single Malt Whiskey is made from five different barley malts. Their house style Whiskey is made from roasted malts and is marked by rich flavours of dark fruits, chocolate, pastries, caramel and raisins.