Westland American Oak, 70cl
The initial nose provides lemon and orange custard backed by freshly produced waffle cone. Shortly after, a rich creaminess emerges with creme brûlée and chocolate custard while a hint of jasmine hides just beneath the surface. The first sip confirms the creamy and rich fruit custard notes of the nose, adding an element of rainier cherries. After five minutes, melting swiss chocolate is revealed with a hint of almond. Extended tastings brings out bananas and cream with Turkish coffee.
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 best whiskies in the world.
Chairman's Trophy/96 Points, 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
95 Points, 2015 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
Gold Medal, 2015 American Distilling Institute
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