Westward, American Single Malt Whiskey

By Dirk Smits

Westward American Single Malt Whiskey

By: Westward Whiskey
Origin: Portland, Oregon, USA
Suggested retail price: $40.00 for 750ml
ABV: 45%

First released in August 2017, this is distilled at House Spirits in Portland, Oregon. This American Single Malt whiskey is distilled from local two-row pale malted barley that was fermented with ale yeast. It is double pot-distilled and aged in new, lightly 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.

The whiskey has a robust and fruity aroma with creamy vanilla and brown sugar notes followed by tobacco and leather. Flavors are well balanced, showing baking spice, stone fruit, sweet malt and dark chocolate evolving into a balanced and lingering finish.

> For more information, visit the Westward Whiskey official website.