Westland 2, New Charred Oak Single Malt - ARCHIVED

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This cask bottling of unpeated American single malt whiskey, distilled in December 2013 and bottled in May 2016, was matured in a new charred American Oak Barrel. It was bottled at a natural cask strength of 57.8% ABV. Cask 736 yielded 234 bottles.

Cask 736 was selected with the help of 20 (or so) Single Cask Nation members at the Westland distillery on March 9, 2016 - one day after the inaugural Whisky Jewbilee Seattle.

Westland's Five Malt blend was used as the mash bill for this particular whiskey. The five types of malt used in the mash bill are:
  • Washington Select Pale Malt
  • Munich Malt
  • Extra Special Malt
  • Pale Chocolate Malt
  • Brown Malt

Our tasting notes are as follows:

ColorPolished Bronze

NoseChocolate covered apricots, banana smoothie with toasted coconut shreds, baked fennel, booze spiked coffee with a generous amount of cream, hints of rain water around the edges, balanced and quite inviting

Palate: Nutty from the start, quite fizzy on the tongue yet oily, chocolate covered toffee, rich brown spices, tamarind juice cut with Mexican vanilla extract

Finish: Long finish. Fennel comes back along with gritty Mexican dark chocolate/hot cocoa finish

On the label: Intense fruitiness driven by malt and oak then notes of coffee seamlessly segue into a rich chocolatey nuttiness and a long warming finish

Founded in 2010 in Seattle, WA, Westland Distillery mashes, distills, matures and bottles American Single Malt Whiskey in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Distilled in the Scottish tradition and matured in the American style, Westland brings a new and distinctly American voice to the world of single malt whiskey.

Westland is firming their position in the World Whisky Category alongside the likes of Suntory, Nikka, Chichibu, Glann ar Mor, Lark and others. 

Joshua's video review of this whisky is just below:

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