Westland 2, Oloroso Sherry Barrel - ARCHIVED

This cask bottling of peated American single malt whiskey, distilled in June 2012 and bottled in October 2014, was matured in a 1st fill Oloroso barrel. It was bottled at a natural cask strength of 60% ABV. Cask 284 yielded 204 bottles.

Our tasting notes are as follows:

Color: Motor oil

Nose: Peeling back a thick layer of warming peat (redolent of southern barbecue) reveals overripe bananas in brown sugar, fairground kettle corn, burnt caramel over roasted peanuts, and fried pickles

Palate: Oily entry leads to a honeyed and leathery palate with toffee apples, cola syrup, and a continuation of the burnt caramel note from the nose 

Finish: While the smoke lingers on there remain notes of ash, pine, and browned butter

On the label: Unrelenting peat reek opening but with fairground kettle corn and southern barbecue behind. Honeyed, leathery palate with pine and ash on the 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. 

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