The secret has been out for a few years now... Westland is a distillery hell bent on preserving their PNW heritage, and the annual Garryana release is key to their vision. Colloquially known as "Garry Oak," Garryana is a species native to the Pacific Northwest known for its intensely spicy profile. A uniquely local whiskey, this opens with blueberry pie, meringue, a hint of clove spice and caramel. The palate is loaded with currants, oak, vanilla, sweet dark fruits, and leads to a cocoa-dusted finish accented by a savory hint of smoke. This is your chance to slow down and enjoy a fine glass of the Pacific Northwest.
Founded in the heart of Seattle in 2010, Westland Distillery is a family-owned business with roots in the Pacific Northwest reaching back five generations. They are one of the largest - if not the largest - craft distiller of single malt whiskey in the U.S. Each expression of single malt they produce both honors the time-honored traditions of distilling and adds something new and distinctly American. Regardless of the individual expression, every whiskey at Westland is underscored by the distillery's identifiable house style; a sweetness and ease on the palate, accompanied by a complex, fruity, grain-focused finish worthy of its place in this new world.