If we told you that this young, American single malt could rival some of Scotland’s finest, you’d think we were crazy. When we took our first sip, we couldn’t believe that this wasn’t from Scotland. Explosive aromas of roasted barley, chocolate and vanilla bean leap from the glass while coconut, caramel and raisins round out the palate. Aged in the finest American oak casks, this youngster is wise beyond its years.
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.