From wheat to peat, everything in this bottling came from U.S. shores; a union of two separate malts brought together after maturation. The first is made from a mash of peated malt, among the smokiest found in the New World. The second, from a mash of 100% Washington-grown pale malt. When combined, they encompass a wide spectrum of peaty and smoky flavors without overwhelming the palate. The peat character is sturdy enough to satisfy the cravings of those looking for a solid dose of smoke, while the pale malt contributes grainy and fruity notes that unify the whiskey. Aged in a variety of oak, including 1st-fill ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks, what emerges from cask is a liquid version of John Wayne meets Sean Connery - bold, classy and packing a serious punch!
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.