Have you found an American single malt whiskey you like?
Earlier in the summer Big Chief traveled out to Oregon where he discovered Westward Whiskey. Westward Whiskey is distilling some amazing single malt whiskey and they were kind enough to send him home with a bottle. We are excited to travel down this road.
They re-imagined what single malt can be, brewing it like a pale ale, distilling it like a traditional single malt, and aging it like a bourbon; the result is a robust spirit. It is a whiskey of the elements, born from the unique culture, climate, and abundant resources of the American Northwest, where their relentless pursuit of perfection creates bold, award-winning whiskeys.
Brewed like a pale ale. Distilled like a single malt. Aged like a bourbon.
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Tasting Notes: Westward Whiskey American Single Malt
Vital Stats: It has a mash bill of 100% malted barley and is non age stated. It is aged in new American charred oak barrels. Possibly for 2-5 years. It has an MSRP of $70 and is 90 proof.
Appearance: Stunning glass design with a simple but elegant label and honey golden whiskey inside.
Nose: Almost a fruit cup and with peaches and nectarines. Creamy with some light citrus.
Palate: herbal spice with tea and min with lots of lush fruit. A little bit of barrel smoke and citrus. Some caramel that is light and soft. Almost a cinnamon twizzler.
Finish: Medium with very little hug.
Overall: A great spring sipper that is a balance between the bourbon and the scotch worlds. It’s a buy for both of us.
My life is ruined.
I have been gifted a bottle of Oregon’s finest.
WESTWARD AMERICAN SINGLE MALT STOUT CASK
I am ruined. Smooth. Does not work.
Remarkable. Not hardly enough praise.
Peacefulness in a glass. Liquid joy.
Do not try this whiskey. Unless you want to taste a true American Original.
Superb nose. Oh so smooth. A delicate charcoal finish.
It will stay on your mind for sometime.