Westland American Oak
A flagship malt is the core expression of a distillery’s house style. Westland’s American Oak is a reflection of where it is made and the collective intent of those who made it. When we founded Westland Distillery, we had a vision for an entirely new category of whiskey. Distilled from the rich, flavorful barley of Washington State and matured predominantly in new American oak casks in the steady, cool humidity of our seaside home, this whiskey is a testament to that vision. All of these choices and ingredients conspire to create an approachable, mature and uniquely American single malt that can stand with the finest whiskies in the world.
Westland’s range of single malts is completely approachable in light of its merits. The American Oak expression has won countless awards and its critical acclaim is a further testament to the quality of this distinguished whiskey.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
• 2016 - 95 Points, Ultimate Spirits Challenge
• 2015 - Gold Medal/93 Points, Beverage Tasting Institute
• 2015 - Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible
• 2014 - Double Gold Medal, SF World Spirits Competition
• 2014 - Gold Medal, NY International Spirits Competition
• 2014 - Gold Medal, Berlin International Spirits Competition
• 2014 - Gold Medal, SIP Awards
• 96 Points, Chairman’s Trophy
• 93 Points, Tasting Panel Magazine
• 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
American Single Malt Whiskey Commission:
Westland has also founded and funded an organization designed to establish, promote and protect the category of American Single Malt Whiskey as a whole. The American Single Malt Whiskey Commission is rooted in the consumer and education. Today, it counts over 50 Member Producers and an equal number of trade supporters. Westland Distillery is actively developing trade programs to advance the mission and are working with several other organizations to earn a formal definition with our Federal Government. That lobbying effort will officially recognize the term American Single Malt Whiskey with a formal, legal Standard of Identity.
Bottle Size: 750ml