Anchor Brewery was founded in 1896 in San Francisco — surviving the 1906 earthquake, Prohibition era, and several ownership changes. But in 1965 it needed saving once again.

Fritz Maytag stepped up to re-create their iconic Anchor Steam beer, and in so doing, is credited with launching the micro-brewery revolution. In 1993 he also launched Anchor Distillery, which quickly expanded to a full line of unique spirits.

Fritz sold the business to a pair of seasoned industry veterans, and today Anchor produces, imports, and distributes nearly 400 spirits. Anchor launched their Westland single malt Whiskey line several years ago and now they have several in the line up.

Their Whiskey actually has five different kinds of barley in the malt mix. It uses four different barrel types — ex-Bourbon, two kinds of Sherry, and virgin new. And — being brewers — they ferment the mash with Belgian Brewer’s Yeast. Everything is bottled at 43% ABV.

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Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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What does Westland taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Westland american whiskey and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.