House Spirits Distillery is located in eastern Oregon, where it is quite a bit dryer than along the coast and a bit hotter in the Summer and colder in the winter. This is important because some of the science behind aging liquors is in the ebb and flow of the seasons.

If you have decades to age your products, then more consistency can have a benefit. But for the stuff aging for shorter periods of time, a change of seasons and even a little agitation can be a good thing.

House Spirits was started by Christian Krogstad who graduated from the Siebel Institute of Technology—America’s oldest brewing academy. He moved on to a vineyard for a number of years before setting up shop at House Spirits in 2004.

Today, his little Oregon shop produces six signature spirits, including Aviation American Gin, Two kinds of Aquavit, Vodka, Westward Oregon straight malt Whiskey, and a coffee Liqueur.

It’s twice-distilled in copper pots and aged in lightly-charred new, American oak barrels. The entire mash is locally-sourced, malted barley and it is never chill-filtered. It is bottled at 45% ABV, in half size 375 mL bottles.

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Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

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What does Westward taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Westward 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.