Westward Whiskey DistilleryWestward Whiskey Distillery

Founded in 2004
Based in Portland, Oregon, Westward Whiskey was founded in 2004. The company not only produces Aviation American Gin, which comprises 80% of all production, but a number of Liqueurs, Whiskeys, Vodkas, Rums and Aquavits.

Based on Portland’s famous Distillery Row, the distillery has its own tasting room and offers tours to the public. The focus, for these guys, is on craft, small-batch spirits, using the finest ethically sourced ingredients.

For example, the Westward American Single Malt is made with barley grown in the Pacific Northwest. Every batch of every Spirit and Liqueur is overseen by the Master Distiller.
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House Spirits Distillery  will give you and your comrade a complimentary Westward Experience as soon as they learn you’re a Flaviar member. On top of that, they’ll throw a 20% discount on all flights and in-store experiences at their tasting room.
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Distillery Details

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    United States
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  • Address
    65 SE Washington St., Portland, OR 97214, United States
  • Phone
    (503) 235-3174
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Westward Whiskey's Founder, Christian Krogstad, is also the creator of Aviation American Gin, which was first produced in collaboration with world-renowned bartender Ryan Magarian.
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Every great Whiskey from every place in the world has a piece of that culture in it.

It is a part of the product, it is a part of the team who makes it, it is a part of the story of that Whiskey and in the case of Westward American single malt, that place is Oregon.

Westward American single malt is a new category and it's one that we are really pioneering and foraging the path of.

The reason why Westward Whiskey needs to be on everybody's back bar or in everyone's home is because it's different than anything else you'll ever taste. You can taste the quality in all of the ingredients.

Every drop of Westward we have every bottled began life as craft Beer. We are one of the largest pale ale breweries in Oregon. We just so happened to take that pale ale and distill it and turn it into Westward American single malt Whiskey.

It begins with the quality of the ingredients and the care that we put into what we do with them. Every one of those barrels began life in a barley field as a half a ton of barley. We age our Westward American single malt Whiskey in medium char American white oak barrels.

Once Westward goes into the barrel, it'll be many years before that product is actually ready to bottle and to take out into the world.

The end result is a product that I personally feel like it's completely different than any other American single malt that I've had on the market.

We're always very proud when we get great news about yet another accolade that the brand has picked up: the gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, highly recommended rating from the ultimate beverage challenge, 94 point rating from Wine Enthusiasts.

We've had malt Whisky from Scotland for hundreds of years and we had the opportunity to really make something uniquely American right here in Oregon in one of the world's great brewing cultures.

Westward American single malt Whiskey is an expression of that Beer culture that is recognized around the world.

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