Westward American Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask Finish Flaviar Exclusive

Westward Whiskey Westward American Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask Finish Flaviar Exclusive

(0.75l, 45%)


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$89.99
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Flaviar, Westward and Suzor Wines have partnered to create a custom Single Malt blend finished in Pinot Noir Wine casks for a light, fruity, and herbaceous experience. 

Westward Whiskey Distillery was founded by Christian Krogstad, who graduated from the Siebel Institute of Technology — America’s oldest brewing academy. He worked at craft breweries and a vineyard before founding what would become Westward in 2004 to bring his vision for an American Single Malt to life. The Westward team was expanded in 2011 when Thomas Mooney joined as co-founder and CEO, accelerating growth and bringing that vision to a wider audience. Today, this Oregon distillery produces signature Spirit brands including Krogstad Aquavit, Volstead Vodka, Casa Magdalena Rum, and Westward Whiskey. 

Westward has a Pinot cask-finished Spirit in their core lineup, but this one was made especially for us and it has a lighter, more herbaceous flavor profile. Westward partnered with us and their favorite Oregon Wine-makers — Greg McCLellan and Melissa Rondeau of Suzor Wines — to make just 745 bottles of this special Flaviar edition Westward American Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask Finish.

It starts with Westward's Single Malt made from 100% local two-row barley fermented using American Ale yeast. It’s double pot distilled and barreled in #3 char new American oak casks. Then it was aged for four years and three months before being moved to two French oak casks used to mellow Suzor’s famous Pinot Noir, where it sat for two more years. Finally, the nectar was bottled at a lovely 45% ABV.
  • Category
  • Style
    American Single Malt Whiskey
  • Region
    Oregon
  • Country
    United States
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    NAS
  • Chill Filtered?
    No
  • Maturation
    Aged in new American oak, finished in French oak Willamete Valley Pinot casks.

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

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apricot
leather
hay
custard
plums
berries
tobacco
pear
grassy
What does Westward American Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask Finish Flaviar Exclusive taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Westward American Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask Finish Flaviar Exclusive and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Bourbon set of rules refer to manufacturing method rather than location. It must be matured in new and charred casks of American white oak. No colouring or flavoring of any type is allowed. It must be matured for at least 2 years, if a bottle does not bear an age it is at least 4 years old. The mash bill must contain at least 51% corn.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is rich with notes of plum, field greens, a dash of tobacco, and autumn fruits.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavor profile shines with notes of apricot and pears over notes of leather, fresh cut hay, and custard.

Finish
The finish is light with a linger note of pear and berries.
Ratings & Reviews
James
James,
Very nice and unique whiskey. The pinot barrel definitely adds a nice fruitiness to the standard Westward, which I also enjoyed (and discovered via Flaviar). Very smooth finish. I liked it enough to order a 2nd bottle since I reckon this one won't be around long.
 
Sean
Sean,
This is absolutely delicious. Lighter in the malt than their standard release but heavier in the dark fruits. The hay must is tampered down as well, and its nearly sickly sweet in all the right ways. Two years finishing in the pinot noir casks is the perfect amount of time for this to pick up all the right wine notes and marry the flavors with the OG juice. If you like the standard westward do yourself a favor and upgrade in flavor to this bottle while you can, because damn is it hard to hunt a bottle of this down.
 
Richard
Richard,
Incredible liquid, just a perfect balance.
 
Claire
Claire,
What an incredible, unique collaboration!
 
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