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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 were there when this one was being made 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 Westward American Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask Finish edition.
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.
*This bottle is a collector’s item; we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.
**Individual orders are limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.
***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed.
Appearance / Color
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.
The finish is light with a linger note of pear and berries.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Westward Pinot Noir Cask American Single Malt Whiskey Flaviar Member Select 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.