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Together, we are stronger: The case of Whiskey and Pinot Noir
Founded in 2004 when there were only three dozen distillers in the USA, Westward is going stronger than ever today when there are more than 2000 in the country. Guess they are doing something right, right? In a completely new way of thinking about Whiskey, Westward has put this holy Spirit on a pedestal, proclaiming no tradition or whiskey-making process to be too holy to be reconsidered - if that means the Whiskey might be better for it. So they make things a bit differently. Building their flavor from scratch, by brewing pale ale from local Northwest malted barley and intensifying it by double distillation in custom low-reflux pot stills, they transform the fresh pale ale into a robust, bold, and exquisitely balanced Whiskey.
Northwesterners like to stick together and celebrate each other. For the rest of us, that means some good on top of good - and that is exactly the case with Westward Pinot Cask American Single Malt Whiskey. Made in the original Westward way (brewing the barley into a pale ale to develop some exquisite flavor before distilling it into a Whiskey), this spectacular Single Malt was then aged for two years in ex-Pinot Noir French Oak casks - the Pinot Noir only from Oregon’s legendary Willamette Valley wine country - giving this heavenly Spirit a refreshing vibrance of the grape while still keeping the boldness we know and love form a Westward bottle. Bottled at an ABV of 45%.
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Orchard fruit, fresh grass, tobacco.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Raisin, fig, apricot, caramel, oak.
Long and lingering, hues of herbaceous oak and dark chocolate.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Westward Pinot Noir Cask American Single Malt Whiskey 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.