Westward American Single Malt Whiskey
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Westward Whiskey Westward American Single Malt Whiskey

(0.75l, 45%)


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$70.99
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The American Malt Rises.

There's a street in Oregon where distilleries grow, and it's aptly named Distillery Row. Among them, there's Westward Distillery founded by one Christian Krogstad, an expert in craft beverages (from beer to wine to Whiskey). His magic shop is situated in a warehouse near the source of clean and crisp water from the Bull Run Watershed. He started making Whiskeys in 2004 and since then, he created an imaginative new kind of Whiskey: still hooked to tradition, but with a modern twist, capturing the terroir of the NW.

Westward American Single Malt Whiskey starts its journey as an American Pale Ale that goes through slow fermentation and double distillation that turns the brewy caterpillar into a beautiful Whiskey butterfly. The new Spirit is then matured in lightly toasted new American Oak barrels. No shortcuts are taken, an approach that resulted in Double Gold at San Francisco World Spirits Competition. If you're lost, always go Westward.

Flavor Spiral™

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herbs
butterscotch
spicy
orange peel
dried fruit
oak
cocoa
lemon
cinnamon
What does Westward American Single Malt Whiskey taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Westward 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.
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Herbal aromas are followed by a hint of cinnamon, lemon curd, oak, and butterscotch.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The herbal nose is translated to the palate and accompanied by notes of butterscotch, orange peel, baking spice, orchard fruit, and oak.

Finish
Long herbal finish with a touch of orange peel, cocoa, and lemon.

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Ratings & Reviews
Eric
Eric,
A solid whiskey... price is a little high compared to other whiskeys in my bar
 
Mitch
Mitch,
Love the smoothness and aroma.
 
Joel
Joel,
Very smooth, surprisingly sweet taste as well. Unlike other single malts I've tried. Probably not for everyone, but I enjoyed it a lot.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Smooth
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Nice smokey undertone, with a slight fruit on the nose.
 
Dana
Dana,
The flavor was amazing!
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Don’t sacrifice the flavor, must be frank neat... words cannot express how delicious
 
Sunni
Sunni,
Really interesting flavor. Ginger, prune, cinnamon red hots, with just a hint of vanilla. Good whiskey if you want something different.
 
ross
ross,
Good flavor, a bit nosey.
 
Chris
Chris,
This was good. It was the most Scotch-like of the New World Single Malts tasting box. It was smooth, but a bit dull. It is sweet with a rich mouthfeel that reminded me of cream soda with a bit of a tea after taste. Good, but I wouldn't pay $71 for it.
 
John
John,
Liked the aroma. At first taste I thought it was pleasant, but the second brought out the herbal taste that lingers through the finish. The more I tasted, the less I liked. Good Single Malt, but not a favorite, I probably will not buy again.
 
Adam
Adam,
Spicy, fruity, very nice
 
Dj
Dj,
Fruit with vanilla and honey/brown sugar. Grains with light baking spice and on the dryer side. My favorite out of the American Single Malt tasting.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
tasty. nice with a bite of cheesecake..
 
Dan
Dan,
I kept getting notes of honey, even though it wasn’t specified in the description. I enjoyed this one a lot.
 
Mel
Mel,
Off the beaten path in a good way. Not typical but very approachable, which is a home run in these days of small distilleries pushing whiskey that mostly tastes the same. Enjoyed the profile of fruit and then the vanilla-ginger finish.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
Not a fan. The nose smelled a bit sour to me. Totally threw off the rest of my tasting for it. My opinion, definitely over priced. I know actual scotch single malts that go for less and taste better.
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Smooth beginning and slightly sweet finish. Easy drinker
 
William
William,
This was my A vial, the first tasting out of my box. I can honestly say, the scotch I usually drink, The Macallan 12 year or The Glenlivet 15 doesn't hold a candle to Westward Whiskey. A very smooth and mellow taste.
 
Anne
Anne,
Very more-ish. Flavor is SPOT ON. Got it in the whiskey advent calendar and enjoyed it a lot.
 
Ray
Ray,
Had this in my first tasting box and loved it. The best whiskey I've tasted to date. Smooth with a wooden derful flavor profile. I'll be buying g this for sure.
 
Ronald
Ronald,
Nice nose,Mellow taste , A dry grainy flavour . Over all I like it.
 
John
John,
Sweet. Caramel, coffee, maple syrup
 
Thomas
Thomas,
I thought it would taste like a single malt from Scotland, but it's totally different. You can really taste the malt. Good stuff.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Balanced and Bold!
 
Thomas
Thomas,
Incredible Whiskey!
 
Scott
Scott,
Enjoyed the smoky aroma and the smooth flavor.
 
Andrew
Andrew,
Great beginning taste. Strong after notes. A very good single malt.
 
Eric
Eric,
Good front end combination of flavor, not a desirable after taste.
 
Sven
Sven,
One of my favorites thus far. Good fruity undertones and smooth release of spice.
 
Christopher
Christopher,
Very enjoyable! The orange and butterscotch flavors are very prominent up front and the spicy finish that creeps up on you is a nice surprise.
 
Mark
Mark,
Harsh due to strong spicey favor. Tough first sips
 
Paul
Paul,
Liked the warm ness of the spice/cinnamon, barley is a bit sting/berry but may be nice when missing beer but not wanting the carbonation. Not sure I’d spend $70 for the bottle though.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Very smooth and slightly smoky. My favorite from westward so far.
 
Kelly
Kelly,
Lots of almonds and cinnamon. Pleasant and approachable.
 
Trennon
Trennon,
Well balanced with great flavor and smooth
 
Philip
Philip,
Very smooth. Has an apple and honey flavor to it. Great Scotch.
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Normally I am not a scotch guy, but I tried the "New World Scotch" tasting pack, and this was great. I loved the fruity beginning.
 
Emmanuel
Emmanuel,
I loved this one. The butterscotch and vanilla are very forward on the nose and give a nice sweetness to complement the spice and the oak.
 
Carl
Carl,
Loads of malt
 
Michael
Michael,
Very interesting. Definitely a nice whiskey. The mesquite smoke is very different than your regular peaty scotches
 
Bryson
Bryson,
Reminded me of cigars, vanilla notes. Loved this. (Neat)
 
Brian
Brian,
Drinks like a rye. It’s OK. Not the smoothest, not too spicy. Had better for the $.
 
Charles
Charles,
Excellent choice. Stood out in the taste box. Smooth with consistent flavor and pleasant aroma.
 
Randy
Randy,
Pleasantly fruity and mild nose with flavor that matches. Smooth and silky on the tongue. The mix of fruit, spice and ginger work well.
 
Brent
Brent,
Vanilla, caramel, spice, pepper,
 
Taj
Taj,
Smooth excellent fruity finish.
 
Nikki
Nikki,
Loved this from the tasting box. Has a sweet flavor very smooth and tasty both warm and on the rocks. Highly recommend this as a relaxing drink to sip while reading a good book.
 
Erica
Erica,
Definitely buying this whiskey again. You can sip on this whiskey. There is no need for a mixer, it is smooth and tastes great.
 
Sylvia
Sylvia,
I really enjoyed this, especially with a little ice. Definitely vanilla and caramel, but I got a little grapefruit at the front. A bit unusual, I’d definitely buy a bottle.
 
Scott
Scott,
I love how the aroma and the long finish both are so earthy. It reminds me that the main ingredients come from nature itself. A nice smooth sipping malt to enjoy during a relaxing evening. I’ll definitely be adding this to my bar and will invite friends to try it themselves. An excellent version of a single malt made right here in the USA... bravo!
 
Jeff
Jeff,
Agree with the banana taste, but not terrible. Also easy sipping, overall enjoyable for an American whiskey.
 
Jeff
Jeff,
This is one at the very top of my list. There is a lot of complexity without being overly hot.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Not great...sour banana?
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Big on the barley
 
Todd
Todd,
Grain most noticeable taste. Some vanilla and dried fruit and a little spicy. Not really a favorite.
 
Liz
Liz,
I got a strong note of caramel on the nose with a spicy, metallic and short finish. Very different from what I have tried, just not my favorite.
 
John
John,
Doesn’t scream for me. Not sure why. Banana?
 
Ryan
Ryan,
Solid example of an American single malt. Light on the nose with malt, vanilla, caramel, and mild oak.
 
Stefanie
Stefanie,
Spicy, smooth, fruity. I liked it despite the fruitiness to drink as a standalone.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Tastes too much like Bulleit
 
Matt
Matt,
Delicious.
 
Paul
Paul,
Really outstanding; smooth, great barley malt and Carmel/oak/vanilla flavor, some spice, really nice finish, dark chocolate nose - one of my favs from the 2018 advent calendar, ended up buying a full bottle and here it is again in the 2019 calendar
 
Angela
Angela,
Updating previous review: solid whiskey with hints of vanilla and dried fruits
 
Burton
Burton,
I tasted this blind from my Advent Calendar. The aroma was nondescript to me. I picked up some cereal, some vegital notes, and some light orange peel. It is wonderfully silky on the palate. Very nice. The taste was grain heavy, with light fruit in the background. A little alcohol burn. It gets better as it rests on your glass awhile. To me this one does not compete with Scotch single malts.
 
Brendan
Brendan,
A sweet fruit with some spice on the nose. On tasting the vanilla really comes through, with more subtle fruit and spice. There is a little underlying burnt sugar, which could be a component to the dried fruit. Overall very smooth and extremely easy to drink. This is certainly one where I would reach for second glass.
 
Sean
Sean,
Nose is harsh. Interesting, just not for me. Barley is super heavy.
 
Amy
Amy,
Smooth and just right!
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Very impressed. This is super smooth and a definite win for the American single malts.
 
Matt
Matt,
Nutty, caramel nose. Burnt sugar notes with a tart, caramel apple finish.
 
Karen
Karen,
It’s spicy like a Rye whiskey. It has a warming sensation like Brandy.
 
Chris
Chris,
This is a good whiskey. I like the combinations of flavors. I wish it had more of a pack finish but it is a complex taste that grows with each sip. I will admit this reminds me of the Jameson Castmates. Those are much more affordable.
 
Ashley
Ashley,
Great flavor
 
Ashley
Ashley,
I got this tasting box for my husband and in laws. All three of them agree that this is the best tasting whiskey. And I am planning to purchase this as a gift for Christmas for them.
 
Robert
Robert,
The fruit and cinnamon on this one are nice. It’s one that I would drink on the regular
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Pretty interesting whiskey. Not all that unique on the nose. Sweet on the mouth and goes down smoothly. I didn’t expect the cinnamon to be so prominent. It has a long finish that makes you think you’re chewing big red bubble gum (in a good way).
 
Robert
Robert,
Smooth and surprising. Not overly complex, but has some decent depth. I’d serve it to my wife’s friends from work.
 
Chris
Chris,
Of the three this was my favorite. Loved the aroma of cinnamon. With the fruity and slight vanilla taste. Went down very smooth and dry.
 
Scott
Scott,
It was really smooth
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Delicious. Great flavors, very complex.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Goes down nice and smooth, slight dry aftertaste.
 
Alex
Alex,
To quote my wife, “Fireball without the sugar.” An excellent surprise! The forward cinnamon and barley, complemented by the vanilla, give this a wonderful, not overpowering, and incredibly smooth profile
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Smooth with a touch of spice and a strong Oak undercurrent.
 
Chris
Chris,
Strong barley taste and hint of chocolate on the backend. Has an overall unique flavor like a stronge ale.
 
Galynne
Galynne,
A new whiskey to add to my favorites! Smooth
 
Matthew
Matthew,
A bit steep of a price for an awfully muted flavor with an overly malty finish.
 
Bret
Bret,
My favorite of the trio in sampler! Will be adding it to the rotation.
 
Mr.
Mr.,
Lovely vanilla nose. Mild, smooth flavor, and a medium finish with rich notes of chocolate. Subtle and complex, nothing overwhelms
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, balanced, American Single Malt Whiskey with a bold birth; while a full & rich life that leads to a long & dry death.
 
Mark
Mark,
Wow, spicy and smooth. This is a complex whiskey with a smooth finish.
 
Justin
Justin,
Sweet and smooth with bit of spice, nice balance, surprisingly good.
 
E&J
E&J,
Like stranahans better
 
Chad
Chad,
What a flavorful whiskey! From the moment you bring it to your nose until it vanishes down your throat, this whiskey has a sweet and complex array of flavors . I detected vanilla from the start that morphs into spice and apples at the end. For such a young whiskey it has the experience of a much more expensive bottle!
 
Bobby
Bobby,
Yummy. Flavorful without being effete
 
Greg
Greg,
I guess I'm the odd man out on this scotch. It smells and tastes like beer. The malted barley leaps out at your nose and it's all I could taste. I don't care for beer at all and was dismayed to taste it in my scotch! Leave it to the Americans to beerify their scotch!!
 
Erin
Erin,
Smooth and amazing!
 
Robert
Robert,
There was a distinct difference in flavor between the sample I received and the bottle I purchased. I'm not sure why that was; but the sample was better. I would've given it an 8/10.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
It’s not my thing. Upfront flavors just didn’t do it for me.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
not a fan.
 
chris
chris,
delicious!!!!
 
Allison
Allison,
Nice and smooth, great taste
 
guest
guest,
I enjoyed this whiskey from the time the bottle was opened. It was smooth and flavorful and if I can find a place in Texas that sell it I will definitely repeat. There are few whiskeys I go to twice as I enjoy the experience of trying new crafts but this is a winner for me. Thanks John Lynch
 
Brian
Brian,
My new go to whiskey
 
Kori
Kori,
Very unique. Excellent finish.
 
Sunnylee
Sunnylee,
Unique, easy to drink. Smoky and slightly spicy. Not my favorite.
 
Swair
Swair,
Great, very different from what I usually find with single malts. The malt and grain in the finish is visible
 
Alex
Alex,
Very smooth and flavorful
 
James
James,
Strong and smooth with a spicy finish. I liked it.
 
Joe
Joe,
Smooth strong malt and vanilla with nice spicy finish
 
Gregory
Gregory,
This is great
 
Paul
Paul,
Very nice American Single Malt. I'm a big Scotch fan and normally find many American whiskeys a bit one dimensional. This one is very nice. Complex and very drinkable.
 
Alex
Alex,
Definitely taste the malted barley very clearly. Not much smoke to speak of initially, but has an interesting charred aftertaste to it. Slightly spicy in a bourbon-like way. Overall very good.
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Smooth, almost buttery finish. Definitely a spicy note. Great on its own.
 
Ross
Ross,
Spicy, sweet, cinnamon, light hint of vanilla on the nose. The same on the palate, with dark, spicy fruits near the end. Long finish.....very sweet, with a little cinnamon, then heavy maple syrup. I tasted all 3 samples neat only....the more they sat, the sweeter they became. This was my 2nd place choice of the 3.
 
Brian
Brian,
Much different than I expected. Definitely had a spicy little touch to it, but went down smooth.
 
Mike
Mike,
Smooth, perhaps a little sweet, but a gorgeous vanilla finish and lingering wafts of coconut. Excellent.
 
david
david,
well balanced and smooth
 
Greg
Greg,
The flavor spiral seemed on target with spice and malt up front. Dried fruit is more in the nose. And the dry grain is the definite finish. Enjoyed the tasting. Probably won’t buy it. Of the three samples, in the middle but nothing especially memorable. Price point seems high. Full disclosure: I’m a Scotch drinker with a fondness for peat. Also enjoy good rye.
 
Matt
Matt,
Too much front and back end spice/fire
 
John
John,
Too spicy, rough finish. Didn't care for it.
 
Colleen
Colleen,
Smooth, fruity and a nice finish.
 
Kathryn
Kathryn,
Nice caramel notes, but too spicy for our pallet.
 
Brent
Brent,
Good burn in the after.
 
Edwardo
Edwardo,
really enjoyed the smooth and delicious taste,thumbs up whisky..
 
Russ
Russ,
Really enjoyed the smooth and delicious taste, outstanding whisky
 
guest
guest,
Long herbal fade accented with bits of orange peel, butterscotch, cocoa and lemon. Good sense of balance, medium body and a soft feel that fades out dry and chalky.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Very smooth flavor and a delicious color. I enjoyed every sip.
 
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