Westward American Single Malt Whiskey (375ml)
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Westward Whiskey Westward American Single Malt Whiskey (375ml)

(0.375l, 45%)


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The American Malt Rises. 

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 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.

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butterscotch
orange peel
spicy
fruit
oak
herbs
cocoa
lemon
cinnamon
What does Westward American Single Malt Whiskey (375ml) taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Westward American Single Malt Whiskey (375ml) 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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Rye Whiskey is made from mash that is at least 51 percent rye. The grain gives Rye Whiskey its spicy, sometimes peppery, and bitter flavor. It was a big seller before Prohibition, and after decades in obscurity, it’s fashionable again. Fun fact: George Washington distilled Rye Whiskey at Mount Vernon.

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.
Ratings & Reviews
Adam
Adam,
Very smooth. A little light on flavor but still enjoyable. Picked up notes of vanilla, burned caramel and corn. Very smooth
 
Gabriela
Gabriela,
One of my favorites!! Smooth, lightly sweet, just a delicious sipping whiskey. Reading the reviews you would think otherwise, but I really found this excellent! Cheers to different palates and likes : )
 
Matthew
Matthew,
The initial smell was not appealing but I gave it a second and it began to smell better. The flavor was fruit to start and a chocolate at the end. No burn smooth. Very nice.
 
Brian
Brian,
Bitter
 
Chelsey
Chelsey,
Nice medium weight; very smooth
 
Steven
Steven,
cow dung
 
Craig
Craig,
This is so bad I can't drink it. There has only been 1 other bottle in my life where I couldn't finish the bottle.
 
Kristen
Kristen,
Really enjoyed this!
 
Matt
Matt,
Very good smooth American whiskey with just the right amount of spice.
 
Steve
Steve,
I never knew what "rotgut" was until I tasted this one. I really can't believe that Flaviar sent this trash to their members. I poured it out. No complexity to the taste, a finish like gasoline and took four Tums to soothe my stomach.
 
guest
guest,
Y
 
Justin
Justin,
It is very enjoyable, smooth and leaves you wanting more.
 
Stephanie
Stephanie,
I like the flavor. Just the right amount of smokey flavor.
 
Craig
Craig,
Nothing about this that I liked. Flavor was bizarre And harsh.
 
Owen
Owen,
At first i was a little annoyed at the mini bottle they sent but after tasting i wish it was smaller. Nose is spicy upfront and finishes like playdough. Butterscotch is overwhelming and finishes with a harsh lingering over ripe melon that evokes some mild nausea. Its like that cantaloupe that sits on your counter until there is a swarm of fruit flies and you are like hmmm maybe its still good. But it’s definitely not. For the first time i wish COVID19 had taken my sense of taste.
 
Owen
Owen,
At first was a little annoyed i wasted my pick on a mini bottle. Nose is spicy upfront and finishes like playdough. Butterscotch flavor is overwhelming and a long lingering harsh finish that evokes some nausea. For the first time i wish COVID19 had taken my taste away.
 
martin
martin,
Average in flavor Once you've had something like Four Roses...
 
Bruce
Bruce,
Excellent finish.
 
George
George,
The Oregon Whiskey was great. Gone too quickly - but that was my fault.
 
George
George,
A very unique whiskey, mild and flavorful with an interesting finish.
 
Matt
Matt,
Absolutely delicious! Very smooth and flavorful.
 
Charles
Charles,
Surprisingly delightful. I tasted notes of pine and earth... which honestly doesn't sound good to me generally, but is a great combination in this drink! The orange flavors and the Caramel compliment nicely! I don't know if this review would encourage others, but it worked well for me.
 
Don
Don,
Excellent!
 
Kurt
Kurt,
This is good but not great. The nose is very orange vest. Butterscotch sweet up front on the tongue for sure. The finish is pretty heavy oak and herbs (sort of grassy) and that lingers on your pallet. It’s unique but not the kind of unique you go back for. Another “free” bottle you wouldn’t buy otherwise.
 
Owen
Owen,
Very Smooth and nice taste. Not over powering. Very good.
 
guest
guest,
Fruity
 
Michal
Michal,
It is very different from any whiskey I've ever tasted. Mellows out and is pretty good on the rocks.
 
Michael
Michael,
super smooth
 
Amber
Amber,
This was a really cool experience - butterscotch on top of malt. Really happy to have this on my bar
 
Brice
Brice,
Great butterscotch taste at first but finish is to harsh for me.
 
Carolyn
Carolyn,
Like chewing on a piece of juniper
 
Adrian
Adrian,
Definitely heavy butterscotch but it’s a great sipper. One that’ll I’ll buy again.
 
Ben
Ben,
Heavy butterscotch up front, with cocoa/cinnamon finish.
 
Adrian
Adrian,
This has a delicious orange and apricot finish! I am a huge oak nose fan and this does not disappoint. I love how easy this is to sip. Not too spicy.
 
NATHAN
NATHAN,
Not a fan of the floral taste. Overall way too sweet.
 
Charles
Charles,
Amazingly fresh taste, living up to its “grain to glass” reputation
 
Gabriel
Gabriel,
Not as smooth as I had hoped for, and also a bit sweeter than expected. Decent all around otherwise.
 
Edward
Edward,
Decent. Good aroma. First taste was a bit attention getting, but subsequent sips were quite pleasant. Slight sweetness. Good aftertaste. Worth having around.
 
Neil
Neil,
Not what I had hoped for
 
Brad
Brad,
Great whiskey but nothing more than what you get from Jim beam or Evan Williams
 
Amanda
Amanda,
Loved this one from the very first, neat little sip! It has a gentle sweetness to it, very smooth all the way down and a pleasant aroma. This very easily could become my daily pour.
 
Ray
Ray,
Was not as good as I had hoped. In all fairness, I also came down with Covid 19 when I got the bottle which may have interfered with how it tasted. My neighbor loved it.
 
Steve
Steve,
earthy
 
Wendy
Wendy,
Almost had a peachy wash…very good
 
Timothy
Timothy,
One of my favorites at the moment. Will add more comments after my next glass.
 
david
david,
it is to good to share. But I did anyway. wish the bottle came in gallon size
 
Michihiro
Michihiro,
So my first taste just didn’t impress....the finish was a little harsh and it put me off. However, i gave it another try and this time i really enjoyed it - not sure what the difference was but this time i really got a contrast between spice and balanced sweetness. It’s young and so you get a bit of alcohol burn on the back end but it wasn’t harsh this time around. Westward is definitely worth a taste - looking forward to trying their stout finish
 
Mark
Mark,
Sweet. Good.
 
James
James,
Absolutely magnificent
 
Gage
Gage,
Not too smooth.
 
Scott
Scott,
Complex on the nose, leaning toward the sweet side, finishing with mango. Not my typical flavor profile but quite good.
 
Don
Don,
Wasn’t my favorite. It wasn’t very smooth.
 
Scott
Scott,
Nose was complex...as I swirled and sniffed, I got pear, sour apple, some vegetation, and the barley. The taste is very unique. The dried fruit is dead on...almost tropical. Not for the traditionalist, but something I can still get behind
 
Cody
Cody,
Very distinct - I can see why some may not care for the flavor, considering it's unlike many whiskeys, which I'd attribute to the process of using a pale ale. Sweet and smooth. Having tried it neat, on the rocks, and in an old fashioned, I'd recommend on the rocks reading "The Nickel Boys" or "Beloved" or some other dark and desparing American classic novel that could benefit from the brightening quality of the sweet punch on the nose and the smooth finish of this whiskey.
 
Brian
Brian,
So, so, so drinkable. Smooth, tons of flavor.
 
JASON
JASON,
Very sweet, enjoyed the flavor.
 
cameron
cameron,
very sweet on the nose with butterscotch and almost a little mocha? , also a very sweet taste of butterscotch with a mild kick of spice , the finish is one of the smoothest if had so far and is fantastic.
 
Monica
Monica,
This is a smooth slightly spicy whiskey. I have really enjoyed experiencing this lovely sipper.
 
Mark
Mark,
crisp finish, lacks flavor
 
Scott
Scott,
There are not many bottles of whiskey I won't finish, but I am not a fan of this at all. There is a really bizarre flavor in here that is very unappealing.
 
William
William,
Easy drinker but a little one note. Sweet and light.
 
Sara
Sara,
OMG! This may just be my new favorite. Absolutely love it.
 
Mel
Mel,
Shades of a Scotch but, as with most American whiskys, more sweet than salty or peaty. The citrus finish is pleasant and needed to break up the initial sweetness. It’s got a nice viscosity without being syrupy. I’m not yet a convert to American whisky, but this one may be a stepping stone.
 
Raymond
Raymond,
Very smooth. For my taste, like an American scotch.
 
Dan
Dan,
Not bad. I’m a big scotch drinker, just getting into American Whisky. Has a nice bite to it.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Smooth, easy to drink
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Really tasty, smooth stuff. Nice and sweet and bread notes.
 
James
James,
Nice whiskey. Oak, vanilla and floral on the nose. Oak, spice, cinnamon & citrus on the tongue. A bit of alcohol burn but not too bad. Finishes with hints of citrus and cocoa.
 
Jonathan
Jonathan,
Very different flavor but very good.
 
Gary
Gary,
Bold flavor with plenty of oak, spices, and slight floral notes, but harsh on the finish. A nice experience if that edge and be dulled with a large rock or a splash of water, as loathe as I usually am to recommend that.
 
Edouard
Edouard,
Intense but balanced and pure as a single malt. Very nice discovery for a US single malt
 
JOSE
JOSE,
I was pleasantly surprised with this bottle. Only chose the bottle cause it was the only one available when I joined. But man was I shocked. On the first nosing I thought I was going to like it but it opened up very nicely. Might not be for everyone, but it sure was for me. Like I said, pleasant surprise!!
 
Michelle
Michelle,
Nice bold flavor, would have preferred a bigger sized bottle!
 
ISMAEL
ISMAEL,
It was nice
 
Paul
Paul,
This was very good. Smooth with a nice kick on the finish.
 
David
David,
OK, but not my favorite
 
Jerry
Jerry,
I wasn't a fan of this one.
 
Jerry
Jerry,
I wasn't a fan of this one.
 
Lucas
Lucas,
Much more then expected. Fantastic all around
 
Jordan
Jordan,
It's got a very sweet kick with possible notes of vanilla. Very strong but also very good. It came recommended to me by an acquaintance of mine who usually buys a bottle whenever they are in portland and I brought it to a party and it got no complaints and was definitely empty by the end of the night, even with a large selection of other options available
 
Jay
Jay,
This is good stuff. The Flavor Spiral is very accurate. Solid bourbon for the price point.
 
Luis
Luis,
Too spicy for me. Average flavor
 
James
James,
The different flavors you experience are wonderful.
 
David
David,
Smooth and full taste, with hints of nuts (almonds maybe)
 
Robert
Robert,
This stuff is great!
 
Sooraj
Sooraj,
This is one is hard to swallow. Nose deceives you. Won't try this one again.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Has a very strange nose, almost plastic like. The taste was smooth and much better than expected. Heavy mouth feel. Nice finish.
 
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