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The cask that went on a journey
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.
When the Westward Distillery brews its pale ale, they don’t only produce a starting vase for its Whiskey, but also some nice ale-infused barrels. Those barrels are then sent to their brewing collaborators from Oregon, famous for their brewing culture, to be filled with deep, rich stout, pushing the boundaries of flavor these casks are able to produce. Once filled with stout flavor, they are returned to Westward, where, you guessed it, they are filled with some neat Westward Single Malt. Maturing in ex-ale, ex-stout casks for one year, this spectacular award-winning Single Malt takes on notes of caramel, chocolate, and toffee. Bottled at an ABV of 46%, this Single Malt is best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Hazelnut, honeycomb, caramel, roasted barley.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
Milk chocolate, almond toffee, banana, mint, oak vanilla.
Long and lingering with hints of almond chocolate, citrus, and oaky vanilla.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Westward Stout 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.