Very herbal-sage, fennel and caraway with only veryfaint fruit. Palate carries the herbal notes as well, along with a heavy peanut shell note.
This cask is from our second production run of pale malt mashes matured in 1st-fill ex-bourbon casks. It is representative of Westland’s version of the traditional single malt that now makes up the bulk of the malt whiskey produced in Scotland. Lighter in malt flavor and oak compared to our signature 5-malt/new oak cask combination, these whiskies tend to highlight the fruity or spicy flavors of our Belgian Saison brewer’s yeast.
Washington Select Pale Malt
YEAST STRAIN: Belgian Brewer’s Yeast
FERMENTATION TIME: 144 Hours
|Malted barley is the most complex and flavorful grain used to make whiskey. For centuries, single malt whiskies have been considered solely the domain of Scotland. But a new category of single malt is taking root. One that offers us the chance to make a mark in the world of whiskey. It must be led by your own ideas, done on your own terms and realized through your own hard work. Here in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, we are graced with world-class natural ingredients. Those ingredients inspire us to pursue our own unique American-style single malt to rival the finest whiskies in the world. With each expression we work to create something that both honors the traditions of distilling that we admire and adds something worthwhile at the same time. Something new and distinctly American. The character of our malt provides a wealth of flavor profiles for our whiskies. Regardless of the individual expression, every whiskey at Westland Distillery is underscored by our house style a sweetness and ease on the palate accompanied by a fruity and complex but ultimately grain-focused finish worthy of its place in this new world.