Westland Distillery Peated American Single Malt Whiskey
In large part, it was our love for peated whiskies that first lured us into this business. And while our Peated Malt expression accounts for just 20% of the annual production as Westland, the first whiff of smoke from the mash tun tends to be the most anticipated moment of the year here at the Distillery. Out peated whiskey is a vatting of two separate New Make spirits. The first is a mash of peated malt, among the smokiest produced in the New World (55ppm phenol content). The second comes from a mash of 100% Washington Select pale malt. When brought together we have a single malt whiskey encompassing a wide spectrum of peaty and smoky flavors without overwhelming the palate. The peat character is sturdy enough to satisfy the cravings of those looking for a solid dose of smoke while the pale malt component contributes grainy and fruity notes for those looking for something more familiar in the glass. Westland's Peated Malt is filled into a variety of oak, including 1st-fill ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks, encouraging a controlled and even maturation. The result is a flavorful, multi-dimensional yet balanced peated single malt. Martin Bruni Liquor carries all Westland Distillery Products and are able to ship by Federal Express.
Wine EnthusiastThe peated version of Westland's single malt is modestly smoky on the nose, but boldly smoky on the palate, overshadowing the pleasant notes of vanilla and caramel underneath. The peat flavor accelerates into the finish, growing peppery and relatively hot.