This Peated Malt whiskey is a variation on our house style made from a mash of peated malt that is among the smokiest in the world. We combine that with a variety of malt-focused spirits that together create a single malt whiskey that encompasses a wide spectrum of peaty and smoky flavors without dominating the palate. The peat character is sturdy enough to satisfy the cravings of those looking for a solid dose of smoke, while malt-focused mash bills contribute grainy and fruity notes that round out the whiskey. Westland's Peated Malt is filled primarily into new American oak and 1st-fill used American oak, resulting in a multi-dimensional and balanced peated single malt whiskey.
Westland's single malt is completely approachable in light of its merits. The Peated expression has won countless awards, its critical acclaim, a further testament to the quality of this distinguished expression.
-95 Points, 2016 Ultimate Spirits Challenge
-Silver Medal, International Spirits Challenge
-Double Gold Medal, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers
-Whiskey of the Year, 2015 American Distilling Institute
-94 Points/Gold Medal, 2015 Beverage Tasting Institute
-Gold Medal/Best of Category, 2015 American Distilling Institute
-Gold Medal, 2015 International Wine & Spirits Competition
-Gold Medal, 2014 NY International Spirits Competition
American Single Malt Whiskey Commission:
Westland has also founded and funded an organization designed to establish, promote and protect the category of American Single Malt Whiskey as a whole. The American Single Malt Whiskey Commission is rooted in the consumer and education. Today, it counts over 50 Member Producers and an equal number of trade supporters. Westland Distillery is actively developing trade programs to advance the mission and are working with several other organizations to earn a formal definition with our Federal Government. That lobbying effort will officially recognize the term American Single Malt Whiskey with a formal, legal Standard of Identity.
Bottle Size: 750ml