In 1897, two thousand hardy fortune seekers broke from the stampede to Dawson and followed their own lonely trail 175 miles above the arctic circle to remote Coldfoot, Alaska. Only 200 held on to stake their claim. They stayed not for the gold, which was scarce and hard won, but for their total independence and clarity of purpose.
For Westland and our partners at Filson, these determined few are representative of our shared belief in one’s steadfast commitment to their own path, and that the integrity of their work and the depth of their experience is its own reward. This whiskey serves as a tribute to their unrelenting spirit, and as an inspiration to endure.
The first edition of Coldfoot American Single Malt commemorates the spirit of exploration and those places when independent paths come together to revel in the journey. Combining several signature elements of Westland’s house style into one bottle, this whiskey marks a moment in time and serves as a milepost in an ongoing expedition into the unknown possibilities of single malt whiskey in America.Get yours now
Limited release of 978 bottles.
Filson has created a new collection of co-branded t-shirts, caps, stickers, a pullover hoodie and a stoneware shot glass inspired by the struggle and solitude of the trail to Coldfoot. Each piece features custom graphics of characters pulled from the folklore and tall tales of the storied mining camp.Shop now
Westland and Filson are cut from the same cloth. Based in Seattle, Washington, both companies make real things in time-honored ways with an integrity that comes from understanding the essence of the Pacific Northwest at an elemental level. The story of the stampede to remote Coldfoot—a harrowing journey that began and ended in Seattle—is a perfect symbol of the grit, perseverance, and ambition this region has imprinted onto both brands. While Filson and Westland are each dedicated to their own paths, they share that common spirit that is rooted in the opening of the West and the sensibilities it takes to not only survive here, but thrive in what are the outer edges of the known world.