About Coldfoot American Single Malt Whiskey
is a fresh collaboration of two Seattle brands: the Westland Distillery and C.C. Filson Co., a clothing manufacturer for outdoor enthusiasts. The partnership grew from a mutual understanding of what makes the Pacific Northwest what it is — integrity, devoid of pretentiousness. They make real things while observing tradition.
This collection pays homage to the brave prospectors of the late 1800s who refused to follow the majority rushing from Seattle to Dawson, and instead broke off in search of independence and freedom, albeit less gold. They ventured further north, to an outpost called Coldfoot. Their bravery, perseverance, endurance, and ambition is what brought the two brands together, despite coming from different paths. Coldfoot American Single Malt Whiskey Edition 1 is limited to just 978 bottles and combines several elements that Westland is known for.
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About Coldfoot Whiskey
Distillery was co-founded by Matt Hofmann in 2010 in Seattle, WA. Westland Distillery mashes, distills, matures and bottles American Single Malt Whiskey in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Hofmann — Westland’s co-founder, Master Distiller, and honorary pioneer of the American Single Malt whiskey movement — fell in love with the single malt after going to Islay and experiencing the golden drams of Islay.
The distillery is situated in the SoDo neighborhood of Seattle. Westland’s 13,000 square foot operation boasts a 5,000 mash-house, five 10,000 liter fermenters and two copper pot stills. It’s here that Hofmann makes the distillery’s core American Single Malt Whiskey. Like single malt Scotch, American single malt whiskey is made using a malted barley, made at a single distillery. American single malt whiskeys, however, are less regulated, allowing more room for experimentation.
About American Whiskey
There are two main representatives of the American whiskey family, bourbon, and rye, but some other spirits don't fall into those two strictly regulated categories.
There's equally strictly regulated American single malt, made from 100% malted barley, Tennessee whiskey, essentially bourbon filtered through maple charcoal and aged in new charred oak barrels.
And then there's moonshine, a high proof (150- 170 proof) distilled spirit mainly made out of corn which gained popularity during the prohibition.
Check out our impressive selection of American single malts, or find your new favorite in our rich whisk(e)y selection, and get familiarized with what the world has to offer.