About Westward American Single Malt Cask Strength Whiskey
As the highest-rated American Single Malt, Westward is a whiskey of Northwest Provenance. Born in the Northwest, from the distinctive culture, climate, and natural ingredients that come together to make a provenance-driven whiskey, Westward is a whiskey of the elements. More than a decade ago, in Portland, Oregon, they set out to create a whiskey from all of these elements and called it Westward along the way. Westward is aged to taste in Oregon, where the region’s hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters are the ideal environment to raise a world-class whiskey.
Westward strives for perfection through Minimalist Distilling, a philosophy pioneered by their founders that begins by selecting the highest quality ingredients. Their purposefully inefficient production process brings out the flavor of the grain and other natural ingredients. Every step is meant to express flavor; never to strip away or mask impurities. It has paid off, as their expressions have earned 4 Gold Medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition to date.
Westward American Single Malt begins by brewing a delicious, artisanal American ale, from scratch, using locally malted barley, ale yeast, and a slow, low-temperature fermentation. The fresh beer is then distilled twice in custom low-reflux pot stills designed to create a robust spirit, transforming our fresh beer into whiskey. Westward is aged to perfection in new, charred American Oak barrels, then mingled in small batches to achieve Westward’s signature flavor profile – balanced and bold, with just the right amount of spice and sweetness.
Where the American Single Malt is bottled at 90 proof, its uncut cask-strength counterpart takes it a few notches further. Bottled at 125 proof, it's a powerful spirit with nutty, black pepper, sesame, cacao, honey, and malt notes. It's a testament to the skill of the brewers-turned-distillers and the long and slow process that ensures the richness of the locally malted barley is preserved.
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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.
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