Westland Sherry Wood Single Malt 70cl 46°
Westland offers with this Single Malt whiskey, maturation in Sherry barrels, an original method in the United States.
Although the practice of whiskey aging in Sherry barrels is not as old as the production of peated whiskies, it has become a popular standard around the world. With this bottling, the Westland distillery wishes to pay homage to this very common method in Scotland.
Westland Sherry Wood Single Malt is produced on the same basis as the American Oak version, with 5 types of barley and Belgian yeasts producing a very aromatic alcohol. The whole has matured for at least three years in Oloroso, Pedro Ximénez barrels and in new American oak barrels (Cooper’s Select and Cooper’s Reserve). The Sherry casks are transported full from Europe to prevent the wood from drying out in order to restore the best notes to the whiskey.
Matt Hofmann, the master distiller, strives to maintain a perfect balance between the power of Sherry and the barley notes of Westland whiskey.
Multiple award-winning, this Sherry Wood edition has an aromatic profile that develops notes of red fruit, maple syrup and a malty character.
Founded in 2010, the Westland Distillery is a pioneer in the development of American Single Malt Whiskey. It is by sourcing its materials locally that it gives a new voice to single malt, that of the American terroir.
Inspired by DNA from the Pacific Northwest, Westland is a distillery exploring new horizons. It is distinguished by the use of 5 types of more or less roasted barley, 70% of which comes from Washington State, Belgian yeasts with a very aromatic contribution and a different work of wood with in particular essences of local forests with a temperate and humid climate. The distillery is thus distinguished by the use of new varieties of barley and oak, by exploring the diversity of the terroirs and by cultivating the aromatic singularity of its spirits.
Westland thus produces authentic Single Malts, which reflect the special character of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The distillation is carried out from the crystal clear waters of the region, before aging the whiskeys in different varieties of oaks. The result is an aromatic whiskey, whose original flavour offers subtle notes of fruit and cereals.
Focus on Matt Hofmann, co-founder and Master Distiller of the Westland Distillery. After studying economics at the University of Washington, he received a Masters in Scotland from Heriot Watt University. Hofmann is one of the main architects of the creation and development of exceptional whiskey in the United States. He is the founder of the American Single Malt Commission which aims to promote, protect and write the rules for American Singles Malts.