Westland Peated Single Malt 70cl 46°
An original and peaty version of Single Malt whiskey from the North West American Westland distillery. Unlike most 100% peated malt which displays a character of raw and thick smoke, Westland wanted to innovate by working assemblies of peated and unpeated malts for a balanced result with class and finesse.
Produced from 5 types of barley (Washington Select Pale Malt, Munich Malt, Extra Special Malt, Pale-Chocolate Malt and Brown Malt), this edition has all the singular style of Westland whiskeys. The Single Malt has benefited from a minimum aging of 3 years in new American oak barrels (Cooper’s Select and Cooper’s Reserve) and in 1st filling Bourbon barrels.
Unfiltered cold, Westland Peated Single Malt has a toughness between 20 and 25 ppm and an aromatic profile reminiscent of the campfire, with almonds and notes of orange zest.
*PPM - phenols parts per million, measuring the influence of the oily smoke peat infusing the germinated barley during the drying process. The longer the exposure, the highest the ppm value is. A well peated Islay whisky reaches a 40-50 ppm. But every whisky still develops its very own character and mouthfeel sensation, depending on the style of each distillery.
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.