Westland’s Sherry Wood is a new world approach to an old world idea. For decades, the use of ex-sherry casks for whiskey maturation has been a favored technique in Scotland and beyond. In marrying the decadence of sherry with our unique grain-forward house style we create something altogether new. Like the grain we source, we hold our sherry casks to high standards of quality. These casks held some of the world’s finest Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry for nearly a century and in the skilled hands of Rafael Cabello and his team at Tonelería del Sur in Montilla, Spain they have been given new life and purpose. Our long-standing partnership with his family-owned cooperage now provides us with one of the largest supplies of sherry casks in America.
Double Gold/Best Craft Whiskey, 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Double Gold/Best Singe Malt, 2015 American Distilling Institute
90 Points/Gold Medal, 2015 Beverage Tasting Institute
95 Points/Top 100 Spirits, 2105 Wine Enthusiast
98 Points, Distiller App
The nose offers an immediate richness, with honey-dipped oatmeal raisin cookies. Maple syrup follows close behind, drizzled over banana pancakes. The palate initially offers some kiwi with more maple and raisin syrup notes. Extended tastings offer a dazzling array of sweet cookies and pastries, getting darker and richer with time before eventually ceding the palate to stewed yellow fruits on the finish.
Washington Select Pale Malt
Extra Special Malt
Pale Chocolate Malt
Ex-Oloroso Hogsheads and Butts
Ex Pedro Ximénez Hogsheads and Butts
Cooper's Select New American Oak
Cooper's Reserve New American Oak
Belgian Brewer's Yeast