Reserved exclusively for visitors to the distillery in Seattle, Washington, this series of single cask releases features a rotation of casks hand-chosen by our blender, production team and various tastemakers.
Each bottle is hand-filled at cask strength on-site then corked, numbered and labeled individually.
Victoria Wright (aka @veekster) is a lifestyle and travel photographer, and single malt whiskey lover, based right here in the PNW. This spring she had the opportunity to make a trek out to Hoquiam, WA with our team and a couple of close friends. We tasted through the casks and talked about the journey Westland has been on to this point while sharing a meal in a cozy cabin on the Washington coast. The evening wrapped with a blind tasting of the casks from earlier that day. The selection was unanimous and now we bring you cask #2542 as a result.
Selected byVictoria WrightLifestyle and Travel Photographer
Often finishing barrels will take center stage, overshadowing the original cask and grain notes. Not so in this case. While the mass of Pedro Ximenez flavors are immovable, the presence of new oak roots the moment; a sweet reduction balanced by fresh oak bitterness. In addition to the exceptional flavor, it is of note that this cask is the oldest Westland release to-date.
NOSE: raisin sauce, ancho chile, cherry syrup, maple candy
PALATE: oatmeal raisin cookie, black pepper, blackberry, mouth coating
Release Number: 113
Release Date: November 2018
Total Bottled: TBD
Minimum Maturation Time: 72 Months
Washington Select Pale Malt
Extra Special Malt
Pale Chocolate Malt
Coopers Reserve New American Oak (27 months)
Pedro Ximénez Hogshead (45 months)
Belgian Saison Brewer’s Yeast
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