Westland Peated American Single Malt Whiskey (750ml)
Wine & Spirits
Seattle’s Westland Distillery may be the country’s foremost producer of American single-malt whiskey, especially considering its most recent releases. The Peated blends a heavily peated spirit with a mash of fruity, grainy Washington-grown pale malt to give a whiskey with the smoky snarl of peat that’s elegantly tucked into a smooth, harmonious drink. (JM)
The peated version of Westland’s Seattle-born single malt is modestly smoky on the nose but more intensely smoky on the palate, underpinned by vanilla and caramel. (KN)
By distilling a highly-peated single malt whisky and marrying that with an entirely unpeated single malt whiskey, Seattle's Westland Distillery has created something magically delicious, more akin to Talisker or Springbank, rather than Ardbeg or Lagavulin. The smoke and phenolic elements are definitely present, but never detract from the soft, oily fruit and the inherent creaminess of the spirit, which are definitely the stars of the show. Imagine everything you love about Longrow or Bunnahabhain, but in a different package and distilled in the Pacific Northwest, and that's the Westland Peated in a nutshell. A major accomplishment for North American distilling.