Westland "Garryana" Limited Edition Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Westland's Garryana is bottled at 56.2% cask strength and it is insanely delicious. Regardless of whether you care about Westland's philosophy, its homegrown story, its sense of style, the sleek and modern design, or the intensity of flavor imparted by a species of oak native to the Pacific Northwest, we think every whiskey fan should grab a bottle of the Garryana simply because it's wonderful. It's a symphony of malt, vanilla, oak, and spice (four classic components of any great dram) that succeeds simply because it's well made. There's nothing gimmicky or contrived about the flavors. It's not some weird, science project whiskey that you'll only drink every once and a while when you're in the mood. It's a great bottle of booze, pure and simple; the kind of thing you'll have to force yourself to stop drinking when you're seriously jonesing for seconds and thirds. The finish, however, is where you really comprehend the power of the Garryana oak. It's a roasted, dusty, and sweetly-scented oak profile mingling ever so happily with the subtle peat smoke. The whiskey is as much of a testament to distiller Matt Hofmann's clever blending as it is to the oak. The shape of the whisky is remarkable; the way the sweetness tickles the tip of your tongue on the entry before moving through to the spice and power of the oak. It's a must-have whiskey. Grab one while you can!