Westland American Single Malt Whisky joins the Spirits Platform’s portfolio of brands from July 2019. Based in Seattle, Washington, Westland Distillery boasts a portfolio of superior quality single malt whiskies, crafted in a distinctly American, single malt style. Matt Hoffman, Master Distiller and Co-founder, believes in creating an exceptional product that reflects the Pacific Northwest – one of the best barley growing regions in the world – with its rich, varied landscape and unique microclimate. Westland’s commitment to sustainability is inherent in its core philosophy and strategic business model, which honour land, heritage and patience. It is both avant-garde and traditional in its approach. Therefore, it is careful to maintain its vision when implementing innovative, progressive techniques.
Westland’s high provenance whiskies reflect the geographical and cultural intricacies of the Pacific Northwest territories, with malted barley being the most complex and aromatic grain used. The region is also renowned for its pristine water sources – the essence of fine whiskies. Moreover, the humid environment is ideal for the maturation process. Westland’s pioneering production operations masterfully shape the region’s raw materials by incorporating superior, natural ingredients with traditional distillation methods. Then it skilfully executes the ageing processes in modern varietals of oak. This results in a smooth, aromatic profile accompanied by a fruity, yet complex, grain-focused finished.
Westland is a highly awarded whisky and in 2015 Westland was named Whiskey of the Year by the American Distilling Institute.
In 2016 Westland was named World Craft Producer of the Year at World Whiskies Awards.
In 2018, Westland’s Master Distiller Matt Hofmann was named American Master Distiller of the Year by Icons of Whiskey.
Westland Whiskey’s available in Australia.
Westland Whiskey website.