Westland Distillery adopts the same basic raw materials and processes used for generations in the whiskey-making of the old world, without seeking to replicate the results. Instead, they work to create whiskies that reflect the distinct qualities of time, place and culture in the Pacific Northwest.
For centuries, single malt whiskey has been considered solely the domain of Scotland. But relative newcomers to the industry are proving that great single malt can be made outside the borders of Scotland. From Japan to India, Taiwan to New Zealand, regions from all over the world are expanding the notion of what single malt can be by making whiskies that express the character of their unique terroir. Westland is doing just that in America—producing single malts that honour tradition but offer something new and worthwhile at the same time. Here, where bourbon has been king for generations, Westland is leading an entirely new category of single malt whiskey, one that is distinctly American.
The three expressions in core range of Westland American Single Malt Whiskeys each exhibit the fundamental intention of their house style: a balanced, barley-forward whiskey that honours tradition but also moves it forward in a new way. Westland core expressions are all made from 100% malted barley, fermented with a unique Belgian Saison brewer’s yeast and matured in a variety of cask types—leading to new and distinctly American flavour profiles. From that starting point, each expression offers a variation of a house style that departs from expected conventions of single malt whiskey in their own way.