Distilleries Using Local Ingredients to Bring Out Homegrown Flavor
Distilleries Using Local Ingredients to Bring Out Homegrown Flavor
American single malt whiskey possesses a more pioneering spirit and is distinguished more by the style of whiskey than any particular geography.
The fourth in Westland's Native Oak Series, Garryana 4|1 once again features whiskey aged in Quercus garryana (Garry oak), an oak native to the Pacific Northwest.
Don’t let a looming 25% (or more) price hike get you down, not when there are plenty of distilleries turning out delicious single malts right here in the U.S.
Esquire rounds up 50 legitimately cool gifts to get your boyfriend this year.
How This Pacific Northwest Distiller Is Making a New American Whiskey From the Ground Up
The Best Bottle in Each of the 50 States
The Whisky Professor answers one of the most hotly debated questions in our industry.
Prepare for the deluge. American single malt whiskey has gone from curiosity to near-ubiquity in the past decade.
The nose is sweet, like an early morning in spring when the kids are staying at their grandparents’ house.
It’s no longer enough for American craft distillers to simply make ‘good’ whiskey. With so much competition, distillers are challenging the conventions of tradition...
The 5 Best American Single Malt Whiskeys to Drink Right Now
Sherry is dying a slow death in front of our eyes. It’s now hard to believe that it was once a staple in bars and cocktail recipes, but in fact the Sherry Cobbler was truly a sensation in the 1800s.
Terroir runs deeper than just roots. The interplay between soil and society—the cultural terroir—is what makes the West’s food and wine scene so distinctive and rewarding.
Washington's Westland Distillery leads our newly updated list of the country's top offerings.
American Single Malt is about exploration. And when it comes to that exploration, Westland Distillery of Seattle, Washington is a foundational driver of excellence in the category.
Why Matt Hoffman is Bullish on Aging Whiskey in Garry Oak.
Review and tasting notes for Reverie fig.1 from the Distiller website.
Review and tasting notes for Reverie fig.1 from the WhiskCast podcast.
Master distillers and blenders have come a long way, creating nuanced and complex all-American spirits. And it’ll keep on getting better. Here are five stellar made-in-the-USA whiskeys worth collecting.
Westland Distillery wants to do more than produce an excellent single-malt whiskey; it wants to produce a whiskey that provides a true taste of the Pacific Northwest.
A creative and delightful review of Garryana 3|1 from the Malt Imposter.
Bourbon lovers take note: Westland Distillery’s newest Garryana release may be the bottle that moves you into American single malts.
The future of the Garry oak tree is on the rocks. But a Seattle distillery has a neat plan to save it—with oak aging barrels.
The master distiller and co-founder of Westland distillery in Seattle, US is focused on producing an authentically local single malt whiskey from the Pacific Northwest.
Whisky Magazine announced the 2018 winners of its Icons of Whisky America awards at a drinks reception in New York on 27 February 2018. Our very own Matt Hofmann was awarded Master Distiller / Blender of the Year.
Still in its infancy, this new category of Whiskey has tapped into America’s deep-rooted spirit of innovation and experimentation, with distilleries across the U.S. heeding its call in skyrocketing numbers. Surprise, surprise.
When most people think of single malt, they imagine a glass of Scotch. Yet hundreds of distillers in the US are working hard to define their own style – in liquid and law – and it’s distinctly different from Scotch, and Bourbon.
"Women are responsible for a great many things: Solar power. Computers. Whiskey. You probably didn’t see that last one coming, but it’s true. Women have always been part of whiskey’s history."
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"Seattle's Westland Distillery has made a name for itself by focusing on creating spirits that are a representation of it's Pacific Northwest roots."
Although American single malt whiskeys use Scotch single malt whisky regulations as a guide, don’t expect them to taste like scotch.
We had been sitting in the terminal, frantically trying to find alternative ways to get to Seattle as the ferry had docked with mechanical problems. It wasn’t looking good.
New frontier for craft U.S. whiskey may be underfoot in Olympic Peninsula bog.
8 of the best American Single Malt Whiskies: When you hear the term “single malt whiskey,” you likely think of Scotch whisky. But American distillers are taking up the single malt mantle as well.
Why - and How - Barley Matters in Whisky: “How boring would it be if all wine were Merlot?”
"Wow. This nose is sultry and tangy like Katherine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn’s love child. There’s a pretty waxy note, like that on a letter sealed with wax and opened with great trepidation with an antique brass paper knife."
How Westland Distillery is creating a new thirst for American single malt whiskies.
Single malt whisky distillers around the world need to establish their own ‘true’ identity rather than copy the example set by Scotch, the master distiller of Seattle’s Westland distillery has said.
Westland Distillery sets high standards for American Whiskey - Interview with Master Distiller Matt Hofmann
Well-known American single malt maker Westland out of Seattle, Washington, has toyed with Garry oak in some single cask releases, and now looks to be going deeper with the release of a dedicated bottling.
"To better understand just how committed Westland is to creating a better tasting single malt they invited me to accompany them north of Seattle to the Skagit Valley, a fertile farmland known mostly for its tulips."
The burgeoning, brave new world of whiskey that's now being explored is the domain of the American single malt. Jake Emen unpacks the emerging American single malt category and introduces 12 distilleries making an impact today.
For one driven distiller, the ancient peat bogs of the Northwest are the sludgy secret to a locavore single malt. Liz Crain visits Westland Distillery and a local Washington peat bog.
Fred Minnick pays Westland a visit to learn (and write) about how we've harvested local peat to bring the first truly American peated malt to the world of whiskey.
Westland's Co-Founder and Master Distiller is recognized as one of 30 tastemakers under 30 redefining food and drink In 2016.
A thoughtful and engaging review of not only Westland's Sherry Wood American Single Malt Whiskey, but topic of malt whiskey fanaticism itself.
David Driscoll dubs Westland, whiskey's "New Hope" in a galaxy not so far away.
Are you drinking the result of sexual confusion? Megy Karydes asks this provocative question when tasting Westland's American Single Malt Whiskey.
An expose on Westland's partnership with other like-minded entrepreneurs and our collective pursuit to help redefine agriculture in America.
An early review of Westland's American Single Malt Whiskey from none other than the cool folks at Cool Hunting.
AJ Rathbun sits down with Westland Master Distiller Matt Hofmann to ask some tough questions and share a few drams.
Washington is again on the forefront, helping to leading the new category of American Single Malt Whiskey.
Our good friends offer a thoughtful and unique review of our whiskey and help us set the stage for the emergence of the American Single Malt Whiskey category.
A rundown of the best whiskies from the Pacific Northwest, headlined by Westland Distillery.
Tobias Carroll's look into the rise of West Coast Whiskey in America.
Renowned whiskey connoisseur Mark Gillespie profiles Westland Distillery and American Single Malt Whiskey...
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