This cask exchange journey actually started with our friends at Holy Mountain Brewing Co. when they filled fresh port casks with their American Strong Beer and aged it with Brettanomyces yeast for over a year. After emptied, we then took those casks to Westland to be filled with 3-year-old single malt made from our 5-malt barley bill. The new pairing matured for nearly another three years before being blended and bottled for this release. The grain and cask notes intermingle effortlessly, showcasing all the various components in a unique beer cask-finished single malt.
What is the Cask Exchange?
Westland’s Cask Exchange is a series of single malt whiskey bottlings driven by demand for casks by Washington brewers. Instead of selling these casks to local breweries, we loan casks to like-minded brewers from our region. We offer no requirement for what type of beer fills these casks—only for them to be returned after use. Beer finishes are far from novel, but this program isn't about being unique, it's about forging meaningful partnerships and making something together that couldn't have existed before.
Nose: Café con leche, waffle cone, cola, almond
Palate: Bran muffin, pecan, mulled wine
RELEASE No: 0142
RELEASE DATE: December 2020
TOTAL BOTTLED: 1065
MATURATION LENGTH: 73 Months
Washington Select Pale Malt
Extra Special Malt
Pale Chocolate Malt
4 New American Oak Casks (38 months)
Finished in American Strong Beer Casks that previously held Port (35 months)
Belgian Saison Brewer’s Yeast
Nutritional Information: (Average representation value per 10g/per 25ml serving) Alcohol (g) 10/9. Calories (Kcal) 69/63. Fat (g) 0/0. Saturated Fat (g) 0/0. Carbohydrates (g) 0/0. Of which Sugar 0/0. Proteins 0/0