Westward – a single malt reimagined in the American Northwest – has created a limited-edition Pinot Noir Cask Finish exclusively for Australia’s biggest whisky community, The Whisky Club. Following an outstanding response to 2019’s exclusive release Westward and The Whisky Club are excited to present: The Single Barrel Selection of Westward Whiskey Pinot Noir Finish at Cask Strength.
Westward Whiskey’s Head Distiller Miles Munroe chose four of the most exceptional single barrels to produce a bigger and bolder version of the 2019 small-batch release. With an ABV of 62.5, this whiskey is bottled straight from the barrel, reflecting the robust flavours built in every step of Westward’s long, slow process.
The Single Barrel Selection of Westward Whiskey Pinot Noir Finish at Cask Strength is made from scratch at their Portland distillery using Pacific Northwest two-row barley, brewed with American pale ale yeast for outstanding flavour, double pot distilled for exceptional character, and matured in 2-char, kiln-dried 53-gallon lightly charred new American oak barrels. Once fully matured, the batch is finished for 19 months in French Oak wine casks that had previously held Pinot Noir from Dominio IV Wines.
Created in partnership with Dominio IV Wines, a renowned family-grown producer from the Willamette Valley – Oregon’s esteemed winemaking region – the Single Barrel Selection of Westward Whiskey Pinot Noir Finish at Cask Strength is bound to sell out to The Whisky Club members who will be the only people in the world able to taste these four single barrel expressions.
The Whisky Club members will be the only people in the world able to taste these four single barrel expressions, a robust product that is the delicious next step up in the ongoing collaboration between Australia’s biggest whisky club and the legends of American Single Malt.
Miles Munroe, Head Distiller at Westward Whiskey says, “Today, we celebrate the culmination of a collaborative single barrel project that has been several years in the making, one that expresses the uncompromising spirit of the American Northwest and represents Westward’s meticulous devotion to our process, culture, climate, and ingredients.”
Bertie Cason, Co-founder of The Whisky Club adds, “The launch of the Westward Pinot Noir in 2019 was one of our most successful of the year, and we can’t wait to kick off 2021 with a bang with this world-exclusive limited edition Single Barrel Selection of Westward Whiskey Pinot Noir Finish at Cask Strength. Every limited-edition bottle Westward produces is innovative, rich and robust, and this one is no different, so I can guarantee the flavours aren’t like anything you’ve ever tasted before.”
Westward is a whiskey of the elements, born from the culture, climate, and abundant resources of the American Northwest. Oregon’s legendary winemakers – and in particular, the producers Westward partners with – share those very same sentiments. In fact, no one respects the provenance of the region more than the Head Winemaker and Co-Owner of Dominio IV Patrick Reuter. Westward Whiskey Founder & Master Distiller Christian Krogstad met Patrick many years ago, sparking a friendship that later produced several wine & spirits collaborations, and together the brands have created a Pinot-finished offering that is truly robust and bold.