Just 60 bottles of Westward’s limited edition American Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask Finish are arriving on Australian shores.
The elegant expression of Westward Whiskey is influenced by Oregon’s premier varietal: Pinot Noir.
Created in partnership with Suzor Wines, a producer in the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s revered winemaking region, this small batch release is bound to be a collector’s item.
Westward Oregon Pinot Noir Cask Finish is made from scratch at our 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 new American oak barrels. Once fully matured, we finished this batch of whiskey for 19 months in French Oak wine casks that had previously held Pinot Noir from Suzor Wines.
“We are a whiskey of the elements, born from the culture, climate, and abundant resources of the American Northwest,” Westward explained.
“Oregon’s legendary winemakers – and in particular, the producers we are lucky enough to partner with – share those very same sentiments, and no one embraces this notion more deeply than winemakers Greg and Melissa at Suzor Wines. Like Westward, Suzor strives to create wines that reflect the vivacity and authenticity of the vineyards they source from. Together, we’ve worked to create a Pinot-finished offering that expresses their winemaking talent but still allows the bold, robust notes of our whiskey to shine.”
The product will be available from The Oak Barrel Sydney and Cambridge Cellars Melbourne.