The Seattle-based American single malt whiskey maker announces the last Peat Week bottling of its kind
The Week of Reek is returning – since 2015 Westland Distillery has wowed peat-lovers nationwide with its Peat Week celebration, and 2022 is no different.
The American single malt whiskey maker is releasing the 8th annual Peat Week Festival bottling, at 54.5% ABV, which will be the last of the current series of circus-themed bottlings made from Scottish peated barley.
Once this year’s celebrations draw to a close, Westland will introduce an entirely new expression of peat with the debut of Solum American Single Malt Whiskey, which was created using peat sourced locally in Washington State.
Peat Week will continue and Solum, the final member of Westland’s Outpost Range, which celebrates Pacific Northwest provenance, will become the annual festival bottling.
“We’re so excited for the release of Solum in 2023 but also feeling a bit nostalgic this year,” says Westland’s master distiller and co-founder Matt Hofmann. “For Peat Week this year, we’ll celebrate the latest expression but also revisit favorites from the past eight years at events we’re hosting at the distillery.”
Westland Distillery’s 8th annual Peat Week events
In addition to the annual Peat Week release, Westland will host its annual week of events, featuring:
Peat Week Symposium
This year’s Symposium will look back at the Peat Week releases from years past, both the whiskey and the circus-themed Peat Week design and celebrate the 8th and final release. Tickets will include entry and a whiskey tasting flight from Westland’s Peat Week archives. Attendees will have first dibs on this year’s Festival whiskey before its public debut. More information here.
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm PST
Peat Week Cocktail Class
Westland’s in-house Beverage Curator will provide tips and tricks for how to create peated alchemy at home. Tickets will include entry and four cocktails with recipe and pairing bites. Attendees will have their first dibs on this year’s Peat Week festival whiskey before its public debut. More information here.
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm PST
For information about Westland and to purchase these distillery-exclusive expressions, please visit www.westlanddistillery.com. High-resolution images and limited-quantity samples are available upon request.