In anticipation of the TTB’s ratification of American single malt whiskey categorisation, Westland has announced this continued expansion of its Outpost Range
Westland Distillery has unveiled the eighth edition of its Garryana American Single Malt as part of the continued expansion of its Outpost Range, which celebrated the central ingredients that comprise single malt whiskey: barley, peat and oak.
Released annually, the Garryana expressions showcase the provenance of the Pacific Northwest through the use of Quercus garryana, a rare oak indigenous to the region. 7,380 bottles of the newest Garryana will be released globally, and available at fine whiskey retailers nationwide and at www.westlanddistillery.com/shopfront beginning in November.
Exploration is at the heart of all that Westland produces; the eighth edition of Garryana American Single Malt is no exception. Garryana Edition 8 builds on its seven predecessors- incorporating all that has been learned along the way. The sturdy and savory notes of Garry oak expand to a rich berry character with the addition of a Pedro Ximénez (PX) finishing cask in the final bottling.
“Garryana 8 plays on a theme established in editions four and six,” says Shane Armstrong, master blender at Westland Distillery. “Each edition is iterative and exploratory – a valley between retrospection and progression. PX sherry casks recur in this release, all full maturation 500-litre butts for 6-8 years, adding an atypical floral backdrop to a vatting defined by Garry Oak spice.”
Westland’s Outpost Range of American Single Malt Whiskeys features three limited-edition expressions that are released annually – Garryana, Colere, and Solum. As a pioneer of the category and a founding member of the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission, Westland has pushed for the final ratification of the category from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), which is expected to be announced this fall.
Garryana Edition 8 is bottled at 50% ABV, at $149.99 SRP per 700ml bottle.