Award-winning whiskies to celebrate World Whiskey Day

WESTWARD LAUNCHES A NEW EXPRESSION – WESTWARD AMERICAN SINGLE MALT BELGIAN ARDENNES – JUST IN TIME FOR WORLD WHISKEY DAY

Westward Whiskey – a Single Malt reimagined and an elevated American whiskey – is proud to launch the Westward American Single Malt Belgian Ardennes to local whiskey and beer enthusiasts just in time for World Whiskey Day on May 21.

This is a distinct whiskey that pays homage to the brewers-turned-distillers at Westward, their knowledge, and signature approach to whiskey-making: innovative yet focused on flavour and unparalleled quality.

The Westward American Single Malt Belgian Ardennes is created from an Ardennes Farmhouse yeast from award-winning Oregon Brewery at Culmination Brewing. This popular yeast is used in classic Saison, Farmhouse, and Trappist ales, and was specifically chosen for its banana, clove and black pepper notes as the perfect complement to Westward’s signature dried fruit and baking spice flavours.

The combination of these notes, as well as the core elements of the Westward American Single Malt – rich, locally malted barley and the use of newly charred American Oak barrels matured to perfection in Oregon – makes this a skillfully finessed whiskey that toasts to Westward’s passion for creativity and innovation.

Westward American Single Malt Belgian Ardennes reflects pepper, cherry strudel, and banana aromas. Flavours include waffle-cone, sour cherry, honeysuckle, with a hay, fresh cream and caramel finish. Available from Hairy Dog for $185.

If you’re after some other suggestions of whiskies to celebrate World Whiskey Day, look no further, as Westward has a wide range of some of the highest rated American single malts in the world.

WESTWARD® AMERICAN SINGLE MALT WHISKEY


Born of the unique culture, climate and abundant resources of the Northwest, this elevated American original demonstrates Westward’s craftsmanship and creativity. This distinct, rich, and brazen drop is robust and full of flavour, created from locally malted barley and brewed with ale yeast. It is then matured to perfection in new, lightly charred American Oak barrels in Oregon, where their hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters are the ideal environment to raise a world class whiskey.

TASTING NOTES
Westward American Single Malt whiskey awards an elegantly robust and fruity aroma, with creamy vanilla and brown sugar notes. Entry to the palate shows baking spice, lush fruit, and sweet malt. The finish begins with tobacco, dark chocolate, and leather with a lingering oak sweetness that gives way to stone fruit.
ABV: 90 proof (45% ABV)
RRP: $130 for 700ml
AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE: https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_16506/westward-american-single-malt-whiskey-700ml?

WESTWARD AMERICAN SINGLE MALT CASK STRENGTH


The core American Single Malt: unfettered, upstanding and uncut. Westward American Single Malt Cask Strength is pulled from the barrel and bottled at barrel strength. Every barrel selected shows off our rich malted barley, the flavourful beer created in house and the newly charred American Oak barrels matured in Oregon.

TASTING NOTES
Westward American Single Malt Whiskey Cask Strength reflects toasted almond, graham cracker, and black pepper aromas. Flavours include sesame, tobacco leaf and cacao, with a honeyed, deep fiery malt finish.
ABV: 62.5% ABV / 125 proof
RRP: $170 for 700ml
AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE: https://www.cambridgecellars.com.au/product/westward-american-single-malt-cask-strength-700ml-pre-sale/


WESTWARD® OREGON STOUT CASK WHISKEY


A celebration of Oregon’s legendary brewing culture, this whiskey grew out of Westward’s longstanding cask-trading tradition among a select group of beer producers in the
Northwest. Like its predecessor, this single malt is meticulously crafted using the same distilling and fermenting process, however, is then aged to finish in Stout beer casks, giving it a bold, dry finish.

TASTING NOTES
Westward Oregon Stout Cask whiskey is rich and robust, with notes of roasted grain, stone fruit, toasted pecan, milk chocolate, and a bold, dry finish.
ABV: 92 PROOF (46% ABV)

RRP: $140 FOR 700ML
AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE: https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_103218/westward-stout-cask-single-malt-whiskey-700ml

WESTWARD® PINOT NOIR CASK FINISH

Brand new to the Australian market, this expression also just won Double Gold at the 2021 San Francisco Spirits Awards. A truly elegant final expression within Westward’s core range, the Pinot Noir Cask is made from scratch in the Westward Whiskey Distillery in Portland as a tribute to Oregon’s legendary Willamette Valley wine country. This cask-finished whiskey reflects the vibrance of the Valley’s signature grape, Pinot Noir, while allowing the bold, robust notes of the whiskey to shine through. The Pinot Noir Cask begins with our original Westward American Single Malt, which is then finished for up to two years in French Oak wine casks from a handful of award-winning producers in the region.

TASTING NOTES
Westward Pinot Noir Cask Finish boasts a sweet and fruity aroma, followed by a deep rich and nutty malt taste with hints of hazelnut, plum and vanilla.
ABV: 90 PROOF (45% ABV)
AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE: https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_ER_1000005437_WW70T/westward-american-single-malt-pinot-noir-cask

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