The first peated expression of our house style has been long anticipated. Our long, patient wait has been rewarded with this limited special release of just 700 bottles. It serves as a prelude to Westland's Peated Malt Whiskey, which will soon become a mainstay in the distillery’s regular lineup of American Single Malt Whiskies. First Peated began its life as a mash of two separate malts before maturing in charred new American oak. The first was a heavily peated barley malt, among the smokiest found in the new world. The second was our signature Washington Select pale malt. These malts come together here to produce an exceptionally balanced and flavorful peated malt whiskey. One we're proud to offer as our first.
FLAVOR PROFILE NOTES
The initial nose on this whiskey comprises a unique spectrum of flavor notes. Pomegranate and iodine. Moss and sage. Tar and tangerine. All of these aromas fuse together to give us a profile that is greater than the sum of its parts.
The palate reveals chocolate mousse, smoldering peat, leather, warm cinnamon muffin and grapefruit.
Extended time brings out aromas of damp earth, shortbread and chocolate fondue poured over cantaloupe. The palate sees more peat bliss now accompanied by the aroma of a campfire and sea spray with Rainier cherries and chocolate covered espresso beans on the finish.