No, this is not this year’s Peat Week, this is Westland’s 2020 Peat Week release. Our friends, who at the time lived in Washington, bought this for us and only just recently gave it to us because… you know… Covid happened. They’ve kept this bottle nicely packaged and safe for us during a move back to the East Coast (thanks Jeff and Sara). So, the tasting of this whiskey is two years in the making. Let’s see if it was worth the wait!
Nose: smoke, ash, and tea
Palate: salt, smoke, pepper, and herbs
Finish: cinnamon and leather
Holy guacamole! Westland distillery is the only American distillery to date, in my opinion, that can make a whiskey taste like a single malt scotch. They are that good!
Waiting to taste this whiskey was worth it. There’s nothing sweet about it and I’m 100% ok with that. It’s smooth, bold and with a 60.4% abv expect for a few hairs to grow on your chest. Many whiskies with a high alcohol content tend to beat you up a bit but not this one. You feel the strength of the whiskey yet, the smoothness of this Peat Week gently glides down your throat, hugging you in every which way.
I’m very impressed and think it’s the best Peat Week I’ve had from them to date. I don’t know if there are any more of these left but if you ever see it, it’s amazing.
Note: The contents on my blog are solely my opinion. To me every palate is different! Although I may or may not like a product, I always recommend for people to try it and make up their own minds.