If you're a whiskey lover (or know someone who is!), get your fancy tumbler and whiskey ball ready coz 60 bottles of Westward's limited edition American Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask Finish are due to arrive on Aussie shores. Inspired by and celebrating the environment of the Pacific Northwest region of America, Westward Whisky definitely a frontrunner when it comes to distilling. This exclusive release features a combination of single malt whiskey and pinot noir wine - so if you're a wine lover but haven't ventured down the whiskey path yet, this might be the perfect avenue.
Westward American Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask Finish is made from scratch in their Portland distillery - so this limited edition bottle has travelled all the way from the USA. Once the malt is fully matured, it's aged for 19 months in French Oak wine casks, which once held pinot noir from Suzor Wines - their partner in this limited edition creation. Suzor Wines is a legendary producer in the Willamette Valley, Oregon's highly regarded winemaking region (how we wish we could visit...!). With such high regard for authenticity, the partnership lends itself to an elegant expression of a bold and robust whiskey - perfect to enjoy with your fave antipasto platter.
Indulge the senses in aromatic plum, apricot, and rich chocolate ganache. The palate will sing from golden delicious apple, plantain and nutmeg. Finally, finish on a high with rich raisin, dark orchard fruit, and sweet malt.
You can find this limited edition release at The Oak Barrel Sydney and Cambridge Cellars Melbourne. This small batch release is destined to be a collector's item - the perfect gift for a house warming, engagement, or that special someone (or yourself)!
WORDS | Sheena Quick
IMAGERY | Westward Whiskey