Westward Whiskey Milestone Is a Luxurious Solera-Aged Whiskey from Oregon

Westward Whiskey bought it begin in 2004, when American craft whiskey was nonetheless in its nascent phases. Since then, the Portland, Oregon-based model has helped to push ahead the American single malt class with its flagship expression, in addition to a handful of cask-finished expressions influenced by pinot noir, stout beer, and rum. The most recent addition to the portfolio is Westward Whiskey Milestone, the distiller’s first luxurious launch, which is crafted from a 21-barrel solera system that features a few of Westward’s oldest whiskeys.

Solera growing old includes a fractional mixing course of, through which the completed product is a combination of ages, with the latest launch containing older and older shares over time. On this case, the Westward crew will draw off a small fraction of the whiskey annually, changing it with one thing distinctive from the barrel home, and reserving the drawn-off spirit for the subsequent iteration.

“Pulling from the archives, we’ve got built-in a few of our oldest whiskeys with a choice of stunning wine and wooden finishes, each from our residence close to Willamette Valley and from coveted winemaking areas all over the world,” says Grasp Blender Miles Munroe.

In keeping with the model, this primary Milestone launch has aromas of candied citrus, heather honey, toasted almonds, and toffee. The palate brings flavors of raisin and plum, mild butterscotch, cinnamon spice, and walnuts, and all of it finishes with brown sugar, baking spices, wealthy dried fruit, and lingering vanilla.

Every customized bottle of Westward Whiskey Milestone is individually numbered and is accompanied by a present field impressed by the corporate’s Northwest heritage. Bins additionally include a printed invitation to hitch the Milestone Society, which is open solely to bottle holders. Members obtain extra data on the making of Milestone, plus notifications about future restricted Westward releases and entry to occasions throughout the nation. 

Westward Whiskey Milestone is bottled at 43% ABV (86 proof) and priced at $249.95. It’s out there now and solely bought at westwardwhiskey.com.

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