This truly elegant expression of Westward Whiskey, influenced by Oregon’s premier varietal: Pinot Noir has dropped in Oz. It won’t last long though, with only 60 bottles hitting our shores.
Created in partnership with Suzor Wines, a coveted producer in the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s revered winemaking region, this small batch release is bound to be a collector’s item.
Westward Oregon Pinot Noir Cask Finish is made from scratch at Westward’s Portland distillery using Pacific Northwest two-row barley, brewed with American pale ale yeast for outstanding flavour, double pot distilled for exceptional character, and matured in 2-char, kiln dried 53-gallon new American oak barrels. Once fully matured, we finished this batch of whiskey for 19 months in French Oak wine casks that had previously held Pinot Noir from Suzor Wines.
Westward is whiskey of the elements, born from the culture, climate, and abundant resources of the American Northwest. Oregon’s legendary winemakers – and in particular, the producers the distillers are lucky enough to partner with – share those very same sentiments, and no one embraces this notion more deeply than winemakers Greg & Melissa at Suzor Wines.
Like Westward, Suzor strives to create wines that reflect the vivacity and authenticity of the vineyards they source from. Together, the two have worked to create a Pinot-finished offering that expresses their winemaking talent but still allows the bold, robust notes of our whiskey to shine.
In Australia this product will be available from The Oak Barrel Sydney and Cambridge Cellars Melbourne.
Mash bill: 100% Barley
New American Oak: March 2, 2016
Suzor Cask: August 31, 2018
Age: 4 years, 2 months (19 months in Suzor Cask)
Batch size: 2 French Oak barrels
Proof: 90 (45% ABV)