Westward launches stout cask whiskey in Australia


Westward has proudly announced the Australian launch of its Oregon Stout Cask Whiskey.

This new tipple is rich and robust with notes of roasted grain, stone fruit, toasted pecan and milk chocolate, with  a bold, dry finish. In fact, the Westward Whiskey Stout Cask received a Gold Medal at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

This single malt is meticulously crafted like all Westward whiskey but finished in Stout casks. Westward Whiskey Oregon Stout Cask is inspired by Oregon’s leading brewing culture, and grew out of their longstanding cask-trading tradition among a select group of beer producers in the Northwest.

Westward pursues perfection through its philosophy of Minimalist Distilling, a crucial difference in an industry driven by the principle of mass efficiency, by going to great lengths to bring out the flavor of its grain and other natural ingredients.

Westward Oregon Stout Cask begins by brewing a delicious American pale ale, from scratch, using locally malted barley, ale yeast, and a slow, low temperature fermentation.

The fresh beer is then distilled twice in custom pot stills designed to create a bold, robust spirit before entering lightly toasted American Oak barrels barrel at a relatively low proof. The whiskey is aged to taste in the Portland, where the region’s hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters are the ideal environment to raise a world class single malt whiskey. Finally, select Westward barrels are further finished for up to one year in fresh stout casks to create Westward Oregon Stout Cask.

“The abundance of the Northwest yields the best raw materials and attracts the best craftspeople, and Westward brings together the power of both in one of the most iconic beer-producing regions in the world; Westward American Single Malt Oregon Stout Cask is our tribute to just that,” says Westward Whisky CEO Thomas Mooney.

“Given our team’s passion for brewing and our close relationships with our Northwest brewing partners, it was a natural progression to create a Stout Cask Finish, which adds a discernible hint of chocolate that perfectly accentuates the signature toasted malty notes of our prized flagship American Single Malt.”

Imported and distributed by Think Spirits in Australia, Westward Whiskey Stout Cask is now available at https://www.vintagecellars.com.au/spirits/westward-whiskey-stout-cask-700ml


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Name: Justin ‘hop tart’ Felix
Beer experience: Super welterweight
Style preference: IPA and pale ales
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