Country: USA
Region: Washington
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 46%
Score: 87 points

Westland Deacon Seat Single Malt Whiskey. Image courtesy Westland Whiskey. This limited-edition single malt was the first release from Westland Whisky in Seattle, and was matured for 24 months.

The nose has notes of orange marmalade, vanilla, fresh berries, and hints of ginger and clove add balance. The taste is soft and creamy at first with a touch of creme brûlée, followed by mild clove and cinnamon spices, red apples, and a touch of orange peel. The finish lingers nicely with notes of orange peel, black cherries, ginger, and a hint of clove. A few drops of water help accentuate the spiciness. (January, 2014)