Country: USA
Region: Washington
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 56.2%
Score: 92 points

Westland Garryana Single Malt. Image courtesy Westland Distillery. This whiskey gets its name from Quercus garryana, the Latin name for Garry Oak found in the Pacific Northwest, though the actual oak is only used to mature 21% of the final whiskey with the rest in a combination of new and used American White Oak (Quercus alba). That’s enough to have a major impact on the whiskey, though, with a very aromatic nose full of apricot jam, oak, vanilla, and honey. The taste has apricot jam, clove, white pepper, vanilla, and honey notes with a touch of oak in the background. The finish is long with a good spiciness, oak, and once again…apricot jam. A very unique single malt! (August, 2016)