Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 50%
Score: 92 points

Westward 100 Proof Pinot Noir Single Cask. Photo ©2018, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.This annual Oregon-only release from Portland’s House Spirits was finished for 14 months in a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir cask.

The nose is fruity with red grapes, a hint of plums, and a nice maltiness. The taste has a good balance of spices and fruity notes with touches of baking spices, fresh berries, barley sugar, red grapes, and plums. The finish is long with lingering spices and hints of fruit in the background. Water accentuates the fruity notes on the palate and the spices on the finish. (August, 2018)