SEATTLE, February 1, 2023 – As the American Single Malt Whiskey category anxiously awaits final ratification from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Seattle’s Westland Distillery is excited to celebrate the release of the seventh edition of its award-winning Garryana American Single Malt (50%ABV, 700ml, $149.99 SRP), part of the brand’s Outpost Range collection of limited editions showcasing the provenance of the Pacific Northwest. A continuation of Westland’s exploration of Quercus garryana, the rare oak indigenous to the region, Edition 7 was finished in a combination of Washington State Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon casks. 6,900 bottles will be released globally this month for purchase at www.westlanddistillery.com/shopfront and where fine whiskeys are sold nationwide.
“Garryana Edition 7’s rich and savory Garry Oak interacts with sturdy Washington wine casks, resulting in a mix of spice and savory fruit,” “says Westland Co-Founder Matt Hofmann.
Garryana Edition 7 Tasting Notes
(50%ABV, 700ml, $149.99 SRP; 6,900 bottles released globally)
NOSE: Blackberry compote, clove, pizza crust, apple turnover.
PALATE: Molasses, charred cedar, black currant, dry apple cider.
GRAIN BILL: Washington Select Pale Malt, Munich Malt, Extra Special Malt, Pale Chocolate Malt, Brown Malt, Baird's Heavily Peated Malt
CASK TYPES: Washington State red wine (50%), Virgin Quercus Garryana (46%), 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon (4%) - finished in Washington red wine casks from Betz Family Winery, William Church Winery (now Tinte Cellars), and Love That Red winery; a combination of Washington State syrah and cabernet sauvignon varietals between the wineries.
YEAST: Belgian Brewer’s Yeast
Since 2010, Westland’s deep connection with the Pacific Northwest produced its Outpost Range, which is rooted in true provenance, exploring the unknown possibilities left to be pursued in single malt. With Garryana, Westland explores a native species of Pacific Northwest oak in single malt whiskey. In addition to expressing provenance in whiskey, Garryana is an entirely new species of oak to the world of whiskey, where only a handful of oak species over the course of hundreds of years have been used for aging.
The Outpost Range features three limited-edition expressions that are released annually —Garryana, Colere, and Solum American Single Malt Whiskies. The first edition of the highly anticipated Solum is expected to arrive in 2023.
For information about Westland, please visit www.westlanddistillery.com. High-resolution images and limited-quantity samples are available upon request.
About Westland Distillery
Founded in 2010 and acquired by Remy-Cointreau in 2017, Seattle’s Westland Distillery brings a new and uniquely American voice to the world of single malt whiskey by exploring possibilities that have been ignored for generations. Along the way, Westland has been recognized as the country’s leading producer of American Single Malt Whiskey and founded the formal establishment of the emerging American Single Malt Whiskey category by starting the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission. While the distillery uses the same basic ingredients and processes used for centuries by traditional Old World single malt producers, it does not simply seek to replicate the results of its Scottish predecessors. Instead, Westland works to create whiskeys that reflect the distinct qualities of its time, place, and culture in the Pacific Northwest. All of Westland’s expressions are distilled at the Seattle distillery from 100% malted barley and fermented with a unique Belgian Saison brewer’s yeast before maturing in one of a variety of cask types, including new American oak, ex-Bourbon, ex-Sherry, and Garry Oak, to name a few.