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Unveiling the Elusive Essence of Westward Whiskey's Single Barrel Selection Oloroso Sherry Cask #22-4 at The Whisky Show.

In the heart of Portland, Oregon, where creativity flows as freely as the rivers that crisscross the city, Westward Whiskey quietly crafted its latest masterpiece. Miles Munroe, the enigmatic head distiller, is more artist than alchemist, blending passion and precision in every drop of Westward's Single Barrel Selection Oloroso Sherry Cask # 22-4.

Unlike the hurried pace of mass production, Westward embraces patience.

Each bottle tells a story of locally sourced barley, carefully brewed into an American Ale base that forms the canvas for their whisky artistry. The decision to age this creation in Oloroso Sherry casks was no whim; it was a nod to tradition and a quest for complexity.

Clocking in at 55% ABV, this limited-edition release isn't just whisky; it's a dialogue between cultures. Spanish casks, seasoned with history and the sun-soaked essence of Jerez, meet Oregon's cool, misty air in a dance of flavours.

The result?

A mélange of candied cherries with notes of berry and almond, hints of cantaloupe, and whispers of dark chocolate, all wrapped in the warmth of nutmeg and floral sweetness.

But this isn't just about the liquid; it's about the journey.

The collaboration with The Whisky List, the tasting panel of which has unanimously chosen the barrel, adds an element of exclusivity, but more importantly, it brings together whisky lovers from across the globe. This isn't about numbers; it's about shared experiences, moments of discovery over a dram of something truly special.

The elusive essence of the Single Barrel Selection Oloroso Sherry Cask # 22-4 will unveil its mysteries solely at the upcoming gathering of whisky connoisseurs—the enchanting realms of The Whisky Show on 18 May in Sydney.


Words by AW.

Photo courtesy of Westward Distillery.


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