Westward Whiskey Launches Cask Strength, An Uncut American Single Malt

| October 11, 2021

Westward Whiskey out of Oregon recently introduced the unfettered, barrel strength version of its original American Single Malt, Westward Cask Strength.

This is the brand’s fourth permanent expression, and consumers across the country can now experience Westward straight from the cask alongside Westward American Single Malt, Westward American Single Malt Stout Cask and Westward American Single Malt Pinot Noir Cask. 

The Westward Cask Strength has won a double gold award at the San Francisco Spirits Competition. It was created from what’s described as the region’s rich, locally malted barley and in-house ale yeast and matured in newly charred American Oak barrels in Oregon.

Westward Cask Strength

Westward Cask Strength (image via Westward Whiskey)

“We’re thrilled to be expanding our flagship portfolio of whiskeys as we continually reimagine what single malts can be,” said Thomas Mooney, Founder and CEO, Westward Whiskey, in a prepared statement. “We first introduced Cask Strength at the demand of our Oregon fans, and over the years, many of our visitors have reached out to ask how they can enjoy this whiskey at home. Today, we are excited to share it with both distillery visitors and whiskey enthusiasts across the country.” 

The distillery said the Westward American Single Malt Whiskey Cask Strength has official tasting notes of toasted almond, graham cracker and black pepper aromas. Flavors include sesame, tobacco leaf and cacao with a honeyed, deep fiery malt finish.

The whiskey is available for sale now, bottled at 62.5% ABV (125 proof) and priced at around $100 per 750 ml bottle. It can be purchased directly through the distillery.

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Hannah Kanik

Hannah Kanik is a freelance writer from California. Two years ago, she found herself drinking Scottish whisky atop Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and found her love for whisky and its storytelling side-effects.