Thursday, August 16, 2018

Westland and Bruichladdich Tasting

Westland and Bruichladdich Tasting
Open House

7435 Forsyth Blvd, Clayton, MO. 

Short notice tasting
This Thursday -- August 16th 3-5pm

Cherish VARLEY
Title: Whisky Ambassador
Cherish Varley is Remy-Cointreau’s newest brand ambassador, representing Westland and Bruichladdich. Cherish has been in love with these brands from when she first discovered them, having been the whiskey librarian at Untitled Supper club in downtown Chicago for two years. Most recently she is working with whiskey clubs as well as bartenders in helping their education of what single malt can be. She is proud to be presenting today in her home state of Missouri, even though she is a Chicago resident. Cherish firmly believes that the quality of sprits come from the people who make it, their passion for their product, and the quality of people who enjoy it (responsibly).

Taste all of these...
  • Bruichladdich Port Charlotte
  • Bruichladdich Islay 6yr
  • Bruichladdich Laddie 
  • Westland American Sherry
  • Westland Peated Malt Whisky
  • Westland American Oak

Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley...$49.99
Head Distiller Adam Hannett has individually selected casks to showcase the classic, floral and elegant Bruichladdich house style. Made from 100% Scottish barley, trickle distilled, then matured for its entire life by the shores of Loch Indaal in premium American oak, it is a testament to the quality of our ingredients.

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Scottish Barley Heavily Peated ..$55.99
Peated to a heavyweight 40ppm, port charlotte scottish barley is a cuvee crafted from casks hand-picked by master distiller jim mcewan. It showcases the supreme elegance of this remarkable single malt - a union of the classic floral elegance of bruichladdich and heavy peat.
This whisky is testament to our belief that raw ingredients matter. Trickle distilled from 100% scottish barley the spirit gently matures in the lochside village of port charlotte before being bottled here at the distillery using islay spring water.

Bruichladdich Islay Barley Rockside Farm...$59.99
Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch

Westland American Oak...$69.99
Opened in 2010, Westland Distillery evokes the traditions of Scottish whisky produced with ingredients exclusively from the Pacific Northwest.
With a base of pale barley malt grown in Washington State, Westland American Single Malt Whiskey is produced from a grain bill comprised of five different roasted and kilned malts. Inspired by the craft-brewing culture of the region, specialty malts are then added to impart notes of chocolate, nuts, cookies, pastries, mocha, caramel and raisins. A Belgian brewer’s yeast further enhances flavor development – creating fruity esters during fermentation. Finally, the whiskey is matured in the finest new American oak casks to round out the flavor profile with hints of vanilla, caramel and coconut. “Every whiskey at Westland Distillery is underscored by our house style – a sweetness and ease on the palate accompanied by a fruity and complex but ultimately grain-focused finish worthy of its place in this new world,” says Matt Hoffman, master distiller at Westland, which produces 1,500 casks of the American Single Malt Whiskey annually.

Westland American Sherry....$69.99
Soft pancakes with maple syrup leads on the nose, closely followed by oatmeal raisin cookies and a selection of stewed yellow and green fruits. The palate adds some grapefruit to the pancake breakfast while the oatmeal raisin cookies begin to share the plate with some gingersnap cookies. With time in the glass, dried mango and star fruit emerge with a touch of kiwi to round things off.

Westland Peated Malt Whisky...$65.99
This peated whiskey is a bottling of two separate New Make spirits brought together after maturation. The first is made from a mash of peated malt, among the smokiest found in the new world. The second, from a mash of 100% Washington grown pale malt. When combined we create a single malt whiskey that encompasses a wide spectrum of peaty and smoky flavors without overwhelming the palate. The peat character is sturdy enough to satisfy the cravings of those looking for a solid dose of smoke, while the pale malt contributes grainy and fruity notes that unify the whiskey. Westland’s Peated Malt is filled into a variety of oak, including 1st-fill ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks, encouraging a controlled and even maturation. The result is a multi-dimensional yet balanced peated single malt whiskey. FLAVOR PROFILE NOTES The nose starts off with crunchy peanut butter, smoldering campfire and honey on a biscuit. The smoke from the campfire leaps out on the initial palate along with pistachio, almond and oloroso sherry. With time, the campfire transitions into smoldering earth and leather on the nose. Over the course of the tasting, the palate moves into dark, earthy herbs and spices. Peat iodine, anise, bing cherry and peanut butter remain on the finish.

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