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Westward Oregon Malt Whiskey Single Barrel Tasting notes and reviews

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Westward Oregon Malt Whiskey Single Barrel

Brand
Westward Oregon Malt Whiskey
Expression
Single Barrel
Type
American Whiskey ~ Single Malt
Age
3 years old
Abv
45.00%
Vintage
2012
Produced at
House Spirits Distillery
Region
Oregon
Website
www.westwardwhiskey.com
Availability
USA

Chris Goodrum

84
Nose
Soft toffee, sweet coffee and corn mingle with herbal marc-like notes, indicating a young spirit. Good complexity with pecan and sweet orange blossom honey.
Palate
Honeyed with light corn and toffee but rather intrusive alcohol. The toffee on the middle displays a burnt quality and some herbal marc notes. Pleasantly full, not as sweet as the palate.
Finish
Good length with lingering corn, and honey. Lovely, peppery spice bite with returning herbal honey.
Comment
Young but plenty of character. The alcohol is a touch aggressive but it does balance the sweetness.

Joel Harrison

90
Nose
Wow, this is a juicy nose. It's like smashing a packet of jolly ranchers into a still and coming out with this.
Palate
A very nice balance of the sweetness from the nose with some oak spice and cinnamon apple doughnuts.
Finish
The theme of Jolly Ranchers is back, but with a hint more nutmeg.
Comment
A surprisingly complex and flavoursome whiskey, with good balance, the nose alone puts a smile on my face. A fun whiskey!
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