Native Oak Series 2019 Edition 4/1
Westland’s Native Oak Series continues its exploration of a completely new variety of oak for the whiskey industry – the very rare Quercus garryana. With the release of Garryana Edition 4|1, Westland again reveals more about how this unique Pacific Northwest oak contributes to the flavour profile of single malt whiskey.
While this year’s release of Garryana includes some casks traditionally used in whiskey-making, such as first-fill ex-rye and bourbon casks, the spotlight is squarely on the marriage of Garry oak and Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks.
For the fourth instalment of Garryana, Master Distiller Matt Hofmann and Blender Shane Armstrong wanted to explore whether these two rich and assertive flavours could live together in a single whiskey.
COOPERAGE: Ex-Rye (29%), Ex-Bourbon (29%), Garry Oak (19%), PX Hogshead (16%), Refill Garry Oak (7%)
NOSE: Custard, blackberry syrup, dulce de leche, slightly savoury.
PALATE: Dried blueberries, fudgesicle, fresh oak, grilled plum.
700ml | 50% ABV | Washington, USA.