Master distiller, Matt Hofmann; distillery manager, Scott; and the rest of the team at Westland Distillery are doing an AMA over in r/worldwhisky. Westward Distillery is helping build the American Single Malt category and was named Icons of Whisky...
" We’re Westland Distillery, an American Single Malt Whiskey distillery located in Seattle, WA. We’ve been in production since June 2011, and we’ve had the good fortune to be able to focus on the one thing we’re passionate about: helping to establish the American Single Malt category as a national and international mainstay. We mash and distill three different grain bills at our distillery in Seattle, and mature in an extensive cask program in Hoquiam, on the Washington coast. These whiskeys go on to create our three core expressions: Flagship, Peated, and Sherry Wood American Single Malt whiskey.
Right now we’re available in something like 30 states across the country, and were recently named Icons of Whisky’s Craft producer of the year. (http://www.iconsofwhisky.com/2016/america/) I’m the distillery manager, Scott. I’ve been working at Westland since February of 2012 and I’m going to answer every question you have for us, along with help from Matt, our master distiller; Shane, our QA manager; Tyler, our head stillman; and Ellie, our mashwoman.
I’ll try to answer some questions live, but I have to run down to our bottling line today. I will add pictures of my day as it goes on.
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