Seattle's Westland Distillery Debuts Single Malt Whiskey

November 21, 2013

Seattle is rocking the craft spirits world and Westland Distillery is the latest to challenge the notion that single malts hail solely from Scotland.  

To most people, American whiskey is synonymous with bourbon, but on a recent trip to the Westland Distillery Zach Geballe of the Seattle Weekly learns just how different an American single malt is to a bourbon, and how the making of it has more similarities to winemaking.

What makes Westland's single-malt whiskies so special? Master distiller Matt Hoffmann says it's a combination of "local ingredients, American ingenuity, and Scottish techniques." Read more about Geballe's visit and what Westland is doing that's almost unheard of in Scotland. Read the full story here.