Distinguished American whiskey brand, Westward, is proud to announce an Australian launch of their new Oregon Stout Cask.

This new tipple is rich and robust with notes of roasted grain, stone fruit, toasted pecan, milk chocolate and a bold, dry finish. In fact, the Westward whiskey Oregon Stout Cask received a Gold Medal at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

This famed liquid gold is inspired by Oregon’s leading brewing culture and grew out of their longstanding cask-trading tradition that’s used amongst a select group of beer producers in the Northwest of the country.

“The abundance of the Northwest yields the best raw materials and attracts the best craftspeople, and Westward brings together the power of both in one of the most iconic beer-producing regions,” said Thomas Mooney, Founder and CEO of Westward whiskey.

The Westward Oregon Stout Cask begins by brewing a delicious American pale ale from scratch, using locally malted barley and ale yeast, within a slow, low-temperature fermentation.

The fresh beer is then distilled twice in custom pot stills designed to create a bold, robust spirit before entering lightly toasted American oak barrels with a relatively low proof. Once barrelled, the whiskey is aged to taste in Portland, where the region’s summers are hot and dry and the winters are cool and wet – the ideal environment to raise a world-class single malt whiskey. Finally, select Westward barrels are further aged for up to one year in fresh stout casks to create the rich Oregon Stout Cask taste.

“Given our team’s passion for brewing and our close relationships with our Northwest brewing partners,” Thomas Mooney said, “it was a natural progression to create a Stout Cask finish, which adds a discernible hint of chocolate that perfectly accentuates the signature toasted malty notes of our prized flagship American Single Malt.”

The Westward Oregon Stout Cask is imported and distributed by Think Spirits in Australia. You can purchase this unique drop at Vintage Cellars for $139.99.

For more information, visit the Westward website.

Want to keep up to date in the world of whisky? The Glen Grant recently launched a new Single Malt Scotch whisky. Or, if you’re after something home-grown, Melbourne-based Starward have a new Ginger Beer Cask Single Malt whisky.