Westward’s new look and exclusive new taste
Updated: Aug 6
Westward Whisky is back with a new look and a limited release whisky the brand is heralding as ‘first to world’.
The award-winning brand introduces Westward Whisky Single Malt Rum Cask. This exclusive drop is the result of a beautiful collaboration between Westward’s distillers and long-time friends, the Leal family, who founded Casa Magdalena rum in Guatemala. The first limited release available in Westward’s elevated new packaging, Westward American Single Malt Rum Cask has an ABV of 62.5% and is aged in barrels seasoned with all-natural, cane-to-glass rum.
This partnership was born out of a shared ethos for a commitment to craftsmanship and desire to celebrate local ingredients. As with Westward Whiskey’s unwavering pursuit of perfection by creating flavour in every step of the process, Casa Magdalena is also unique among Guatemalan rums, produced using “Miel A” molasses instead of sugar cane syrup, which is the highest quality and most flavourful grade of molasses. In the same style as Westward Whiskey, Casa Magdalena Rum’s fermentation temperature is lower, and the process is slower than most other rums. This longer, cooler fermenting allows time for the development of complex flavours, perfectly accentuating Westward’s trademark smooth, yet brazen flavour.
The Rum Cask begins with the original, award-winning Westward American Single Malt Whiskey and then is matured in new, lightly charred American oak barrels in small batches to achieve their signature balance and boldness. It is then aged in barrels seasoned with Casa Magdalena Rum, distilled in Escuintla, Guatemala and bottled at the Westward distillery in Portland, Oregon.
What’s it taste like? We’re glad you asked! Westward American Single Malt Rum Cask is bold and robust, with clover honey and butterscotch notes. On the palate it gives herbal, fruity flavours including peach and coconut. To finish, you get the delicious rum-molasses taste with tangerine highlights.
Westward American Single Malt Rum Cask is offered exclusively to The Whisky Club as an uncut whiskey, and is bound to sell out amongst enthusiasts, after recently being awarded Gold Medal at the 2021 San Francisco Spirits Competition, America’s most prestigious awards judging. The Whisky Club members will be the only people in Australia to taste this limited-edition bottle, celebrating the ongoing collaboration between Australia’s biggest whisky club and the legends of American Single Malt.
Westward American Single Malt Rum Cask AUD 135. Available now exclusively from The Whisky Club.