A Legacy that Spans Two Decades

In twenty years, we have learned what it takes to make captivating whiskey. Inspired by the natural beauty, pioneering spirit, and culinary prowess of the American Northwest, our award-winning expressions are distinctly crafted to build peak flavor. Our passionate teams pushes the boundaries of whiskey, making us who we are today:



From the blue of the Columbia River Gorge to the majesty of Mount Hood, honoring our home is at the heart of all we do.

We draw inspiration from the beauty and bounty of the American Northwest, one of the most fertile barley-growing regions in the world and the ideal environment to raise a world-class whiskey.


The Northwest has long attracted hardworking visionaries who are driven to build something better.

Our team of creators includes former brewers, winemakers, and Michelin-trained chefs who have more than 50 years of collective distilling experience. Their passions and knowledge combine to push the boundaries of traditional whiskey-making.


There are no shortcuts in our deliberate process—and therein lies the beauty.

We bring together the best of three traditions in a way that has never been done before.

  • Brewed Like a Craft Ale

    We begin by brewing an artisanal American Ale from scratch using locally malted barely, ale yeast and a low temperature fermentation.


    We distill twice in custom low-reflux pot stills designed to create a robust spirit, transforming our fresh, flavorful ale into whiskey.


    We mature to perfection in new, heavily toasted and lightly charred American Oak barrels selected to accentuate the bold characteristics of our whiskey.

To best showcase the full spectrum of our complex earthy, fruity and spicy flavors, we mingle our barrels in small batches to achieve Westward’s signature flavor profile—balanced and bold.