About Us

For nearly two decades, we have brought something new, different, and relevant to whiskey, and we are proud to serve as a leading voice for American Single Malt.

Our Process

At Westward, there are no shortcuts, and therein lies the beauty. We pursue perfection by creating flavor in every step of our long, slow process.


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


Distillation.
We distill twice in custom low-reflux pot stills that we designed to create a robust spirit, and transform our fresh, flavorful Ale into whiskey.


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


Mingling.
We mingle our barrels in small batches to achieve Westward’s signature flavor profile – balanced and bold.

Our Latest Founder's Club Exclusive Release

WESTWARD AMERICAN TWO MALTS x FORT GEORGE BREWERY CAVATICA STOUT

Thinking outside the barrel yet again, we proudly partnered with Ft. George Brewery from Astoria, Oregon to reimagine their famous Cavatica Stout as a Westward whiskey. This stout is renowned for being a deep, dark and delicious “strapping American Double Stout.”

Previous Special Release Whiskey

WESTWARD AMERICAN TWO MALTS CHOCOLATE RYE

This latest exclusive Club release is all about perfect pairings: whiskey and chocolate; brewing and distilling; barley and rye. Over the years we have found several ways to reimagine whiskey through the lens of brewing collaboration, but the American Two Malts Chocolate Rye is something entirely new. Just 2.5% of chocolate roasted rye added to our grain bill is enough to strike a balance of flavor and complexity that complements the true character of Westward. Slowly savor to appreciate the balanced, earthy spice notes alongside those of juicy fruit.

Previous Special Release Whiskey

WESTWARD AMERICAN SINGLE MALT X DOBBES FAMILY ESTATE PINOT NOIR ROSE

A whiskey ripe for celebration, this special selection pays homage to the collaborative culture of the Northwest, the incredible winemaking talent found nearby in the Willamette Valley, and our ongoing commitment to experimentation. Finished in seasoned Tequila casks that previously held Dobbes Family Estate’s Untethered Rosé of Pinot Noir Dessert Wine, this fruity and festive whiskey perfectly complements Westward’s bold, robust flavors and the careful and creative finesse of our whiskey making talent.

Previous Special Release Whiskey

WESTWARD AMERICAN SINGLE MALT TEMPRANILLO CASK

In 2019, we released our first Tempranillo cask-finished whiskey -- the first ever American Single Malt to experiment with this finish -- to rave reviews. We knew we were onto something great, so we returned that very same Tempranillo puncheon to our warehouse to age a second batch for nearly three times as long. What can we say, the spirit of experimentation is in our blood.

This whiskey pays homage to the collaborative culture of the Northwest while highlighting the provenance of both the incredible wine and whiskey producers who have earned the region such renown. We are fortunate to call on our close-knit community of Oregon winemakers, who have forged a new path in the traditional wine world with their trailblazing grape choices, and there is no better example of this than Tempranillo.

What is American Single Malt?

The Highest Expression of American Whiskey

Serving Suggestions

Westward is best enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a classic cocktail, like the Old Fashioned.