American SIngle Malt Whiskey Commission guidelines and the Westward way

American Single Malt Whiskey Commission: Made from 100% malted barley.


Westward Way: Two row barley grown and malted in the Northwest.

American Single Malt Whiskey Commission: Distilled entirely at one distillery.

Westward Way: Every drop comes from our distillery in Portland, Oregon.

American Single Malt Whiskey Commission: Mashed, distilled and matured in the U.S.


Westward Way: Mashed, distilled and matured in the heart of the American Northwest.

American Single Malt Whiskey Commission: Matured in oak casks (less than 700L).

Westward Way: Our barrels are new, lightly charred 53-gallon American Oak.

American Single Malt Whiskey Commission: Distilled to no more than 160 proof.


Westward Way: Distilled to approximately 142 proof.

American Single Malt Whiskey Commission: Bottled at 80 proof or more.

Westward Way: Bottled at 90 proof/45% ABV.

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