NO ONE OWNS SINGLE MALT
For centuries Scotland set the standards in single malt whiskey. But today there is a sea change underway. New voices have emerged to challenge the sanctity of tradition in single malt. At Westland we believe that the merits of a single malt should not be determined by where it sits on a map but instead be judged by the integrity of its intention and the excellence of its execution. We believe that all fine single malts should be equally considered as valid points in the global conversation that defines them.
Since 2010, Westland has been the flag bearer of America’s contribution to that conversation. Ten years in, do we measure up? The pundits give us high marks, but has Westland, and America, truly earned a seat at the table? It is not for us to claim; it is for you to decide.
It is time for the Judgement of Westland.
THE MEASURE OF A MALT
The Judgement of Westland will be settled through a series of blind tasting events featuring four acclaimed single malts from four different regions. The blind tastings will kick off at The Whisky Show where whiskey lovers and connoisseurs will make their voices heard. The average score of each whiskey will be tabulated in real-time below so check back often for the latest updates as whiskey fans from across the globe weigh in through January 2022.
THE CURATION PROCESS
THE CURATION PROCESS
To select the whiskeys for the blind tasting and design the scoring system, we called on renowned whiskey experts Dave Broom and Sam Simmons to serve as impartial independent curators. Learn more about Dave and Sam, their process, and tips for expertly nosing and tasting single malt.
HOW IT WORKS
Join us for a blind whiskey tasting of 4 curated whiskies at The Whisky Show to make your judgement.
- Held on Friday: 5pm, 6pm and 7pm
- Held on Saturday & Sunday: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
- 20 people per session
Tickets are £5 – and are redeemable against a bottle of Westland Whiskey at The Whisky Show shop.
All ticket holders will be entered into a prize draw to win a bottle of Westland SINGLE CASK - #2632 (not available outside Washington state, 2 winners will be randomly selected).