When I was still in Seattle back in 2014, I heard about this new American Whiskey that was being distilled in my neighborhood and I couldn’t wait to taste it. Of course, it was delicious and I have used Westland Single Malt Whiskey in numerous cocktails in the years since. When I was in Seattle last month I dropped into the Dexter Collective and noticed they had Westland on the back bar and just had to try a classic Manhattan with it.
With American Single Malts looking to be the next big thing in whiskey, not just nationally, but globally, it’s great to see a Seattle distillery leading the way. Westland set themselves apart with their signature barley bill, that combines five different malts together and is then aged in new American oak. They also now produce a sherry cask finish, which is one of my favorite whiskey finishing techniques, which would also be amazing in a classic Manhattan. Obviously, most of you aren’t able to just step into the Dexter Collective to get yourself a Manhattan, so click THIS LINK to check out a retailer close to you.
- 2 ounces Westland American Single Malt Whiskey
- 1 ounce sweet vermouth
- 2 dashes aromatic bitters
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass with ice
- Stir to chill and combine ingredients
- Strain into your cocktail glass
- Garnish & Enjoy!