If you’re not sure what to buy your dad for on Father’s Day, Westward is bringing you a new concierge tool this year that will make a recommendation based on your dad’s palate.
One of the perks of being a spirits writer is that I have had the privilege of trying a ton of different whiskeys, so much so that I imagine I could pick a bottle that was strong enough for everyone I was looking for knowing. somewhat their personal preferences. .
If you are not a spirits writer; however, this task is a little more daunting.
This is my job and I still haven’t tried everything so if you are a normal drinker who buys that perfect bottle, you are often faced with buying your recipient a bottle that you like, not knowing if it is right. for them, or by following the advice of the guy at the whiskey store.
With Westward’s concierge tool, you answer a few questions about your dad and his preferences, then the tool will make a suggestion on the perfect bottle to send. Better yet, you can order it directly from Westward’s website and have it shipped to your pop, as long as they live in one of the states the distillery can ship to.
The questions are all things you probably know about Dad and range from questions about which flavor profile he would prefer (from a few options), to whether he’s going to be looking for something rare to collect or a daily driver. that he can open and enjoy. more often.
Overall, there are seven questions to answer that will lead you to a perfect bottle that you can buy on the spot.
My own journey brought me to the precise bottle I would have selected for my father without the tool: the American single Malt Stout Cask from Westward.
My father is first a beer fan and then whiskey fan, but when he buys whiskey it is to drink it neat on special occasions. It’s the perfect bottle.
These are where you are likely to see:
To the west American Single Malt
Born from the unique culture, climate and abundant resources of the Northwest, this high American original demonstrates our craftsmanship and creativity. Our distinct, rich and cheeky American single malt – the ultimate in whiskey. Created from locally malted barley, brewed with brewer’s yeast for exceptional flavor and matured to perfection in new lightly charred American oak barrels right here in Oregon, where our hot, dry summers and cool winters and damp are the perfect environment to raise a whiskey world of class.
Bottled at 45% ABV / 90 proof.
To the west American Single Malt Stout Cask
A celebration of legendary Oregon brewing culture, this whiskey comes from our long tradition of cask trading among a select group of Northwest beer producers. Since making whiskey, we’ve been swapping our freshly emptied casks with some of our brewer friends in and around the Northwest, who in turn have “seasoned” them with Stout before returning them again. Our Stout Cask Finish begins with our Westward American Single Malt, then is aged for a year in Stout casks.
Bottled at 46% ABV / 92 Proof
To the west American single malt pinot noir barrel
A tribute to the legendary wine region of Willamette Valley in Oregon, this elegant whiskey is influenced by the region’s premier grape: Pinot Noir.
This cask-finished whiskey reflects the brilliance of the valley’s iconic grape variety while letting the bold and robust notes of our whiskey shine through. Our Pinot Noir cask begins with our original Westward American Single Malt, which is then finished for up to two years in French oak barrels from a handful of award-winning producers in the region.
Bottled at 45% ABV / 90 proof
If you are looking for the perfect gift, this can definitely be a tool to help point you in the right direction. That said, all of these are pretty solid direction as well, so even if you don’t answer all of the tool’s questions correctly, you’ll likely end up with a bottle that Dad will enjoy.