Westland Distillery to Hold 8th Annual Peat Week Starting Jan. 25

Seattle-based Westland Distillery announced its 8th annual Peat Week Festival, highlighted by a special single malt whiskey release, along with a pair of corresponding events.

This release will be the last of the current series of circus-themed bottlings made from Scottish peated barley. On Jan. 28, Westland will introduce an entirely new expression of peat with the long-awaited debut of Solum American Single Malt Whiskey, created using peat sourced locally in Washington State.

Peat Week will continue and Solum — the final member of Westland’s Outpost Range, which celebrates Pacific Northwest provenance — will become the annual festival bottling.

The release is preceded by two Peat Week events: a symposium and a cocktail class.

This year’s Symposium, set for Jan. 25, 6-8 p.m., will look back at the Peat Week releases from years past, both the whiskey and the circus-themed Peat Week design and celebrate the 8th and final release of the circus-themed celebration of peat. Tickets will include entry and a whiskey tasting flight from Westland’s Peat Week archives. More information here.

On Jan. 27, 6-8 p.m., Westland’s in-house beverage curator will provide tips and tricks for how to create peated alchemy at home. Tickets will include entry and four cocktails with recipe and pairing bites. More information here.

Solum is made with Baird’s Heavily Peated Malt using Belgian Saison Brewer’s Yeast, then aged in a New American Oak Cooper’s Reserve for 86 months. It is then bottled at 109 proof and sold for an SRP of $99.99. Just 221 bottles are available this year. The official release date is Jan. 28, but ticket holders to the Symposium and Cocktail Class will have a chance to purchase prior to the public release.

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