We speak often of innovation and how rapidly our industry is growing to meet demands and solve a deficit of local, quality raw ingredients.
One of our favorite embodiments of this spirit is the story of Washington's @westlandwhiskey and their search for a way to malt locally harvested peat in order to craft American whiskey with a true sense of place. @skagitvalleymalting answered that challenging call, and together they are innovating a way to pelletize the peat allowing for more control of the smoking process through uniform size, shape, and moisture content. While Westland is still a few years away from the first bottling of a wholly place based Whiskey, we are can't wait to taste the result of sticking to one's original intention despite a lack of precedence.
Click the profile link to read the full story and then wait patiently with us for those first bottles.