The definition of the American Single Malt Whiskey Commission: Made from 100% malted barley. Distilled in a distillery. Macerated, distilled and matured in the USA. Matured in oak barrels (smaller than 700 l). Distilled to no more than 160 proof/80 vol %. Bottled at 80 proof/40 vol. % or more. Westward Whiskey's answer and interpretation: Take two-row barley grown and malted in the Northwest. Every drop comes from the distillery in Portland, Oregon. Malt, distilled and matured in the heart of the American Northwest. Matured in new American, lightly charred, 53-gallon oak casks. Distilled to approximately 142 proof/71% by volume. Bottled at 90 proof/45 vol.%. The American Single Malt rests for 3 years and is blended into small batches using "mingling" with no more than 10-20 casks. Neither chill-filtered nor coloured.Tasting notes:Colour: Amber. Nose: Fruity, vanilla, caramel. Taste: Creamy vanilla, fruit, sweet malt, notes of baking aromas, dark chocolate. Finish: Long lasting, leather. Best enjoyed neat, on ice or old fashioned.