American single malt whiskey with Westward co-founder Thomas Mooney
Mention American whiskey to someone and they will likely think you are talking about bourbon and rye. But there's a new category of American whiskey that is on the rise, that of American single malt. Located in Portland, Oregon, Westward whiskey is the largest craft distiller on America's West Coast. In 2018 it received a minority investment from Distill Ventures, the same accelerator fund that has a stake in Australia's own Starward Whisky, as featured in season one of this podcast. In this episode, I speak with Westward CEO and co-founder Thomas Mooney about the company's journey to date taking American single malt whisky to the world.