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Wednesday 25 August 2021

Unique whisky release packs a real punch

It was an invitation too good to refuse. A whisky tasting matched with food from Hobart's hip rum bar and hangout Rude Boy. 

Whisky cocktails were on the agenda, along with a new limited-release whisky that packs a wallop like Mike Tyson in his prime.

Westward Whiskey has created a new-limited edition release especially for members of The Whisky Club. 

Westwards Whisky is a trendsetting distillery based in Portland, Oregon, that has built up a global following. 

The new drop is a collaboration between Westward’s distillers and their long-time friends, the Leal family, who founded Casa Magdalena rum distillery in Guatemala. 

The wine drop, Westward American Single Malt Rum Cask, has an ABV of 62.5% and is aged in barrels seasoned with all-natural, cane-to-glass rum. 

The Rum Cask begins with the original, award-winning Westward American Single Malt Whiskey and then is matured in new, lightly charred American oak barrels in small batches. It is then aged in barrels seasoned with Casa Magdalena Rum. 

The Whisky Club members will be the only people in Australia to taste this limited-edition bottle, celebrating the ongoing collaboration between Australia’s biggest whisky club and Westward. 

Casa Magdalena is the first new rum to emerge from Guatemala in an entire generation, and for this reason, we knew they were the perfect partner for this venture, " said lead distiller Miles Munroe. 

"To us, this limited release perfectly encapsulates the spirit of the new world whiskey movement, as we look to leverage natural ingredients and celebrate excellent flavours native to each product’s origin. 

"It's a big, weighty, tropical spirit with deep layers of caramelised sugar, spice and all things nice"

Industry veteran Bertie Cason, co-founder of The Whisky Club adds, “Westward’s limited product runs are always sell-outs amongst Whisky Club members, and we are anticipating nothing different for the Westward American Single Malt Rum Cask release. 

"Every limited-edition bottle Westward produces is rich and robust, and with the sublime rum-cask finish, it’s bound to become a collector’s item you’ll find hard to keep on the shelf.”

The Whisky Club delivers world-class, one-off whisky releases direct to members’ doorsteps. 

The leading retailer of its kind in Australia, The Whisky Club offers members premium, exclusive whisky not available anywhere else in the country, and often the world.

The Whisky Club is free to join and members can opt-out at any time. For more information or to join: visit

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