117° West Spirits Single Malt Whiskey (750 ml)
Here at 117° West Spirits we produce high quality west coast-inspired craft spirits that reflect the innovative nature and laid back mentality of our native state - California. With nearly two decades of homebrewing experience and a doctorate in chemistry from UC San Diego, our head distiller Justin McCabe has chosen to weave these two passions together to reinterpret traditional spirit recipe
117° West California Single Malt was influenced by a red ale. It uses pale malt, Munich malt, and caramel malt—the wort has a reddish color as a result. The finished spirit is a beautiful gold-bronze color that displays an intriguing woody complexity on the nose reminiscent of Northern California forests followed by subtle notes of dried fruit, fresh bread and allspice on the palette.
This native California spirit is born and raised in our home state. The barley is grown using sustainable practices in Northern California and floor-malted in Alameda, CA by Admiral Maltings. Once distilled, it is aged for just under a year in small charred American oak barrels.