Westward Oregon Straight Malt WhiskeyHouse Spirits Distillery launched Westward Oregon Straight Malt Whiskey, which is an original malt whiskey that was inspired by the Irish tradition but crafted in an American style. Every hand-numbered bottle begins with a wash of 100 percent locally sourced Northwest two-row barley, which is then fermented with Scottish and American ale yeasts and double pot distilled for character and depth, the company says. The spirit matures in full-size, two-char new American oak barrels for at least two years, allowing the weather in Oregon to contribute to its rich, smooth flavor, it adds. A 375-ml bottle has a suggested retail price of $49.99.

House Spirits Distillery, Portland, Ore.
Telephone: 503/235-3174
Internet: www.housespirits.com
Distribution: Select markets