Scotland is the reigning and undisputed heavyweight single malt champion of the world. The country has been making the style of whisky for centuries and up until recently hasn’t faced much competition.
But over the past decade, a number of worthy opponents from around the globe have created single malt whiskies of their own that are now going head-to-head with Scotch in bars and liquor stores.
A real contender is American Single Malt with distilleries like the highly acclaimed Westland out of Seattle helping to lead the way. The category has garnered a robust following and has enormous potential. But can this upstart whiskey compete with Scotch? And will it overtake homegrown rivals bourbon and rye to become the next big thing in whiskey?
Find out on Thursday, December 10, at 7 PM EST, when five whiskey experts debate the future of single malt. The free event will feature Half Full Editor Noah Rothbaum, Half Full Senior Drinks Columnist David Wondrich, Westland Whiskey’s Co-Founder Matt Hofmann, acclaimed whiskey writer and Half Full columnist Becky Paskin, and pioneering Edinburgh bartender Iain McPherson.
During the Single Malt Battle Royale, the panelists will be drinking the 5th edition of Westland’s Garryana Single Malt Whiskey. Pick up a bottle of Westland American Single Malt to pour next to your favorite Scotch and join the debate.