An Elevated Whiskey Experience


You are invited to take a step beyond the expected to discover firsthand the fine art and craftsmanship of whiskey-making from the leading voice in American Single Malt. Westward Whiskey Club members enjoy exclusive access to rare whiskey releases curated by our distillers, learn more about whiskey-making techniques at club-only events led by our team of experts, and find a home among a community of whiskey enthusiasts who appreciate and celebrate American whiskey innovation.

Westward Whiskey Club Benefits

  • Access to four Whiskey Club-exclusive quarterly whiskey releases
  • Access to additional, optional Club-exclusive whiskey releases throughout the year
  • An invitation to Westward Whiskey release pickup parties
  • First access to purchase tickets to Westward Whiskey events
  • Annual complimentary Westward Whiskey distillery tour experience
  • Exclusive access to Library offerings
  • Exclusive access to Custom Whiskey Blending Sessions
  • Save 15% on Westward Whiskey merchandise
  • Access to partner offers and discounts
  • A personalized customer service experience
Membership is free and flexible. Choose from two membership options, customize your quarterly selection, and pay only for the whiskey purchased. Each quarter, Explorer Club members pay approximately $90 and Cask Club members pay approximately $270.

Explorer Club

Bottle

Members receive:

  • One bottle of whiskey in each of the four releases per year
  • Access to Westward Whiskey release pickup parties
  • First access to purchase tickets to Westward Whiskey events
  • Up to one additional guest for a complimentary Westward Experience once per year
  • Exclusive access to Vault Tastings with one additional guest
  • Exclusive access to Custom Whiskey Blending Sessions

Cask Club

Bottles

Members receive:

  • Three bottles of whiskey in each of the four releases per year
  • Access to Westward Whiskey release pickup parties
  • First access to purchase tickets to Westward Whiskey events
  • Up to three additional guests for a complimentary Westward Experience once per year
  • Exclusive access to Westward’s annual Cask Club event
  • Exclusive access to Vault Tastings with three additional guests
  • Exclusive access to Custom Whiskey Blending Sessions

Membership to the Westward Whiskey Club makes a great gift.

A Word from Our Club Members

"An amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in getting an appreciation for the science and art that goes into the whiskey. I enjoyed hearing about the passion and dedication not to mention the experimentation that goes into creating the whiskey."
Michael O.

member since 11/2019

"The Westward Whiskey Club is an amazing experience. Not only is the whiskey outstanding, but they are always providing surprise perks along with the club benefits, whether it be local chocolate or artisan tea that compliments the club release. The events - whether in-person or virtual - are informative, welcoming and inclusive, and Lauren and the rest of the Westward team have made me feel like part of the extended family. If you like great American made single malt made by great people, you have to join the Westward Whiskey Club!"
Mike G.


member since 08/2019

"I am delighted to be a member of the Westward Explorers Club. I particularly appreciate the unique collaborations with local artisans and producers. The release parties are inventive and interactive and the wine dinner at Nostrana was exceptional. The tasting notes that accompany each release are informative and provide inspiration to expand my cocktail recipe collection. My latest creation is the Westward Malted Apple. I am already looking forward to the next release!"
Shae B.


member since 06/2019

Our Latest Special Release Whiskey

WESTWARD AMERICAN SINGLE MALT BELGIAN ARDENNES


A whiskey that reflects our passion for creativity and our roots in craft brewing, Westward American Single Malt Belgian Ardennes was created from an Ardennes Farmhouse yeast from our friends at Culmination Brewing. This popular yeast — named for the Belgian Ardennes Forest and used in classic Saison, Farmhouse, and Trappist ales — was chosen for its banana, clove and black pepper notes as the perfect complement to Westward’s signature dried fruit and baking spice flavors.

Previous Special Release Whiskey

WESTWARD AMERICAN SINGLE MALT OREGON TEMPRANILLO CASK

This exclusive release draws inspiration from both Oregon’s winemaking and brewing traditions. Like each of our small batch exclusive releases, it’s bound to be a collector’s item. Westward American Single Malt Oregon Tempranillo Cask is made from scratch at our Portland distillery using Pacific Northwest two-row barley, brewed with American pale ale yeast for outstanding flavor, double pot distilled for exceptional character, and matured in 2-char, kiln dried 53-gallon new American oak barrels. Once fully matured, we finish our whiskey for eight months in a puncheon that previously held Tempranillo wine from Dominio IV, a leading biodynamic winemaker from the Willamette Valley.

Previous Special Release Whiskey

WESTWARD AMERICAN SINGLE MALT “KEN FORKISH SOURDOUGH” WHISKEY

This unexpected and delicious expression of Westward whiskey is a collaboration with James Beard Award-winning baker Ken Forkish, and it’s certainly our most creative release to date. Westward American Single Malt “Ken Forkish Sourdough” whiskey is made from scratch using Northwest two-row malted barley and Forkish’s sourdough levain, a blend of wild and local yeast. Head Distiller Miles Munroe propagated the starter with 30 gallons of whiskey wash for one week before fermenting for 13 days – by far our longest and most challenging ferment to date – then pot distilled twice. Notably, Miles cites this batch as the most flavorful, fruity new make we’ve ever produced. This whiskey then matured in 2-char, kiln dried 53-gallon new American oak barrels for just over three years.

Previous Special Release Whiskey

WESTWARD AMERICAN SINGLE MALT PINOT NOIR CASK FINISH

Westward is a whiskey of the elements, born from the culture, climate, and abundant resources of the American Northwest. Oregon’s legendary winemakers – and in particular, the producers Westward is lucky enough to partner with – share those very same sentiments, and no one embraces this notion more deeply than winemakers Greg & Melissa McLellan at Suzor Wines. Like Westward, Suzor strives to create wines that reflect the vivacity and authenticity of the vineyards they source from. Together with the team at Flaviar, we have worked to create a Pinot-finished blend that expresses the winemaking talent of the Willamette Valley but still allows the bold, robust notes of Westward’s whiskey to shine.

Previous Special Release Whiskey

WESTWARD AMERICAN SINGLE MALT PHAEDRUS IPA CASK

This whiskey-soaked celebration of the Northwest’s legendary brewing culture is inspired by our passion for both brewing and distilling and celebrates our cask-trading tradition with the Pacific Northwest’s most prized breweries. Since we began making whiskey more than a decade ago, we have proudly traded our freshly-emptied Westward barrels with a select group of beer producers in the Northwest, who in turn have used them to age Stouts, Porters, and IPAs before passing them back over to our distilling team for innovative and distinct whiskey-finishing projects. Many of their Westward soaked offerings have become cult favorites among beer aficionados, and Culmination’s Phaedrus IPA is a shiny example of that tradition in practice. Fittingly named for Phaedrus, an ancient Athenian aristocrat embodying fecundity, this IPA is created from five flavorful types of hops.

Previous Special Release Whiskey

WESTWARD AMERICAN TWO MALTS WHISKEY

The second official selection for our whiskey club pays homage to one of America’s revered whiskey grains: rye. Utilizing a small, bold selection of malted rye along with two-row, pale-malted barley (the backbone of all our whiskey offerings), you’ll enjoy a spirit that blends Westward’s signature flavor profile – balanced and bold, with just the right amount of spice and sweetness – with an added warmth, making it unlike any other whiskey. American Two Malts was created by brewing a delicious American pale ale, from scratch, using American Ale Yeast 001. The beer was then distilled twice in our custom pot stills to create a bold, robust spirit. It was aged in two #2 char and two #3 char 53-gallon, new American Oak barrels, then married in a neutral oak cask for one week before bottling.

A club for whiskey enthusiasts, offering unparalleled member exclusive events and experiences as well as rare expressions of our award-winning Single Malt Whiskeys.