My parents are visiting from Oregon, and they brought me this bottle of Westwar Oregon Small Batch Single Malt Whiskey from House Spirits Distillery as a Father's Day present. As far as I know, I can't get this stuff here. I have to start off by saying that the price is VERY prohibitive. It's $50 for a 375ml bottle. Not only that, it's only a 2 year old whiskey. So, I was skeptical, but nonetheless intrigued, as it's essentially an American version of Scotch, having a strictly barley mash bill, except aged in new barrels. Plus it was free, so I'm happy to partake and enjoy!
I've only had one pour so far, immediately after opening. For such a young whiskey, it has a lot of color and flavor. It even reminded me of some more well-aged Scotches (the first comparison to come to mine was Dalwhinnie 15yr). The oak flavor stands out, but does not overpower in the least. It lacks the sweetness that may come with aging in sherry or port casks, but had a bold nuttiness to it that still made it very enjoyable. Overall I was very impressed considering how young it is, and look forward to later pours after the bottle's been open for a bit.