Oh good. What do you like? Peat? Sherry cask? What is your budget?I saw it yesterday and forgot to buy it. Was not terribly expensive - but it’s Westland American Oak. Westlake American Oak, oddly enough, is a line of bedroom furniture and is considerably more expensive.
The timeline has shifted.
Stew Leonard's used to ALWAYS have Blantons in stock. But to be honest I haven't checked in months. I'll look out for it next weeki put my name on the Blanton's rotating wait list today at one of the two local stores that tries to stock it. They said they typically get 1-2 bottles per week (seems odd, but whatever). I'm #52 on the list. It may be "much more common than you think" where you live. If so, PM me and I'll happily pay you to send me a few bottles!
Again, it’s Westland.Just thought of another option that's neither Scotch nor Irish nor bourbon, if it's available: Westlake American Oak. I had this at The Whisky Bar in Seattle three years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Pricey though.
Privateer up here in Massachusetts made one that is similar, but not as good as their rums. While I think the Westland is pretty solid (the peated was meh, sherry probably best) and Balcones too, they are still a little young but have character. I like that American malt whiskey isn't mimicking Scotch or Irish.I tried it - and yes, I liked it.
People are sleeping on both of those. Really, really good.