Symposium by Jordan Felix, National Westward American Single Malt Advocate

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

7:00pm - 9:00pm

location: Yardbird Southern Table & Bar (La Cienega & 3rd Street @ The Beverly Center)


Southern California Whiskey Club is proud to have Jordan Felix, National Westward American Single Malt Advocate lead us through a special presentation about House Spirits Distillery and Westward Whiskey. This will be an in depth educational symposium about how single malt is made and you’ll get to explore the steps to create the final product.


Deconstruction of Westward American Single Malt:

• History and timeline of House Spirits Distillery and Westward Whiskey

• Tasting Pacific Northwest malted barley along with the beer (wort)

• New make (direct off the still) before it become whiskey

• Discuss the mingling of barrels and taste Westward American Single Malt. 

• Learn more about the future of American Single Malt


Pour List:

• Westward Beer

• Westward New Make

• Westward American Single Malt

• Westward 100 Proof Prototype (not available yet)



Appetizers Served @ Conclusion:

• chicken biscuits

• black eyed pea hummus

• pork rinds

We encourage you to stay and have dinner at Yardbird, their food is fantastic!



About Westward American Single Malt Whiskey [website]: 

Distilled at House Spirits in Portland, Oregon. Westward American Single Malt Whiskey is a grain-to-glass celebration of the American pioneer spirit. Made from scratch from Pacific Northwest two-row barley, fermented with American ale yeast for outstanding flavor, double pot distilled for exceptional character, matured in new American oak barrels, and never chill filtered, Westward brings together the very best of the American whiskey and craft beer traditions.


Jordan Felix is the National Westward American Single Malt Advocate. Before joining the House Spirits Distillery team last year, Jordan ran the world recognized Multnomah Whisk(e)y Library and worked on the James Beard nominated team at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon. Managing bars from Melbourne, Australia to New York City, he is dedicated to educating about spirits and sharing hospitality with the world. Jordan is an amateur writer, a keen swimmer and speaks conversational Japanese. Achievements include Food & Wine’s Best New Mixologist of 2015 and 2011 Portland Iron Bartender.



Big thanks to Brooke Arthur & Erin Hayes @ Westward Whiskey and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar to make this possible.

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