Matt Hofmann, right, the master distiller at Westland Distillery, and Steve Hawley, Westland’s marketing director, walked through a peat bog on the Olympic Peninsula near Shelton, Wash. Westland is making a whiskey using smoke from peat grown locally in Washington state.
Matt Hofmann, right, the master distiller at Westland Distillery, and Steve Hawley, Westland’s marketing director, walked through a peat bog on the Olympic Peninsula near Shelton, Wash. Westland is making a whiskey using smoke from peat grown locally in Washington state. Ted S. Warren AP
Matt Hofmann, right, the master distiller at Westland Distillery, and Steve Hawley, Westland’s marketing director, walked through a peat bog on the Olympic Peninsula near Shelton, Wash. Westland is making a whiskey using smoke from peat grown locally in Washington state. Ted S. Warren AP

New frontier for craft U.S. whiskey may be underfoot

December 10, 2017 11:21 AM