Westport 1997

"Sherry Wood" Butt #3358-3359

  • Distilled: 1997
  • Bottled: 2014
  • Vol: 48%
  • Outturn: 1292
  • Code: W&M173

Bronze Medal at Malt Maniacs Awards 2014

An exciting new entry in our catalogue! When we sampled these casks we had no expectations, but their quality surprised us so we decided to buy some stocks. Soft, chewy, luscious, with a rich background of candied oranges, apricots, beeswax, and just the right amount of nuttiness, it could easily be mistaken for a classic Speysider… which is far from the truth. The sherry influence is obvious but not explicitly winey or on the tannic side. Rather, it has that wonderfully autumnal potpourri of chestnuts, slightly peppery character, cinnamon biscuits and buttery cake that is typical of the good balance between first and second fill casks. Medium bodied, fragrant, perfectly suited as an after dinner malt but easy and soft enough for any occasion.

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