2016

Westport 12yo

"Sherry Wood" butt #900053

  • Distilled: 2004
  • Bottled: 2016
  • Vol: 54,3%
  • Outturn: 321
  • Code: W&M244

A cask strength release of this lovely ‘secret’ malt blended with a large percentage of whisky from a very famous distillery in the Highlands (and a wee drop from another one in Speyside). An expression that showcases a very robust style, so strikingly different from the usual flowery and fragrant one. Full maturation in an Oloroso cask resulted in a very chewy and fruity whisky: you can clearly feel a sweet and raisiny background, very reminiscent of old style sherry-matured malts, although the relatively young age didn’t allow the cask to fully transform it into a winey bomb. But soon this fruity note is complemented by more than a hint of peat smoke, which grows and leads to an almost leathery aftertaste. A whisky of contrasts, very bold and full-flavoured.

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