Cask Strength

Westport 15yo

"Sherry Wood" butt #900050

  • Distilled: 2004
  • Bottled: 2019
  • Vol: 57,8%
  • Outturn: 539
  • Code: W&M305

A good example of how the usually malty, light and fragrant Westport can be transformed into a muscular and peppery whisky, thanks to the use of a fine sherry cask. At the nose it’s nutty, with a dry winey note and slightly sour peaches, even a bit austere. Its strength and spicy character are not fully revealed, though, until the first sip… The initial taste of sultana raisins, dried figs and nuts, with a touch of honey too, is quickly overwhelmed by a very peppery and winey impression. Power and spices continue to build up with no intention to stop! It’s a wonderfully traditional refill sherry profile, fruity but tight, nutty and extremely dry. The aftertaste sees the intensity and the peppery character still growing, for a truly explosive ending.

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