West Cork Peat Charred Cask

Overall rating
79.52/100
votes
66
Whiskybase ID
WB100440
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Glengarriff Series
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Peat Charred Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Limited Release
Barcode
5391524712728
Added on
03 sep 2017 4:47 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 30.73

6 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

112 × in collection

Whisky reviews for West Cork Peat Charred Cask

13 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 79.52 points.

  1. steff scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

  2. MarcinCh scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    Gold color. Whiskey quite oily.
    • Nose
      76 76
      Smoke. Some peat underneath. Delicate sweetness. Sweet smoke. Caramel and vanilla. As time goes by, it gets more and more smoke.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Whiskey is not oily in the mouth. Smells a lot of smoke. Ash from the ashtray. Cigarette butts. In the background, a delicate sweetness. Traces of caramel.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Smoke. Ash from the ashtray. Butts. Traces of caramel. Light sweetness. A pinch of spices. White pepper. Medium-length finish.

  3. thebonewolf scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
      Butter cookie, toasted marshmallow, banana.
    • Taste
      74 74
      Gummy bear, taffy, malt.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Malt, apple. Peanut late sometimes. Medium-short.

  4. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 67 points Connoisseur

    Again, a very specific, tasteless whiskey. It is unclear who should like it. Again, the experiment with fumigating barrels with combustion products turned out to be unsuccessful.
    • Nose
      Dried porridge, yeast, rotten fruit and smoked sausage.
    • Taste
      Semolina porridge, broken fruits, chemical phenols.
    • Finish
      Fully repeats the flavor palette.

  5. Petersdrams scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  6. Petersdrams scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. nigel.kosky scored this whisky 70 points Newbie

    Slight peat aroma, as promised. But on the first try it is clearly overlaid with a strong alcoholic aroma. The whiskey lacks body and nuances, but is still easy to drink alone.

  8. nigel.kosky scored this whisky 70 points Newbie

    Slight peat aroma, as promised. But on the first try it is clearly overlaid with a strong alcoholic aroma. The whiskey lacks body and nuances, but is still easy to drink alone.

  9. MickMatrix scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      76 76

  10. MackenzieOB95 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Nose: Green apples. Hard candies. Waves of peat smoke, not too heavy though. Caramel. A little pepper. Some malt. A beautiful nose!

    Palate: Smokier than the nose. Fruitiness more complex, citrus coming through alongside the apple. More hints of pepper. Subtle sweetness of honey and taffy. All rounding out with malt.

    Finish: Medium-long. Very warm. Smoke and apple lingering.

    Overall Score: 91. This is delightful. I had been sold on West Cork from the first time I tried their Black Reserve but this has just raised the bar immensely for them. This is an absolutely delicious whiskey. I read some comments that made me a little weary but I certainly was not expecting a heavy peat nose and palate like a Laphroaig. So I wasn’t let down in any way. This is easily my new favorite of the West Cork selections.

  11. coldsun scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Light, pleasant and easy to drink whiskey. It combines classic Irish copper pot elements with elegant notes of peaty smoke and citruses. Good value for money and good whiskey to try.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Peaty smoke, sweet barley malt, citruses.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Peaty smoke, sweet barley malt, citruses with classic copper metal hints.
    • Finish
      71 71
      Citric spices.

  12. Kaywendi scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  13. Petersdrams scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Interesting dram, citrus fruit in the nose (lime, lemon), very light smoke, not peaty. Fresh taste, slightly alcoholic but not metallic. Short finish, slightly smoky again. Easy to drink, summer whiskey, good PLV.

  14. Arquebus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Soft, fruity, much reminiscent of Auchentoshan or a Tullibardine - The Murray which I have on the go for comparison . The fruit notes are difficult to pin down, but I could go with 'Gummy Bears' or children's sweets. There also a generic savoury red wine note , some earthiness and a distinct orange/ cinnamon theme. i didn't notice any peat.

  15. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Interesting experiment to actually bring the smokiness over the burnt out barrels, as so often is spread to laymen. I think it's delicious, I like it, the beer and the orange notes are a good team, for fair € 28 and Experimenters -> Buy recommendation.
    • Nose
      on the one hand fresh-green-sparkling, like a tart, cool pils, hoppy, carbonated, unripe green apple, freshly mown grass, a splash of lemon ... the whole green stuff will probably come from the peat ... and then there is A nice supple orange gummy-honey sweetness, with a touch of cinnamon - fine
    • Taste
      From the gummy bears is delicious Soft Cake Orange (chocolate in addition), the very fresh greens from the nose tart and herbaceous and the smokiness on the tongue is very reminiscent of the peated malt, most likely barbecue smoke (not medical / ham / tar)
    • Finish
      medium to long, charcoal with Beck's & dark chocolate

  16. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Again, the smoke is more of a side effect in menthol, the rest is rather weak. Unfortunately, even the great fruity nose of the Bog Oak is missing here, whereby I see both at the same, rather low level.
    • Nose
      Artificial, fruity, lemon zest, a bit musty, herbaceous, the peat smoke is noticeable, but not as strong as expected.
    • Taste
      Also here actually very mild, but very closed, a little bit of pepper, some menthol, some malt.
    • Finish
      very peppery, artificial, some smoke in the background, menthol.

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