Westland Cask No. 2497

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Release
Pedro Ximénez Hogshead
Number of bottles
59.9 % Vol.
750 ml
Bottled for
Total Wine & More
United States United States
Added on
09 nov 2018 11:41 am by random_guy7531
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky
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Whisky reviews for Westland Cask No. 2497

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  1. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Sweet and rich, this was a fascinating dram and a great point of comparison to a prior Westland I reviewed (Cask 2479 bottled for K&L). The two Westlands were aged over a similar period and in PX casks, they really differed only in the type of barley used. Tasting these two drams side by side highlighted the role played by different barley varietals in the final character of a whiskey. This had more rancio-funk to it and a good deal more malty pastries than the Pale Malt cask bottled for K&L which leaned more into sweet spices and almost floral fruits.

    I gave this bottle a slight edge between the two, it had a bit thicker mouthfeel and I enjoyed the syrupy quality to the candied nuts that came through. Overall, while this was not my favorite style, I am not a huge fan of PX sherry influence, this was a fine sipper. I mentally filed this away as a dessert dram, it was something sweet to digest after a nice meal rather than something I necessarily want to sip by itself. However, I do think, with such a heavy wine influence, it paired really well with some nice hard cheese— so if you want to experiment with single malt and food, this is an intriguing option.
    • Nose
      Rich and sweet with demerara sugar, fruit cake, and marzipan. Rich dried fruits and candied nuts bring to mind trail mix. Dense figgy cake, maple syrup, dried cherries, and caramel flan.
    • Taste
      Thick and syrupy with sweet rancio and honey glazed nuts. Malty notes of honey nut Cheerios, rice crackers, and rum baba cake. Fruity notes build over time with astringent persimmons, dehydrated pineapples, and mangos, as well as sweet cinnamon and black sugar.
    • Finish
      Lingering pilsner funk with nuts and honey.


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