Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Westfalian (TWest)
Bottling serie
German Single Malt Whisky
ex-Laphroaig Port Cask
Number of bottles
54.4 % Vol.
50 ml 500 ml
de Germany
Added on
08 mar 2019 6:30 pm by OpenBar_PMI
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 101.00

11 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Westfalian 2012 - Masterpiece

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.43 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    for a man over 90 he is missing
    the matte softness combined with the depth of the aromas
    • Nose
      in the Blender`s Glass

      nice musty
      clearly port
      sweet meaty raisins
      Sulfur (dried fruits and matches)
      sweet and sulphurous smoke
      Crunchy cherry flesh
      milk chocolate in the background
      the longer it stands, the more flavor comes to the fore

      a bush of warm herbs dipped in a bitter, tangy meat sauce
    • Taste
      it runs into your mouth in a tasty, chocolaty manner
      a light fire with a little smoke will light on your tongue
      dark fruits and chocolate powder stick spicy and tasty to your palate
    • Finish
      Chocolate powder
      dark fruit
      slowly gets wet

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The overripe fruit note is a bit annoying in the nose and there is a little lack of tension, sometimes does not look like whisky. That changes around the mouth, here classic impressions of grain, wood, smoke and fruit prevail. I like it better in the mouth than in the nose. Now it looks like whisky. The finish convinces with pleasant notes, beautiful length and no missing notes, even if not very complex.
    If the nose hadn't missed something, a very high rating would have been possible.
    • Nose
      Tender sweet smoke determines the first impression, apricot, tobacco, hay, with a longer time the impression of overripe fruit, somewhat sour, grass, white fortified wine, becomes flatter with time, the impression of smoke disappears
    • Taste
      Noticeable start, sweet, some wood spice, peach, again some smoke in the background (I'm not sure), malt, caramel, now also some red fruit, sweet and ripe
    • Finish
      Now the smoke is unmistakable and clearly recognizable, the dominant note in the finish, warm it hugs the palate and runs down the throat, there remains oak spice and delicate bitterness on the palate, a bit tart beer and the memory of peaches. The warmth and the sweet spice stay long.

  3. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very powerful nose, smoke comes through vigorously. also red fruits. Slightly fermented blackberries. And lots of wood, but not sawdust or fresh wood, but old ones.
    A slight hint of salt. Only a few cereal and malt notes in the background.
    Also in the 1920 Blenders Glass hardly any alcohol in the nose, and I don't do that so often with over 50%.

    Very well integrated alcohol, only slight sharpness when starting.
    The port barrel is noticeable, as is the Laphroaig. Blackberries and black currants, slightly sour. The smoke is slightly greasy, but also has ashy aspects.
    And above all, wood makes itself felt without malt striking bitter or spicy oak. Rather than chewing on a stick on a stick, wood without bitterness and spice.

    Long, fruity with a slight sweetness and about the same acidity. Slight notes of ash, a little greasy.


    Conclusion: a very convincing whisky. Ahead of his age from maturity, and here too, like the Westfalian from the Bowmore barrel, I would never have blindly guessed a German whisky (especially not at the age of 6).
    With the two bottlings, Westfalian has definitely managed to arouse my interest in the future and keep an eye there

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Compared to the 6-year-old Bowmore Sherry Cask, this one is pretty much down the drain. Positive, it still tastes of Scottish whisky. The peat through the barrel is surprisingly strong in the finish, but I don't think whether the malt was peated. Port wine is not my hobby anyway, so it ranks a bit in the average grades for me, but if someone likes the port profile, you can confidently strike. Unfortunately, like all Westfalian, this is not really a bargain.
    • Nose
      sweet, fruity, mild, a subtle hint of peat, slightly nutty, winy notes.
    • Taste
      dry, winey, "porty", a lot of oak, almost a little bit dry, a little menthol, only a little sweetness, pepper.
    • Finish
      a lot of menthol, a lot of oak, strongly astringent, a gush of peat, quite dry, only slight sweetish sticky notes on the palate, otherwise becoming increasingly peaty.

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I got the sample as a gift - did not look any further before what I have in the glass, I wanted to go there as unbiased as possible.

    Not my whisky - in my nose I first thought of a red wine barrel - for me it was slightly inharmonious in the compostion, it is very dense, aromatic and pleasantly sweet - but overall the flavors are too loud, too shrill - more than a dram I do not need this type of whisky - but that is my personal opinion - I probably do not generally like a "red" Malt with Peat. He will find his fans - he definitely does not look too young.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Gogopro52 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Cool Laphi, a bit lax with some strange notes. That would be the summary, if it really was a Laphi himself.

    Enlarge a pleasing malt, which should come from a very / extremely active Laphroaig Cask, because he has left powerful traces.
    All this is this malt (whether single or already Vatted / Pure, I would like the hair splitters) but quite good.

    Price not really without, because what you get is good (not surprisingly disparate) fabric, nothing excessive, highly outstanding outstanding.
    The price (after all, scarce 180 E per liter) has, by the way, the higher rating really effectively prevented, because equipment or something that could have justified the price in the approach, I have not seen.


    Conclusion: The substance tastes, but that's it.

  8. checkpointrk scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88


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