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The Westfalian 2013

Overall rating
88.05/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
German Single Malt Whisky
Vintage
2013
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
06 years old
Casktype
ex-Bowmore Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
52
Number of bottles
368
Strength
54.6 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
04 Jul 2019 5:54 pm by Tom MoS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 899.00

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40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Westfalian 2013

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.05 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    he would go blind as a very good Scot. An extremely successful German whisky. I don't know how much influence the Bowmore really has, but the distillate is peaty and a lot of it fits together pretty well. Perhaps the best German single malt I've drunk so far.
    • Nose
      slightly musty smoke, you actually think you feel a Bowmore note, can of course also be imagination. The smoke is present, not intrusive, the sherry barrel brings nutty and slightly fruity aromas to the nose. A slightly surprising acidic, fruity note flashes from time to time. Also something like a wet cloth, with spices, cloves, or orange peel dried .. Definitely an exciting peat nose.
    • Taste
      Velvety soft, sweet, but with a nice start, it doesn't need water. Then there are bitter oak notes, a nice portion of smoke, some pepper, subtle fruit in the background. Delicious.
    • Finish
      tart, oak, dry smoke, only a little bit sweet in the background. Long on smoke and oak.

  2. Bottlin Bond did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky won the IWSC Worldwide Whisky Trophy 2020.

    "Incredible aromas of toasty malted milk and vanilla flowers; there is outstanding depth to the palate: warm flapjacks and sweet honeycomb balanced by aged leather and dried tea leaves, and a building crescendo of intense, savoury peat smoke. 99 Pts"
    IWSC

  3. AnnEm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: greasy smoke, sweet oak notes, juicy light fruit, some leather. Its pleasant fragrance sticks in the nose for a long time. After a while, I still have ashes, garden herbs (parsley) and creamy cocoa.

    Mouth: aromatic full-bodied, herbaceous-herbal peat, also fruity (although I have no precise associations there), the alcohol is very well integrated.

    Finish: creamy, velvety mouthfeel, the herbs and a honey sweetness stay pleasantly long, nice and warm.

    Conclusion: Meets my taste in the peat sector: greasy-ashy and herbal, but also subtly fruity. I find it very solid, relatively clean and wonderfully clear from the nose to the finish. Nothing seems fake, the aromas harmonize beautifully. Thumbs up!

  4. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. WhiskyResonance scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Nice dram!

  6. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Really successful whisky
    • Nose
      The Bowmore barrel can be clearly felt, beautiful smoke, the dark fruits behind it
    • Taste
      Full and voluminous, not too alcoholic but a chilicatch. Dried fruit
    • Finish
      Long, warming with barrel seasoning and wonderfully mouth-filling

  7. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    A beautiful sherry-peat nose, dark fruity-spicy, slightly greasy. Musty cellar, walnut, tobacco

    Mouth:
    Malt, prunes, tobacco, dark chocolate. Sweet and bitter is in balance, but oak wort is not too strong. You can feel a bit of youthfulness, a hint of copper on the tip of the tongue. But this is very subtle and the overall picture makes the malt more than six years old.

    Finish:
    Medium length, coffee, subtle dates, ash

    88/100

    A more than decent whisky, the sherry is not too pushy, the barrel did a good job, I would never blindly assume that it was German whisky. Comes more like a very good blended Islay / Islands malt.
    It's fun! For a top whisky he would need a little more buzz in the aroma for me and the metallic notes are still in the way.
    But that is whining at a high level

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