Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
16 years old
Bourbon Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Jan 2020 11:41 am by Tauti

Average value

€ 50.69

7 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for West Cork 16-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.31 points

  1. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Fruity malt that a little more alcohol would do well. Little bit of aromas for 16 years.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Vanilla, pear, green apple, peach, slightly brewed black tea, honey sweetness, soft oak
    • Taste
      83 83
      Vanilla and peach, lighter fruits, honey sweetness, some oak, quite watery
    • Finish
      80 80
      very short, not spectacular

  2. TechnOBY scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      fresh hay, grassy, unripe banana, peach
    • Taste
      82 82
      Peach, a little vanilla
    • Finish
      83 83
      tart, dry aftertaste;

  3. Expraesi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Myke scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    it appears very soft and fruity on the nose. The taste of a typical triple-distilled Irishman: extremely soft.
    With 43% or even 46% I could imagine that he could give more price. So it just fades too quickly.
    For me a classic summer whiskey to start with, or if you're not looking for anything complex. For 16 years it was shockingly 'pale' in its aroma.
    You can also buy a Tullamore DEW blend for half or even a third of the price and get almost the same taste profile.
    Don't get me wrong, the whiskey is quite good on the nose and tastes from solala to ok, but sorry West Cork, for around 50 euros that's too little.
    For 25 euros I would think about it ... that's how the PLV is underground.
    [70 - 66 = average --- one dram is enough, thx for the experience]
    • Nose
      72 72
      Immediately bright fruits of pear, peach and apple on the nose. In addition, vanilla, (acacia) honey and some oak seasoning and powdered sugar, although the sweetness is rather reserved.
      Behind a flower meadow and freshly cut grass.
      Over time I still have a slight nutty aroma of hazelnuts.
    • Taste
      70 70
      extremely soft / watery. Fruit is there immediately and some spice builds up on the tongue. Vanilla can still be felt.
    • Finish
      66 66
      scary short for a 16 year old. A little spice still sticks to the tongue, but then disappears very quickly.

  5. Funtik scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    21 20 20 21


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?