West Cork Port Cask Finished

Overall rating
80.43/100
votes
67
Whiskybase ID
WB147835
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Collection
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Bourbon / Quinta Da Boeira Port Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5391524714388
Added on
29 jan 2020 9:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 29.96

6 × in wishlist

67 × member ratings

141 × in collection

Whisky reviews for West Cork Port Cask Finished

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 80.43 points.

  1. VanOpek scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      sweet, hints of port, spice, cherry in alcohol, red fruit, fresh fruit, apple, grape, pear, licorice, grape juice, chocolate
    • Taste
      81 81
      fruity, spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, pepper, grapefruit/bitter citrus, sweet, wanilla, sherry/port hints, very smooth and pleasant
    • Finish
      80 80
      pepper, ginger, oak, bitter herbs, warm, sweet, smooth and balaced

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  3. ZLako scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    43% / Natural Color / Non chill filtered
    Single Malt Irish Whiskey, so far so good.

    It was time for me to try West Cork. Some people like it some people are disgusted by it. Time to unveil the truth and see how I feel about it. The color is very pale for a Port Cask finish so I am not expecting too much influence there. They used some casks from Quinta Da Boeira which is situated in Porto, Portugal. Let's get into it.

    N: Very light and pleasant. Loads of vanilla bursting with forest fruits and red berries. Blueberries and green apples. No youth note, no alcohol burn. Fairly nice nose. (85)

    P: Malty. Sweet and round. Triple distillation doing it's magic. Green apples with lots of vanilla and cinnamon. Blueberries with forest fruits and allspice. Great taste. Better than what I expected. (86)

    F: Medium. Sweet but after a while it gets dry. Some tannins and vanilla. (85)

    This is very reminiscent of the Glen Moray Port Cask finish. I like both. This is an affordable and nice whiskey. I can recommend it if you just want to drink something sweet and nice.

    85 / 86 / 85 = 85.333 --> 85 pts / 100

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Bright, straw color. It's not too oily.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Lots of forest fruit. Blueberries and blueberries. A few sour notes break through. Blackberries. Vanilla underneath. Yeast dough.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Caramel. Some forest fruits. Lots of spices. Pretty spicy. Hot pepper. Some oak in the background. Also sweet cream underneath.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Some spices. Spice. Sweet cream. Lots of caramel. A trace of forest fruit. Medium-length finish. For the second sip, more forest fruits. Cocoa and dark chocolate also came out a bit.

  5. Tim59000 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

  6. MonkeChef scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Great barrels!
    • Nose
      Aroma - Lots of berries, blueberry jam, blackberries, lemon juice, raspberry, strawberries, orange peel, red grapes.
    • Taste
      Sweet, blueberry, ginger, milk chocolate, pepper, blueberry jam, strawberry, red grapes.
    • Finish
      Medium length, red berries, blueberries, prunes, oak, dark chocolate, ginger.

  7. Funtik scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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