West Cork Calvados Cask Finished

Overall rating
77.86/100
votes
92
Whiskybase ID
WB147847
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Collection
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Bourbon / Calvados Garnier Finish
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Small Batch
Bottle code
33919
Barcode
5391524714364
Added on
29 jan 2020 10:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 28.62

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92 × member ratings

159 × in collection

Whisky reviews for West Cork Calvados Cask Finished

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 77.86 points.

  1. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Young daring, but interesting whiskey, with an apple character. Exposure in Calvados gave color to this release.
    • Nose
      The first background is the shades of Newmake: fermented milk products, yeast, herbaceousness. Deeper - a creamy fudge, a boiled apple.
    • Taste
      Apple sourness, apple seeds, spices, herbs, young tannins.
    • Finish
      Short, with a prominent malt component, with notes of apple, pear, green tea and caramel.

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  3. Jordanite scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Sample notes. Very different nose, milk bottle lollies, butter, hint of lime, slight lemongrass, faint coconut. Obviously the palate is a little soft with 43%, but not horribly so. Once again butter, followed by faint lemongrass. The rum notes are there but not overly pronounced.

  4. Whiscask scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion from a blind tasting:
    Oof, what a drink! Too young? Certainly. Drinking strength, probably around 43%. cask aging? Tastes like Chardonnay Casks, but not the good ones. Nothing Scottish I would say. Maybe a Breton whiskey? Or a German with 15 gold medals for the best international whiskey?
    • Nose
      70 70
      Unripe pears, freshly mown meadow, lemongrass, peeled tree bark
    • Taste
      65 65
      Pomace brandy, rice schnapps, white pepper, some sweetness
    • Finish
      60 60
      Short and yet longer than one might like, acidic dry to bitter

  5. Hsh scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    81 The fresh finish was impressive and the overall flavor was quite good.

  6. MarcinCh scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Bright color.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet notes. Caramel. Biscuits. Citrus notes. Clear cream. Apples, rather green. Cinnamon. A little pepper.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Slightly sweet. Lots of spices. Cinnamon. Caramel. Biscuits. Cream. Maybe some yeast dough.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Spices. Pepper. Spice. Black pepper. Biscuits. Yeast dough.

  7. AKCaskStrenght scored this whisky 73 points Member Junior

    Very disappointing, it's an aperitif more than a whiskey… pleasant in Old Fashion but on its own it becomes almost sickening

  8. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Not my whiskey. There are also much better ones for beginners. The finish destroys everything.
    • Nose
      77 77
      Green apple and pear with a dash of citrus. Wet, freshly cut wood. Wet cardboard.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Apple again. Vanilla sweetness. Slightly tingling, some oak.
    • Finish
      65 65
      Becomes bitter and dry and at the same time hot. Oak strikes clearly. Nothing more is coming. Not pleasant.

  9. DramRol scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Very spirity, alcoholic, fresh in the nose, green apples, cider, peppermint, on the palate similar, apples and dry

  10. MonkeChef scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    .
    • Nose
      Sour bitter, fermented yellow apples, baked apple, raisins, peach stone, grapefruit peel, green grapes, lemon, licorice, quince.
    • Taste
      Sweetish, baked apple, honey, cloves, orange peel, ginger, quince, malt, peach pits.
    • Finish
      Sweet and dry, medium length, pear, oak, dark chocolate, cinnamon, quince.

  11. wizzkey scored this whisky 70 points Member Junior

    nose: green apples and cinnamon
    planet watery and smooth
    finish short and a little bit bitter

    very light whiskey - perfect for beginers

  12. VanOpek scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    IMHO: WC Calvados CF < WC Port CF. But both are good!
    • Nose
      82 82
      woody, oak, cask, herbal, vanilla, toffee cream, marzipan, baked apple with cinnamon, cinnamon bread, light and smooth sweetness, spicy, maybe a bit earthy, hints of nuts and cork
    • Taste
      80 80
      cinnamon, pepper, vanilla, smooth and pleasant, earthy hints, fruity - apple
    • Finish
      79 79
      oak bitterness, nutmeg, warm herbal, honey hints

  13. Myst111 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very good price / performance ratio.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Pears, apple, some citrus notes

      The unpleasant alcohol disappears after a few minutes.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Very mild, calvados, apple, in short: fresh and fruity
    • Finish
      82 82
      short, light and spicy with about honey

  14. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Light, fresh wood, some grain, light boiled down fruit notes, preserved pears, cinnamon, light Christmas spices, puff pastry with an apple and cinnamon filling.

      Takes a bit of time, but then great fruit and spice aromas come out.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Spices, fresh light wood, light light fruit notes.

      Unfortunately a little bit.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Pleasant, slightly spicy and dry, with a pleasant light fresh fruit note in the background.

  15. jkswift scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  16. DenverbroncosDuke scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Nice light Irish drinking whiskey for a very good price
    • Nose
      82 82
      Alcoholic apple like a calvados, a little vanilla
    • Taste
      83 83
      Light fruits, pear, honey, almond, vanilla
    • Finish
      78 78
      A little bitter but not unpleasant, quite short

  17. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    The nose is initially very apple-brewed, but the unpleasant notes disappear rather quickly. Pickled apples on the palate, astringency, rather dense, burnt picket fence at the finish
    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  18. claymore84 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 06-24-2020.

  19. hettrum scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

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