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Overall rating
86.46/100
votes
30
Whiskybase ID
WB177203
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Westfalian (TWest)
Bottling serie
Masterpiece
Vintage
2013
Bottled
2021
Calculated age
07 years old
Casktype
ex-Ardbeg Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
53
Number of bottles
344
Strength
54.1 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
15 feb 2021 10:12 pm by PeterLustig52
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 189.00

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30 × member ratings

67 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Westfalian 2013

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.46 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I think it needs a good amount of time with air in the bottle to show its potential, when I tasted it freshly opened a while ago I wasn't that enthusiastic, but today it really picked me up, super exciting and tasty whisky than Ardbeg fans will also get their money's worth here
    • Nose
      Oranges come to mind first, also lemon, sweet, the whole thing mixes with a rather creamy note of caramel, everything is slightly burned, greasy, I like it right away, also pepper, shisha tobacco, the smoke is in wax bedded, some waffle biscuits, hazelnut, beautiful, changes in the glass
    • Taste
      Creamy, cherry, sweet, red, caramel, ashy smoke, tobacco, sticky, some chocolate, lemon on the palate, decent cinnamon, overall dominated by sweetness with a dash of lemon, then the smoke hides behind it and the other flavors, very straight forward Appears before he changes in the exit and clearly reveals what kind of barrel he was in
    • Finish
      Tickles at the tip of the tongue, sweet but otherwise sour, exciting, now also slightly tart, vanilla, now I have the full Ardbeg Ten feeling in my mouth, nice

  2. Don Cassi scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The nose opens with slightly fermenting dried fruits, wood polish, wet wood and some smoldering rubber.

    In the mouth, the alcohol provides intensity without annoying burning, spicy-fruity notes line the palate.

    In the finish, there is initially a surge of ash, which is then replaced by spicy oak. In the background there is a slight note of damp cardboard. At the end there is a fine pepperiness.
    Length: 5/10

    Overall nice malt, which partly transports both the sherry barrel and the Ardbeg character, but still maintains the basic character of German whisky. But grossly overpriced at the called price.

    Grade: 2+

  3. rampah scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Another interesting German whisky, but I don't like the smoky Westfalians quite as much as those from the ex-sherry barrel whisky barrels, which is confirmed here by way of example.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Smoke, gum and iodine. Clearly citrus fruits. Initially still sweet, then changing to sour. Mint and campfire.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Spicy and smoky, savory, marzipan. The alcohol is strong, but still well integrated.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long finish, with slightly burning alcohol. Smoke, malt and sweetness are found.

  5. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  6. IronChic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. FlamingSpeedy scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      65 65
      Wet dog by the campfire
    • Taste
      67 67
      Ash, canned fruit cocktail, slug pellets
    • Finish
      63 63
      Lawn fertilizers, weed killers and dried fruit. Short. Lots of ash

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