Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Westfalian (TWest)
Bottling serie
German Single Malt Whisky
Stated Age
08 years old
Portwine Cask
Number of bottles
55.1 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
13 jun 2021 9:20 pm by Fireblader
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

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Whisky reviews for The Westfalian 2013

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.15 points.

  1. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I absolutely would not have guessed a German whisky blindly. The raw spirit is so adaptable that the port wine barrel from Springbank can do a great job and really give the whisky a good portion of Campbeltown feeling.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The port wine barrel comes through pretty well right from the start: raisins, dried figs and apricots, lightly fermented grapes, leather, pipe tobacco. The lightly fermented grapes provide just the right amount of "dirt" that is needed to make the nose nice and exciting.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong start with sweet forest berries, blackberries and grapes. Leather and pipe tobacco, malt, some menthol. Moist forest floor, slightly musty wood, the sweet berries last a long time.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The menthol note becomes more intense in the finish, still the berries, cold espresso, nut chocolate.

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  3. JoshNRW scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Just from memory from a tasting with a friend:

    A lot of barrels and that's a good thing here. There is no real distillate to be seen, and if it were, it would probably be "too German": German meaning very clean. Even so clean that a distillate has no character of its own. Nose 87 and that is mainly due to the barrel influence.
    Quite young on the palate and still somewhat alcoholic. Nevertheless cleaned, therefore honest 85 points.
    The finish is short and somewhat alcoholic. 83

  4. RedBandit74 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweetness, ham, smoke, some dark fruits, strong, some cherries
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweetness, smoke, spice, slight sharpness, gooseberries
    • Finish
      84 84
      Oak, becoming drier, tart spicy, quite long

  5. Killswitch scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    here the barrel and with it the Springbank clearly left its mark
    a malt for Springbank fans
    for me it had too few leather notes too bad
    • Nose
      Ham is decreasing, leather is decreasing, earthy, slightly dirty, mineral / metal, slightly pepper, slightly oak, sweetness comes, sweet fruit
      with water: sweeter, banana, slightly gum, vanilla

      from 1920s: dirty, ham, very earthy, typical spring banknotes, light leather
      with water: crispbread + cheese, ham, leather
    • Taste
      full and vigorous
      spicy, dirty and nutty, ham, fresh earth, dark malt, chocolate so 65%, minimal smoke

      with water: softer, red berries, a chemical note, cucumber water?
    • Finish
      long, sticks to the palate
      very spicy, minimal oak, smoky, dirty

      with water: rather thin, very earthy, a chemical note, a fruit compote

      astringent on the tongue and gums


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