Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Westfalian (TWest)
Bottling serie
German Single Malt Whisky
Stated Age
10 years old
ex-Port Charlotte Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
53.3 % Vol.
500 ml
Germany Germany
Added on
21 aug 2023 8:45 am by SViper
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky
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Average value

€ 101.86

Whisky reviews for The Westfalian 2013

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 88.11 points.

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  1. JoshNRW scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    (Update: tried it again today. It's not really bad, but it's just a small amount of whisky and almost only cask. I'm still upgrading from 82 to 83. In terms of craftsmanship, it's ok for a cask-dominated whisky and the scale is a matter of taste anyway)
    Westfalian had a few good approaches, but the last bottlings I tried were unfortunately completely dominated by the barrel. This one takes it to the extreme. I'm glad that tastes differ and other whisky lovers can find exactly what they love here.
    If you like intense flavors that don't necessarily have much to do with whisky, but are still delicious, you'll be happy here. It's tasty and basically clean, but it's too much of everything for me and even for 40-50 euros I can think of at least 250 other whiskys that I would rather spend money on.

    Apparently the ex Port Charlotte barrel was briefly rinsed with sherry before the distillate was poured in. There is no other way I can explain the intense color, the intense aromas and the tartaric acid.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Hui, the first nose is, well, unconventional I would say. Decent peat smoke. Does it only come from the ex Port Charlotte barrel or do they also smoke the grain with peat in North Rhine-Westphalia? Further. Lots of ham smoke, intense cherry notes, some plum and burnt bacon in the background.
      There was definitely no skimping on flavors here. I find tartaric acid here as well as on the palate.
      With water, the strong smoky note disappears and the dark fruit aromas with tartaric acid and bacon sweetness dominate.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The first palate starts with a mixture of oak and decently dark tartaric acid. I still find some licorice. The flavors are too intense and heavy for me. But others might just like the intense and that's ok.

      More fruit with water.
    • Finish
      83 83
      The mouthfeel is dry, astringent, slightly woody and tart. Not exactly a gentle representative after ten years. At the back there is an intense, spicy sherry sweetness like you know from an Oloroso.
      With water it becomes better and more pleasant.


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