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Westland Sherry Wood

Overall rating
82.90/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
American Single Malt
Bottled
12.2014
Stated Age
02 years old
Casktype
Ex-Oloroso, Ex-PX, Ex-Bourbon, New US Oak
Number of bottles
5000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Release No. 0022
Barcode
855410003093
Added on
10 Dec 2014 10:04 pm by clay_shaper
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 82,15

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Whisky Reviews for Westland Sherry Wood

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.90 points

  1. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Better than expected.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A little tame, raisins, plums, malt
    • Taste
      88 88
      Well balanced malt and sherry! Figs, dark fruits, honey bread, salted peanuts.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, not drying somehow stays juicy,

  2. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Better than expected.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A little tame, raisins, plums, malt
    • Taste
      88 88
      Well balanced malt and sherry! Figs, dark fruits, honey bread, salted peanuts.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, not drying somehow stays juicy,

  3. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Better than expected.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A little tame, raisins, plums, malt
    • Taste
      88 88
      Well balanced malt and sherry! Figs, dark fruits, honey bread, salted peanuts.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, not drying somehow stays juicy,

  4. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Better than expected.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A little tame, raisins, plums, malt
    • Taste
      88 88
      Well balanced malt and sherry! Figs, dark fruits, honey bread, salted peanuts.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, not drying somehow stays juicy,

  5. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Better than expected.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A little tame, raisins, plums, malt
    • Taste
      88 88
      Well balanced malt and sherry! Figs, dark fruits, honey bread, salted peanuts.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium, not drying somehow stays juicy,

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Certainly worth seeking out, but I think Sherry Wood is a bit unlucky. It does not fulfill that promise. This one is 85 EUR, which is quite expensive. Let’s not forget that this is only 2 years old!
    • Nose
      The nose is very spicy, but less sherried than anticipated. The leading aromas are butterscotch, vanilla and – errr… - curry ketchup. How weird. But not unpleasant. Underneath some dark fruits are hiding, but they have all the trouble in the world to reveal themselves.
    • Taste
      It is rather herbal than sweet on the palate. I am thinking sage and raisins. Something mildly smoky, probably from the charring of the casks. Some chocolate. All in all a pleasant palate, but less entertaining than I had hoped.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather short on grain and chocolate with a touch of rubber at the death.

  7. maltaholic scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    He smells strongly of alcohol, intense, spicy. Tasty interesting, although the sherry is not available. Spicy, cloves, ... No, honestly, that's nothing ...

  8. clay_shaper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Whiskeyfun:
    Westland 2 yo – 26 mo ‘Sherry Wood’ (46%, OB, USA, single malt, 5000 bottles, Dec. 2014)   We’ve really enjoyed some single barrels a few days ago, this is a much larger batch. Colour: deep gold. Nose: it’s almost as if they had recreated Arran, as I find both styles pretty similar. The sherry isn’t very big, and what we rather find is plenty of butterscotch, barley, and teas, which just works. Beyond that, indeed, there’s a raisiny side, but also plenty of murmuring spices and herbs, a list of which would be too long. Sage, perhaps, tarragon, nutmeg, a drop of soy sauce, a wee piece of bacon… Mouth: it’s the balance that’s rather impressive, given the very young age – and I doubt Seattle’s climate would accelerate any aging process. I find a little coffee, cornflakes, cereal bars, raisins indeed, then more chocolate. A lot more chocolate. Gets then very malty, almost Ovaltine-y. Finish: medium, extremely malty. Chicory drink and more cornflakes. Some gentle raisins in the aftertaste. Comments: it’s really soft and malty. That they manage to do this within just 26 months is a little hard to fathom, having said that. Secret electronics? Climate-controlled warehouses? Aging chambers? Or do they play some Lady Gaga in the warehouse, so that the whiskey wants to get out as fast as possible? SGP:551 - 86 points. 

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