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Westland Peated

Overall rating
84.15/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
American Single Malt
Bottled
10.2014
Stated Age
02 years old
Casktype
Char Oak Barrel, Ex-Bourbon, Ex-Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Release No. 0011
Barcode
855410003086
Added on
19 Feb 2015 12:03 am by Sandoz
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 78,02

2 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Westland Peated

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.15 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose was not very promising, but on the palate it immediately became my favorite of the three. Unfortunately, like its twins, it is rather expensive for what you get.
    • Nose
      The nose starts rather closed, to be honest. Not a lot of peat, as far as I am concerned. Not that I was expecting it, but still. It is very close to the American Oak, but with a trace of smoke. And somewhat more herbal. Forrest scents. And still loads of vanilla and coffee.
    • Taste
      On the palate, the peat is a lot more present and offers up loads of earthy notes. Yes, this is very good indeed! Very sweet, almost liquid candy, but wrapped in a grand blanket of smoke and peat. Nothing complex about it, but what a beautiful simplicity!
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, mildly drying, honeysweet and smoky. Only at the death does the wood offer up some spices.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    To be continued !
    Enthusiasm 4/5
    • Nose
      Very discreet nose, it's almost a game of tracks at the beginning (Okay, OK, I tasted a Ledaig just before but still!) Then slowly emerge notes of polish, then vanilla ice cream and coconut. Macadamia nuts. Very subtle. Peat barely discernible.
    • Taste
      Malted mouth. Very young but not lively. These people know how to distill. Elegant. Gourmet limit with a fruit / candy heart. Micro-peat keys.
    • Finish
      Short final on vanilla.

  3. clay_shaper scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Whiskeyfun:
    Westland 2 yo – 24 mo ‘Peated’ (46%, OB, USA, single malt, 3000 bottles, Oct. 2014)   and a half Yes Westland even do peated. Most interestingly, they seem to be mashing a blend of heavily peated malt and unpeated malt, which sounds relatively smart as a way of adjusting the ‘peat levels’ in the spirit. But I believe they do more or less the same in Scotland, although they’d rather do that straight at the malting plants. Colour: gold. Nose: very very smart, because it’s delicate and subtle, much more so than what you can get when tasting some very young Scottish peaters. What’s even more amazing is that we’re relatively close to old-style Laphroaig, that is to say to the 10s from the 1970s, if that rings a bell. This is way less complex, obviously, but the profile is in the same vein, with plenty of soft tropical fruits and a delicate smoke, and even hints of camphory balm. Mouth: I-am-impressed. It’s lacking ‘mingling’ and ‘polishing’, and you feel that the oak and the smoke, for example, are not quite tangoing to perfection yet, but other than that, this is a pretty marvellous soft tropical peater, with a smell of the 1960s on Islay in the air. They sure are onto something. Citrons, passion fruits, ashy smoke, even touches of salt… This is absolutely excellent. Finish: medium, clean, zesty, ashy, smoky… And the aftertaste’s even a little bready. Comments: unexpected. 24 months, they say. How many days in a month, in Seattle? 250? SGP:546 - 89 points.

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