Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Five Lions (FL)
Bottling serie
Private Collection
Stated Age
18 years old
1st Fill Sherry Butt
59.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
15/6373 321
Added on
20 Jan 2016 9:25 am by Gonathras
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179.00

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Whisky Reviews for Westport 1997 FL

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.96 points

  1. grinface scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Lovely sherry, nicely fortified. However, I would have had no idea that it is Glenmorangie. I think hardly anyone can taste that (even if I mentioned cake twice). Still, it's delicious! Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2021/01/27/glenmorangie-mit-prof-dr-tasting/
    • Nose
      A sherry cask. Definitely! Nice notes of sherry and fruits. A cake with a dark base and dark fruits. Blackberries, cherries, blueberries and red grapes. There's some tobacco, too.
    • Taste
      That goes straight to the next: tobacco and blackberries again. A little chocolate and coffee comes after a few turns.
    • Finish
      Sweet with lots of cakes and pastries. Soaked with sherry. Dark fruits without end. Add a little salt and the tobacco again.

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful sherry painting, in which clear spicy notes and wood (tannins) are in the foreground. Behind it a nice dark fruitiness.
    My second Westport and I liked both. The Westport WID 149966 is the better choice for me in terms of PLV, this one is too expensive for what is offered.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. bennythemonster scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Westport 1997-2015, 18 years, 59.7% alc. Five Lions Westport 1997-2015, 18 years, 59.7% alc.
    Bottler: Five Lions
    Aging: Sherry Butt (first fill)
    Region: Highlands, Scotland

    Special feature: Westport usually refers to single cases of Glenmorangie with a teaspoon Glen Moray> strictly speaking this is therefore a blended malt and not a single malt . The distillery may not be named, but Westport was the former trade name for Glenmorangiefässer, which were intended for the Blend industry.

    Nose: butterscotch, toffee and shortbread, really great butter / vanilla pastry. Behind it are rum balls and sultanas, blackberries and dried orange halves, a bit of dark chocolate and mildly spicy oak.

    Palate: Sweet fudge, deep dark fruits, sweet and sweet. Nut chocolate, roasted almonds and oranges, followed by a mild hint of cinnamon.

    Finish: Very long, more spice, some oak. Sweet pipe tobacco, redcurrants and raisins, some milk coffee.

    Conclusion: Wonderfully harmonious, only in the finish shows an alcoholic edge.

    88/100 points (tasted 2016, approx. 190 €)
    Thanks to the bottler for the sample and the photo!
    Original article with photo: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Highland...-18yo,-59,7-FL/

  4. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A robust, expressive and exciting dram! Rich, intense with lots of depth and power. The alcohol is not negligible but well integrated and emphasizes the fruitiness and the spiciness of this T-spooned blended malt. Ample sweet with a fascinating spicy profile and a bold woody backbone. Nothing for the faint-hearted.

    I thank Joe Seidel from Joe's Malt Shop for the sample!

    • Nose
      The nose starts off with delicate sherry flavours and a significant note of spiciness. Ripe dark fruit emerge with cherries and raisins, complemented by nougat, chocolate and subtle flavours of roasted nutts. The alcohol is quite present but not pungent. Slightly earthy tones mingle with a whiff of salt and mint in the back. Rich and intense!
    • Taste
      Bold and strong on the palate with a lovely mix of sherry, coffee and intense roasted notes. Sticky fruity sweetness, complemented by a massive load of warm, even hot spiciness. Oak, dry tannins, cloves and cracked black pepper become dominant with a slightly astringent finish, deliciously mixed with lingering notes of cocoa.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, warm and dry with a pleasant nuttiness, tobacco notes and a slightly bitter herbal touch on the tail.WITH WATER: Significantly tamed with a splash of water on the nose. Restrained sherry aroma with a lovely fruitiness and a whiff of spiced oak. Creamy and soft on the palate with sweet sherry, and stewed fruit, followed by a smooth warm spiciness and tingling oak on the midpalate. The finish is medium long with a pleasant sticky fruitiness on the tongue, lingering notes of walnut and a whiff of bitter herbs.

  5. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86


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