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/