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Whisky Reviews for The Westfalian 2012
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.09 points
- By far the best Westfalian far, from a small barrel. Ideal for Christmas. The port has left its mark wide. he can tolerate some water for enjoyment.
The first impression is Uhu glue. This softens after a few seconds a rum pot, honey, light roasted aromas and actually Mon Cherie aroma. Berry fruits take over afterwards.
Plum, dark chocolate, chillies, coffee and another dark cherry. Very creamy and full on the palate.
long-lasting with a peppery wood note. Remains very full-bodied.
- For me the highlight of The Westfalian so far. A great impression of what you can do with a good barrel of everything in a short time. The Portweinnoten are beautifully integrated into the whisky. One could now complain that the own character of the whisky goes down ... yes, you can, but I do not here, because you know what you are getting involved with, I think. Anyway, I think it's nice that the whisky does not bring the fruit notes that many other young whiskys have.
In the nose comes immediately a berry compote. Strong dark cherries, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and blackberries have come together to form a wonderful combination. The whole thing is carried by a malty undertone and goes for me in the direction of fried brown bread. A touch of honey in combination with marzipan I have in the nose, if you smell very gentle on him. In the background I still find a little furniture polish with orange flavor and licorice.
In the mouth, the whisky is incredibly creamy, powerful and mouth filling. It unfolds a wonderfully fruity note with a slight chilli nuance on the cake. He meets the classic notes that I expect from a port-aged whisky. Beautiful nut flavors (walnut and cashew), then gets a nice chocolaty note on the tongue (then I have to think of the appropriate chili cherry chocolate of the original Tastingnotes, but it's true). He is not quite as fruity on the tongue as the nose suggests. For me now dominate more spices and chocolate.
The finish is medium and warm. He runs just as creamy down the throat as he has felt in his mouth. The chili remains really strong on the tongue, in the mouth, on the other hand, a pleasant sweetness dissipates, which spreads more and more to a strong cocoa note, without becoming furry or woody. After some time, the whisky is really heavy and changes for me so great from light and fruity nose to a real punch in the mouth and finish.