Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Alba Import (AI)
Bottling serie
The Highland Trail
Stated Age
17 years old
Bourbon Barrel
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
24 Jan 2017 9:25 am by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 99.90

3 × in wishlist

27 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Westport 1999 AI

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.90 points

  1. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The Westport is a nice Bourbon nut with a heavy finish. He likes me better with water.

  2. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Vanilla, caramel, oranges, malty sweetness, waxy, herbs, a little grassy, ​​slightly spruce needles extract
    • Taste
      Strong, vanilla, oranges, hardly oak
    • Finish
      Sweet, lots of vanilla, bourbon notes, oak without bitterness

  3. Mischi did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    From the northern Highlands comes this 17-year-old Westport. Of course that means no distillery there, as most of you know. Westport is the trade name for barrels from the Glenmorangie Distillery, which was allegedly added to a small amount of another whiskey. So the contents of the barrel can no longer be bottled as Glenmorangie Single Malt.
    This bottling matured for 17 years in a fresh bourbon barrel and has developed so well that exceptionally, Alba Import left it with a full cask strength of 57.3% vol. A voluminous drop that is characterized by intense aromas of caramel fudge, fruit compote and honey cake with spicy undertones.

  4. CST1986 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    While its nose stays quite subdued and a bit blocked because of the alcoholic note, this Westport really delivers on the tongue. I love its fruity and intense progression with water. This is definitely better and much more typical Northern Highland style than what Glenmorangie currently has to offer in this price range.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Floral and fruity with a typical vanilla backbone. Without water rather spirity, but with water there are granny smith apples (with apple seeds and all), vanilla pods, geranium, lemon oil, brioche, sultanas and candied ginger.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Neat this malt tastes very strong and sour, but underneath there is a delicate complexity waiting for being discovered. With water (it takes a few drops as well as plenty of water, don't be afraid to experiment) it becomes creamy and opens up with passion fruit, cherimoya, ripe apples, creamy lemon sherbet and soft bittersweet hop-py undertones. This is delicious!
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium long, with vanilla, apple pie, citrus and a fruit salad dressed with lemon juice, corn syrup and sultanas.


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