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Overall rating
85.89/100
votes
26
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Alba Import (AI)
Bottling serie
The Highland Trail
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Jan 2017 9:25 am by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 77.89

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26 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Westport 1999 AI

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.89 points

  1. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. schero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • 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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