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Westland Distillery (Seattle, WA) Cask # 448 Single Cask Release

Heavily Peated Beauty

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@bwmccoyReview by @bwmccoy

23rd Jan 2018


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  • Brand: Westland Distillery (Seattle, WA)
  • ABV: 58.6%

Released June 2017. Bottle #251. Hand-filled at the distillery. 375ml bottle. Cask Strength. Spirit made from Baird's Heavily Peated Distiller's Malt. Aged for 4 years in a first-fill ex-Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel.

Color: Pale straw.

Nose: Slight peach and apricot followed by wet campfire ash, caramel frosting and candle wax.

Palate: Sweet malt, vanilla bean, black pepper, ashy peat smoke.

Finish: Long and spicy.


Robert99 commented

@bwmccoy Thank you for giving us infos and reviews of Westland. I only had the regular peated expression but I was impressed and find this distillery to be of interest. One day they will release 12 and 16 yo and everybody will praise them but until then, we could be among the few who enjoy their releases.

6 years ago 0

Victor commented

I still haven't yet had a taste of Westland, but I am looking forward to it.

@bwmccoy, thank you for your informative review.

6 years ago 0

bwmccoy commented

Thank you @Robert99 and @Victor for your comments and kind words. I failed to mention in my review that with the addition of a few drops of water, I got a distinct bourbon character. I'm guessing this is a result of the cask.

6 years ago 0

paddockjudge commented

@bwmccoy, congratulations on your first review! I hope you will share more of your excellent whisky with us in additional reviews. tumbler_glass

6 years ago 0

bwmccoy commented

@paddockjudge - Thank you! I really appreciate it. I posted my second review yesterday and will be posting a third one later today. All three of the whiskies were near the end of the bottle so I wanted to make sure I got the reviews completed before the last dram.

6 years ago 0