Whiskey

Westland Peated Malt

Westland Peated Malt

This is a fantastic whiskey. An 8.4 for a 24 month whiskey is insane. I wouldn't be surprised if most 24 month whiskies I'd give much lower - 3 to 5 range. Westland is my favorite american single malt distillery. What they've accomplished in such a small amount of time is insane. I've toured their distillery and tasting room, it's phenominal - if you're a fan of whiskey you owe it to yourself if you're ever in Seattle. It's hard not to root for them (even though they've been acquired). They're the future of American whiskey. This whiskey, with it's malty lemony quality, is something special. It's definitely not the best whiskey I've ever had; but you owe it to yourself to give Westland a chance. In 10 years Westland is going to produce the best American whiskey - mark my words!

Bottle Info

Distillery: Westland Distillery

Barrel type: first fill ex-bourbon, cooper's select new american oak, cooper's reserve new american oak

Age: minimum of 24 months

ABV: 46

How this acquired: store

Cost: $70

Year purchased: 2015

Tasting Notes

Nose: malty, yeasty, peat, peppery, smoke, apple, pear, vanilla, fruits, oak, a funk - sprinbank funk, pudding, sugary cake

Nose[water]: n/a

Taste: smoke, oak, light peaty pepper, brine, pear, apple, light soft fruits, vanilla, oak, salt, a bit of lemony tartness, candied lemon smoke

Taste[water]: n/a

Finish: clean, zesty, salty smoke, apple, lemon, sugar cake, yeasty and bready, tart beer

Finish[water]: n/a

Score: 8.4

Value Notes

Would I buy this (or if already bought, would you buy this again): Yes

Would I order this in a bar: No

Would I drink this if someone gave me a glass: Yes

Value For Money: 3/5

My Scoring System

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn't consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I'd rather have.

5 | Good | This is a good, solid daily.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average.

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite.

10 | Insurpassable | The best whiskey of all time.

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